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Tisha B'Av service and presentation by Prof David Passig - Futurist.

Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 8 Av 5780

6:15 PM - 8:15 PMZoom

Tisha B’Av commemorates the destruction of both Temples, a profound event in our history that had lasting ramifications that still echo to this day, that completely and irrevocably altered the path of Judaism. Are we today at the precipice of such a radical change?

Join us for an evening of solemn reflection on our past with the reading of the Book of Eicha (Lamentations) and also a glimpse into our potential future of Judaism with Guest Speaker Prof David Passig.

6:00pm - 7:15pm - Ma’ariv, Eicha and Kinnot with Andrea Catzel and Cantor George Mordecai.
7:15pm - 8:15pm - presentation by Prof David Passig - Futurist.

The Future of Judaism, Israel & World Jewry

For a century most of the scholars have failed miserably to predict the future of Israel. This lecture explains why and suggests a valid methodology with which one can predict with higher reliability the future of Israel and world Jewry. 

Prof. David Passig is a futurist, lecturer, consultant and best-selling author who specializes in technological, social and educational futures. Prof. Passig is Associate Professor at Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Ramat-Gan, Israel. Prof. Passig has consulted for many corporations as well as public and private sector institutes. He is the chair in one of his own FutureCode Ltd., which develops and employs tool kits of computerized Futures methods in decision making processes. He is the Co-founder and chief evangelist of Thinkz LTD, that develops Social IoT platforms and has served as the chief advisor to the Commissioner for Future Generations in the Israeli Knesset.

Prof. Passig's bestseller books are The Future Code and 2048. Each has received Israel's coveted Gold Book Award. His most recent book, Forcognito – The Future Mind, was published in Jan. 2013 and was at the top of the Israeli best seller list. His upcoming book is titled: The future of Judaism. Prof. Passig holds a Ph.D. degree in Future Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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  1. Members of the community who are considered to be of high risk (over the age of 70 or have other medical conditions) should consider whether it is appropriate to attend services at this time.
  2. Anyone who has returned from overseas or travelled to Melbourne in the last 14 days is also prohibited.
  3. Persons who have tested positive for COVID-19, or have in the past 14 days been in close proximity with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, are prohibited from attending Shule.
  4. If you have had a fever (above 37.5C) or have any of the following symptoms: cough, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath you are prohibited from attending Shule.
  5. On the day of your allocated attendance at Shule, if you are feeling unwell please do not attend services. 
  6. Please bring your own kippah.

  1. Keep a distance of 1.5 metres where possible.
  2. Arrive 15-30 minutes before service time.
  3. Enter only via the allocated entrance.
  4. Sanitise your hands prior to entering Shule. (Sanitiser will be provided).

  1. Stay in your place and do not walk around.
  2. Cover your nose and mouth if you need to sneeze or cough.
  3. Sanitise your hands as often as necessary.

  1. Do not congregate after davening. Please leave promptly through the designated exit door, remembering to maintain social distancing.
  2. No more than the maximum number of allowed people may attend the premises at any given time. This will be strictly enforced.
  3. The Shule will be keeping a record of those who have attended services, for public health purposes, as we are required to do. 
  4. The Shule will be cleaned and disinfected between each service.
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