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Friday, June 24 • 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Thoughts of a Jewish Futurist

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Thanks to its illustrious prophets (Jonah, Isaiah, etc.), seers (Weizmann,  Ben Gurion, etc.), and future-makers (Rambam, Herzl, etc.) Judaism has a long relationship with the art of futuristics (a creative exploration of alternative futures; their strengths and weaknesses; and pragmatic ways to secure, improve, or avoid these alternatives). Attention in this workshop will go to four major future  scenarios (Probable/Possible/Preferable/ Preventable) and some prime "rules" for forecasting, as everyone can gain from familiarity with these basic forecasting "tools." With this as backdrop a discussion will be invited of alternative futures for American Jewry and also Israeli Jewry, guided in large part by the energizing tenet - "If you would 'know' the future, help shape it!"

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Arthur Benett Shostak

Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Drexel University
Arthur Shostak retired from the faculty of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. He earned degrees at Cornell University (1958) and Princeton University, and between 1961 and 2003 brought 33 books to press, and earned various honors. Since retirement he has become a Holocaust Scholar... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 6:45pm - 7:30pm PDT
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