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Future Jews 2048 – Webisode 7: Israel

In the seventh episode, Morris chats to Ronit Heyd, Paul Israel and Michael Manhaim.

In the latest episode of Future Jews 2048, Morris Misel (Miselowski) and his guest panel explore what Jews living in Australia and the wider diaspora need, want, and expect of Israel today and into the future.

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.



Ronit Heyd

Executive Director for Social Change in Israel

Ronit Heyd is an experienced social change leader, with 20 years of developing and leading initiatives that address Israel’s most complex social challenges.

She is also an adaptive leadership educator who has worked with dozens of changemakers from the public and non-Profit sectors in Israel.

Prior to joining the Hartman Institute, Ronit served as the executive director of Shatil, the capacity-building arm of the New Israel Fund, providing consultancy and coordinating coalitions and campaigns to strengthen Israel’s democracy.

Ronit holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School as a Wexner Fellow and an MA in social psychology from the Hebrew University.

She is a devout Jerusalemite who lives in Ein Kerem with her husband, three children, two cats and (currently) three chickens, and is a published writer of a series of children’s stories Manyera the Witch.

Paul Israel

Executive Director, Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce

Born in Melbourne has lived over 30 years in Israel, Paul is the Executive Director of the Israel-Australia, New-Zealand & Oceania Chamber of Commerce, an Independent, Non-Profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of bi-lateral trade and relations.

For the past two decades, Paul has assisted Israeli and Australasian companies do business with each other by helping with key introductions, and matchmaking.

Mr Israel has spent most of his career giving advice to Executives from both countries, helping with strategy, planning, innovation, technology scouting, in-country support, cultural differences and most importantly building relationships including investments that add real value and stand the test of time.

Paul has hosted over 5,000 visitors from Australasia, such as- Prime Ministers, Federal & State Ministers, Politicians, Business-people, Senior Executives, Investors, leading Academics and Communal Leaders.

Paul has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Bachler of Arts (Psychology) from Monash University.

Michael Manhaim

Executive Director, Ha’Tzofim and Garin Tzabar Australia

Michael Manhaim is currently serving as Shaliach of The Israeli Scouts as Ha’Tzofim and Garin Tzabar Australia Executive Director. Currently, he is also the Federal Shaliach of AZYC.

Before arriving in Australia, Michael worked as a Vice Director of Poland Youth Delegations of The Israeli Scouts.

Previously, he worked as an Educational Director for three years. Prior to his Shlichut, Michael was part of several initiatives in the field of Public Diplomacy, connecting people through culture.

He holds a BA in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy from IDC Herzliya, specializing in the field of Public Diplomacy.


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