In addition to being managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties and a philanthropist, Adam Milstein has also gained a reputation for his writing. He has contributed his work to several publications; this includes the Jerusalem Post (JPost).
Adam Milstein’s most recent contribution to the JPost is the article “Why I’m Optimistic About the Jewish Future in America.” This article was published on February 28. In it, Adam Milstein spelled out why, despite the steep challenges that are currently facing the Jewish people today, he is still optimistic about the American Jewish community’s future.
Adam Milstein points to the challenges facing Jews in the U.S. and beyond. Antisemtism, he says, is on the rise both on the political Right and the political Left. Jews in the U.S. have been targeted by antisemitic incidents; these rose by 67% in 2017.
The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign also poses a challenge. The campaign seeks to eradicate the State of Israel. Adam Milstein believes that it is working to divide not only Israel but Jews around the world. He views it as a wedge being used to divide the Jewish American community.
However, despite these challenges that face the Jewish people, Adam Milstein still has hope for the Jewish future in the United States. In his article, he said that the community needs to identify the leaders of the future–the next Ben-Gurion or Golda Meir. He has hope that these leaders will emerge for the Jewish people, because he routinely meets impressive people in his capacity as a pro-Israel philanthropist.
He believes that it is necessary to give young, future leaders a platform on which to develop and tools with which they can succeed. That means investing in, cultivating, and supporting potential leaders. By doing so, the Jewish future both within the United States and beyond is secured.