Future Jews 2048 – Webisode 8: Social Media
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Future Jews 2048 – Webisode 8: Social Media

In the eighth episode, Morris chats to Russell Goldblatt, Shoshana Gottlieb and Rabbi Alon Meltzer.

In the latest episode of Future Jews 2048, Morris Misel (Miselowski) and his guest panel explore the influence social media may have 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!

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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.




Russell Goldblatt

Student, Physics PhD

Russell Goldblatt is a Physics PhD student who has been leading the Chaggim tzevet at Kehilat Kolenu for the last few years.

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

Outside of study and Kolenu, Russell likes to spend his time riding his bike and making hummus whenever possible.

Shoshana Gottlieb

Writer, Playlist Maker & Screen Fanatic

Shoshana Gottlieb is a writer, playlist maker and screen fanatic originally from Sydney. Before deciding to become an educator, Shoshana had dreams of writing the next big romantic comedy.

In her spare time, she watches TV and movies, reads and writes about them, and dreams of a world where good films about Jews exist.

She also spends too much time thinking about Jewish memes. Her mother thinks she would’ve made a great doctor.

Rabbi Alon Meltzer

Rabbi, Or 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 has 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, and is pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from LaTrobe University.

He is a community builder, modern thinker and most importantly father to three girls.


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