According to Israeli-American philanthropist and Jewish community leader Adam Milstein, the future of the Jews lies in the hands of the young people. This is the generation that will create the next phase of strong leaders who will steer the country through the challenges posed by anti-Semitism which is on the rise in Europe and North America. Adam Milstein wants to see Jewish leaders who will lead the country like the great leaders of the past led by the first prime minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and other did. These are leaders who stood with the community at the time of dire need and assisted them to face the challenges that were encountered post-independence.
Today, the biggest challenges facing the state of Israeli comes in the form of an anti-Semitism movement known as BDS. This is a movement that aims at weakening the Jews economically and then isolating them from the rest of the world. The BDS movement is a product of agents of anti-Semitism coming together to bring the community down. The BDS Movement also want to separate the Jews living abroad from those living in the Middle East. By creating fear among the Jews living in the diaspora, they are forcing them to denounce their Jewish identity. This makes them lose touch with the Jewish community. The BDS Movement is driving a wedge into the relationships between these two sides of the community thus weakening Israel as a nation.
There is, however, an effort that is being applied by community leaders such as Adam Milstein. These are people who have seen the intentions of the movement and are doing everything possible to make their goals unattainable. Adam Milstein is sponsoring various initiatives which will bind the community together. The Jews living in the United States will identify themselves with the Jewish origin.
By mentoring the young Jews to learn about their history, Milstein is achieving the vital goals of uniting the community. They will not have to go into hiding when the community comes under attack from agents of hate. Adam Milstein is leading two organizations that advocate for Jews’ rights. There is the Adam Milstein Family Foundation and the Israeli -American Council.