Rabbi Michael Lotker may be coming to a classroom or lecture hall near you.  See the list below for his
upcoming schedule.  Please double check with him [using the "Contact Rabbi Lotker" tab at left] to
make sure that his schedule has not changed.

REGULAR PROGRAMS - sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ventura County

The last Friday of each month is a program for Seniors at the Ventura Townehouse [at 2:15PM].

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CLASSES AT TEMPLE BETH TORAH
(Tuesday Evenings at 7PM @ 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura, California)

“Mamzers and Mashiach:  Illicit Sexual Encounters in the Bible.”  on 3/6 and 3/13/17
We will be carefully reading some of the most interesting and unusual stories in the Hebrew Bible -
ones that you never, ever studied in Hebrew School.  A careful review of the lineage of King David and
the Messiah and what it teaches us about your family and mine and the ultimate task of redemption.

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CLASSES & TALKS AT TEMPLE ADAT ELOHIM
(2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA)
Sunday Bagel Brunch, April 15, 2018 - 9:15 - 11:15AM

How a Rabbi/Scientist Views Religion, God, and Belief
Rabbi Lotker discusses how his religious faith is informed and strengthened by his scientific training
and 30 year career as a physicist.  He will discuss the evidence for God’s existence, the truth of the
Bible, the question of how a good and loving God can allow evil and tragedy in the world and the
question of why be religious.  


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TALKS TO CHRISTIAN GROUPS

Talks in Connection with the University Series
(see
www.theuniversityseries.org for more information)

Revisiting the Garden of Eden With a Jewish Tour Guide
On February 28, 2018 at St. Paschal Baylon, 155 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Come read the story of the Garden of Eden through Jewish eyes with the insights that Hebrew and
modern scholarship bring!  We will read the text carefully and examine 1- why there are two stories of
creation: 2- which of the characters speak the whole truth: 3- what exactly was the bone from which
the woman was made: 4- the clear and surprising reason that Adam and Eve were expelled: and 5-
whether the act of eating the fruit (not clear that it was an apple) was really a sin or whether God set
them up for an important, divine purpose.

The Delights of Biblical Hebrew
On March 14, 2018 7:30-9:00 PM at Holy Cross, 13955 Peach Hill Rd., Moorpark CA 93021
Anyone who speaks more than one language knows that translation is never exact.  This is your
chance to get a glimpse into the original language of the Hebrew Bible as Rabbi Lotker reveals some of
the wonderful insights that studying sacred scripture in Hebrew uncovers.  The discussion will range
from the grammatical to the mystical and address many of the unique characteristics of Biblical
Hebrew.  The various historical translations of the Hebrew Bible, into Aramaic, Greek, Latin and
English will also be discussed.

How a Rabbi/Scientist Views Religion, God, and Belief
On March 15, 2018 at the LA Religious Education Congress - Anaheim Convention Center
(see
www.recongress.org for more information)
Rabbi Lotker discusses how his religious faith is informed and strengthened by his scientific training
and 30 year career as a physicist.  He will discuss the evidence for God’s existence, the truth of the
Bible, the question of how a good and loving God can allow evil and tragedy in the world and the
question of why be religious.  
Rabbi Lotker's Classes and Talks
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