Future Jews 2048 – Webisode 4: Jewish Assimilation
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Future Jews 2048 – Webisode 4: Jewish Assimilation

In this fourth episode, Morris Miselowski chats to Moishe House's David Goldberg, Melbourne playwright Joanna Murray-Smith and Rabbi Yaakov Glasman, from St Kilda Shule.

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!

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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.




David Goldberg

Moishe House Resident / Resident Advisory Board Member

David Goldberg immigrated to Melbourne from Johannesburg, South Africa in 2008.
At 25, he is currently completing his commerce honours thesis in deviant workplace behaviour at Monash University and has a background in recruitment and sales, having worked a number of years at SEEK.
David is currently a resident of Moishe House Melbourne, a community engagement organisation targeting roughly the 22-32 age bracket of the Jewish community, a vital age demographic that is often overlooked.
Moishe House Melbourne hosts a variety of social engagement events aimed at bringing Jewish people together from across the diaspora in order to foster community and engagement to those that may otherwise struggle to connect.

Joanna Murray-Smith

Playwright, Melbourne

Joanna Murray-Smith is an acclaimed playwright, one of a only a few Australian’s to have enjoyed success on both Broadway and the West End.
A number of her plays including Atlanta, Honour, and her most recent play for the Melbourne Theatre Company, Berlin, have included strong Jewish themes and character.
She is the daughter of a mother was culturally connected to her Jewish heritage, but not religious and a Church of England father and as a result, she and her 2 siblings grew up, as she likes to describe, with a split cultural identity that embodies both sides of the coin – a snobby Toorak White Anglo-Saxon Protestant side, and a Jewish side. 

Rabbi Yaakov Glasman

Senior Rabbi, St Kilda Shule

Yaakov Glasman has served as senior rabbi of the St Kilda Hebrew Congregation since 2011 and is the President of the Rabbinical Association of Australasia.

He earned his Master’s Degree in the Hebrew Letters in the USA and is currently studying for a Master of Counselling at Monash University.

Yaakov enjoys public speaking and in 2018 he became the first religious leader to speak at Tedx Melbourne.


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

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