Future Jews 2048 – Webisode 2: Women

In the second episode, Morris chats to Israel TV News' Sivan Rahav-Meir, Professor Kim Rubenstein from the University of Canberra and Noa Abrahams from Jewish Women of Words.

Exploring the evolving attitudes, roles, influences and impacts of Women on Jewish religion, culture, and society in shaping Future Jews 2048.

This series of fireside chats seek to inspire, inform and provoke a pragmatic forward-looking community discussion about the possible futures of Jews and Judaism in Australia and globally.

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

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

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




Morris Miselowski

Global Business Futurist

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

For over 30 years he’s influenced the thinking of some of the world’s biggest organisations and brands to see what tomorrow might look like – long before they experience it.

Morris also shares his practical insights across the global stage and international media outlets, and is recognised for his energy, depth-of-knowledge and foresights.

He was born to be a futurist. The son of Holocaust survivors, who had seen the world crumbling around them, he grew up in a household that believed there would always be a better tomorrow.

This belief has become his lifelong passion.

To get to where he is, Morris has worn many hats. By the age of 18, he was living the entrepreneurial life running a direct mail business. However, moving from his garage-bound business to the global stage and Board Rooms, including delivering a TEDx talk, took a few more steps.

He spent many years as an academic in management and marketing and even ventured behind prison bars for a decade, to co-found and run Victoria’s first volunteer Jewish Prison Chaplaincy Service.

He’s also Australia’s first and only futurist in the Einstein 100 Genius (G100) alumni, an honour he shares with the exceptional, Barbara Streisand and is an Industry Fellow with Griffith University.




Sivan Rahav-Meir

Israeli Journalist, New Reporter, TV & Radio Anchor

Sivan Rahav-Meir is a media personality and lecturer. Married to Yedidya, the mother of five.

Sivan lives in Jerusalem, and is currently with her family on shlichut, serving as the World Mizrachi Shlicha to North America, where she lectures in various communities.

She works for Israel TV news, writes a column for Yediot Aharonot newspaper, and hosts a weekly radio show on Galei Zahal (Army Radio). Her lectures on the weekly Torah portion are attended by hundreds and the live broadcast attracts thousands more listeners throughout the world. Sivan lectures in Israel and overseas about the media, Judaism, Zionism and new media.

She was voted by Globes newspaper as most popular female media personality in Israel and by the Jerusalem Post as one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world.


Kim Rubenstein

Honorary Professor, FAAL, FASSA

Professor Kim Rubenstein is the Co-Director, of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, University of Canberra

Kim’s academic and professional reputation as a legal scholar and leading gender equity advocate is second to none. From 2006 – 2015 she served as Director of the Centre for International and Public Law at ANU, and was a founding Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute. She has completed two ARC Research Council grants, as Chief Investigator and is the recipient of numerous awards, including a listing in the Financial Review’s ‘100 Women of Influence’ for her work in public policy, and awarded the inaugural Edna Ryan award for ‘leading feminist changes in the public sphere.’

Kim is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. She regularly appears in mainstream media, in both print and broadcast, with her extensive commentary on citizenship keenly sought and widely reported.

Noa Abrahams

Writer for the Jewish Women of Words

Noa Abrahams (she/her) is completing a Science degree and Music diploma at the University of Melbourne.

She is a sub editor for Farrago Magazine and has had work published in SBS Voices and +61J Media, My First Lesson, an anthology edited by Alice Pung, and was shortlisted for the John Marsden and Hachette Australia Prize and Insight Writing Prize.

She is currently the Mazkira (Chairperson) of Netzer Melbourne.


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