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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 Shostak

Emeritus Professor of Sociology
Art Shostak enjoyed a 43 year-long career as an Applied Sociologist and Professional Futurist, first at the Wharton School, U. of Penn. and then at Drexel University.  He authored or edited 33 books and over 200 articles dealing with social reforms.  On retiring in 2003, he reinvented... Read More →

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