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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

Art Shostak enjoyed a 43 year career as an Applied Sociologist and Professional Futurist, first at the Wharton School, U. of Penn. and then at Drexel University. A founding member of the World Future Society, Art authored or edited 33 books of bold forecasts or novel social problem responses. On retiring in 2003, he reinvented himself as a Holocaust scholar, and has since studied 195 survivor memoirs, visited 48 Holocaust museums... Read More →

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