Future Jews 2048 – Webisode 3: Global & Local Jewish Social Impact & Influence
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Future Jews 2048 – Webisode 3: Global & Local Jewish Social Impact & Influence

In this third episode, Morris Miselowski chats to TikTok Europe's Michal Oshman, Vedran Drakulic of Gandel Philanthropy and Tracie Olcha, CEO of Australian Jewish Funders.

Exploring evolving Jewish Social Capital and its impacts and influences in shaping Future Jews and broader society, in 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.




Michal Oshman

Head of Culture at TikTok Europe

Michal Oshman is Head of Company Culture, Diversity and Inclusion at TikTok Europe and was formerly responsible for international leadership and team development at Facebook.Throughout her career, Michal has trained and coached hundreds of tech leaders. She served as an officer in the Israeli Defence Forces and has three university degrees in psychodynamic and systemic thinking, sociology and anthropology.Michal lives with her husband and their four children in London, UK. She practices Chassidic Judaism and is the author of the recently released book: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid? a unique personal growth methodology based on the life-changing principles of Jewish wisdom.

Vedran Drakulic OAM

CEO, Gandel Philanthropy

Vedran arrived in Australia in 1995 as a refugee from war-torn Bosnia. During the conflict, he served with the Red Cross as a logistics officer, interpreter and press officer.

He worked on both sides of the frontline, providing humanitarian assistance to those in need.

In Australia, Vedran continued to work for the benefit of the community with Australian Red Cross, Oxfam Australia and the RACV. With these organisations, he brought to bear a skillset that had been honed under fire back in Bosnia.

He is currently the CEO of Gandel Philanthropy, one of the largest private family foundations in Australia, distributing around $15 million annually to various causes in the Jewish and general community.


Tracie Olcha

CEO, Australian Jewish Funders

Tracie Olcha is CEO at the Australian Jewish Funders (AJF), a membership organisation of Jewish social investors.

AJF is the network inspiring effective philanthropy and strengthening community.

Tracie works closely with the AJF network, philanthropic foundations and a multitude of organisations throughout Australia, the US, Israel and Asia to promote strategic, effective philanthropy and support their journey towards impactful giving across the generations.

She is all about empowering community members to create meaningful and relevant Jewish experiences for themselves and their peers and is the visionary behind LaunchPad – A Platform for Jewish Community Innovation.


See the Future Jews 2048 page for more info or to get involved.

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