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Future Jews 2048 – Webisode 8: Social Media – The Australian Jewish News

In the latest episode of Future Jews 2048, Morris Misel (Miselowski) and his guest panel explore the influence social media can have on the education of future Jews in 2048.

This fireside chat series seeks to inspire, inform and provoke a pragmatic, forward-looking community discussion about the possible future of Jews and Judaism in Australia and around the world.

Each month, Morris will be joined by 3 guests, each sharing their topic-specific predictions about the possibilities, opportunities and concerns that may arise.

Watch the video above and continue the discussion in the comments!

We have a Podcast version below for those on the go:


Morris Miselowski

Futurist in Global Affairs

Morris Misel (Miselowski) unleashes possibilities by breaking with convention.

For over 30 years, he’s been influencing the thinking of some of the world’s biggest organizations and brands to see what tomorrow might look like – long before they live it.

Morris also shares his practical knowledge on the global stage and international media, and is known for his energy, in-depth knowledge and foresight.

He was born to be futuristic. The son of Holocaust survivors, who saw the world crumble around them, he grew up in a home that believed there would always be a better future.

This conviction has become his lifelong passion.

To get to where he is, Morris wore several hats. At the age of 18, he was leading an entrepreneurial life running a direct mail business. However, moving his garage-related business to the global stage and meeting rooms, including presenting a TEDx talk, required a few extra steps.

He spent many years as an academic in management and marketing and even ventured behind prison bars for a decade, co-founding and leading the first voluntary chaplaincy service in Victoria’s Jewish prisons.

He is also the first and only Australian futurist among the alumni of Einstein 100 Genius (G100), an honor he shares with the exceptional Barbara Streisand and is an Industry Fellow at Griffith University.


Russell goldblatt

Student, PhD Physics

Russell Goldblatt is a physics doctoral student who has been leading the Chaggim tzevet in Kehilat Kolenu for a few years.

Russell, who currently lives in Melbourne, grew up in Perth where he was heavily involved with Habonim Dror, as a Madrich and Mazkirut member.

Outside of studies and Kolenu, Russell enjoys spending his time biking and making hummus whenever possible.

Shoshana Gottlieb

Writer, playlist maker and screen fanatic

Shoshana Gottlieb is a Sydney writer, playlist maker and film fanatic. Before deciding to become an educator, Shoshana dreamed of writing the next big romantic comedy.

In her spare time, she watches television and films, reads and writes about them, and dreams of a world where there are good films about Jews.

She also spends too much time thinking about Jewish memes. Her mother thinks she would have made an excellent doctor.

Rabbi Alon Meltzer

Rabbi, Ou Chadash Synagogue & Director of Programs at Shalom

Rabbi Alon Meltzer is the Rabbi of Or Chadash Synagogue and Director of Programs at Shalom.

He is originally from New Zealand but has been in Australia since arriving in Canberra in 2014 to be the rabbi of the ACT Jewish community.

He holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Auckland and an MA in Medieval Jewish History from Yeshiva University.

He was ordained at Yeshiva University, the flagship institution of modern orthodoxy in New York City, and is pursuing a doctorate in philosophy of law at LaTrobe University.

He is a community builder, a modern thinker and above all the father of three daughters.

See the Future Jews 2048 page for more information.

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