Adam Milstein, a pro-Israel philanthropist and contributor on the Times of Israel blog, recently published a blog post affirming his view that the global Jewish diaspora will play an important role in shaping the future of Israel and produce future Israeli leaders.
Pointing to figures such as Mordechai Anielewicz, the Polish Jew who led the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and New York-born Colonel Mickey Marcus, who volunteered to fight during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and became the first general of the modern Israeli state, Adam Milstein framed contemporary times as one of new challenges for the state of Israel that will see committed diaspora Jews such as Anielewicz and Marcus take up the mantles of leadership in their home country.
Milstein, a pro-Israel philanthropist, wrote about meeting with young Israeli activists organized under groups such as Tzofim, B’nei Akiva and the Israeli-American Council amongst others, and postulated that it would be figures such as those that would contribute greatly to the future of Israel, particularly through the occupation of leadership roles.
“These are the people who will shape the Jewish future,” wrote Milstein. “Our job is to give them the platform to develop and the tools to succeed. All of us must support and empower the next generation of leaders with pride, courage, and resources.”
Read the full blog entry here.
Born in Haifa, Israel, and a veteran of the Yom Kippur War, Adam Milstein is the holder of a B.Sc in business and economics from the Technion, as well as a M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. He moved with his wife, Gila, to the United States in 1981 to pursue his second-cycle degree.
Milstein’s career in real estate began as a sales agent and partner at Hager Pacific Properties, an property management outfit that today manages more than $1 billion in real estate holdings.
A noted pro-Israel philanthropist and activist, Adam Milstein is the co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation, dedication to organizations such as Hillel, AISH Ha’Torah, American Jewish Committee, the Israeli-American Council and other pro-Israel organizations.