Restoration Torah Conference 2021

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105

Those who love your Torah have great peace,
And nothing causes them to stumble.
Psalm 119:165


Conference Information

Theme

The theme of this year’s conference is: The TORAH, AND OTHER HEBRAISMS, IN THE BOOK OF MORMON.

Date

The Conference will be on the 21st and 22nd of May (2021). This is the Friday and Saturday preceding the Feast of Shavuot (on the Zarahemla Foundation calendar in 2021). Shavuot begins after sundown on the 22nd of May (Saturday) and goes until after sundown on the 23rd (Sunday).

Registration

*Registration is required*, and tickets are limited. We need an accurate head count of attendees so we can order food and books. Register by clicking on the following link:

TICKETS

When you register, be sure to let us know whether you would like to join us for the lunches, and whether you would like a hard copy of the conference journal.

COVID-19/20

The Conference will not be placing, nor enforcing, any restrictions on healthy conference attendees.  Social distancing and the wearing of masks will not be compulsory.  We expect that those persons who are sick, at risk, or otherwise concerned will take responsibility and appropriate action for their own protection.

Location

This year’s conference will be held at the Glenn J Kimber Academy:
46 N 300 W
Lehi, UT 84043

Parking

The Kimber Academy is a small private school with very limited parking. However, there is plenty of additional parking one street over (on the west side of 400 W, near Main Street).

Children

The recommended age for attendance is 13 years old and up; nevertheless, children of any age are welcome to attend. However, keep in mind that no child care will be provided, and parents should supervise their own children at all times.
There will be rooms available for nursing mothers if that is more comfortable for them, and there is a fully fenced yard area where children can play.
Tickets are required for children that will be taking seats, or joining us for meals.

Cost

The conference is free, but donations are welcomed. A suggested donation is $15 per person for the entire conference (this includes the venue rental, meals, and printing costs for conference books), but feel free to donate more or less, as you are able.
Donations can be made via PayPal at: foundationzarahemla@gmail.com
Or, you can bring your donations, in person, to the conference. All donations are tax deductible. Talk to us if you would like a receipt.

Food

Lunches will be provided to the conference participants on Friday and Saturday. Friday will be sack lunches (turkey sandwiches with fixings and sides), and Saturday will be spaghetti (pasta, bread, and salad).
If you will be joining us for the lunches, be sure to tell us when you register.
Those with allergies, or other special dietary needs, will need to make their own arrangements for food, as no special accommodations will be made.

Virtual Attendance

We will be meeting in person; however, a link will be provided (for those who register) for those who would like to view the conference proceedings remotely. The link will be sent out via email, the day before the conference, to everyone who has registered on Event Bright.

Volunteer

Want to help out? We have lots of ways for you to help. Send us a message using the contact form below, or send an email to:
restorationtorahconference@gmail.com


About The Conference

The Day of Pentecost,

Was not a Greek invention of the New Testament. The word however, is Greek. The term, Pentecost, comes from Πεντηκοστή (Pentēkostē) meaning “fiftieth”. Why fiftieth? This comes from the commandment in the Torah (Leviticus 23:15-22) that 7 Sabbaths and a day (50 days) be counted from the day after the First Fruits of the barley harvest are offered to YHVH (which happens near the Feast of Passover). This commanded First Fruits offering found fulfillment in the resurrection of Messiah, as noted by the apostle Paul:

“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the Firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the Firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.”

(1 Corinthians 15:20-23)

Much more could be said about the symbolic connection between barley and the resurrection, but will have to wait for another space and time.
Fifty days following this event there was another appointed feast that the Israelites were commanded to keep, Pentecost, or, in Hebrew, Shavuot (which means, “weeks”). The Feast of Weeks marked the beginning of the second harvest season, which was for the wheat. The timing of Shavuot also coincided with the timing of the giving of the Torah (literally, “Instructions”) to our ancient Israelite ancestors at Horeb, when YHVH descended upon the mountain in fire and smoke, with earthquake and thunder, and with the sounding of the shofar! This was also the day when the resurrected Messiah appeared to the Nephite people assembled at the temple in the land Bountiful.
On this day (Shavuot), the Torah commands us to assemble for worship (to have, “a holy convocation”), and to bring our offerings. Traditionally, one way to commemorate this event is to spend the entire night studying the Word of God, as if in preparation to receive his Torah and Covenant anew, each year. What better way to celebrate this occasion than to assemble and learn about God’s Words, his Torah, and how we may better apply them to our lives?
As Israelites in the latter days, all of God’s Instructions are just as important to us as ever, and shall we not live by EVERY word that proceeds from the mouth of YHVH? (Deuteronomy 8:3). God commanded us to observe these things forever throughout our generations (Leviticus 23:21), and to likewise teach our children. There are many saints of the latter days, satisfied to have a restoration, and understanding, of a Greek “New Testament Church”, but this idea falls short of the more full, and more ancient, “Restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:21). We want to get back to the ancient roots, and ancient understanding, of our ancient Fathers: Moses, Abraham, Enoch, and Adam.
May the Spirit of Elijah turn the hearts of those Fathers towards us, their children, and may our hearts be likewise turned to them, that when the dreadful day of YHVH arrives, we may be found to have both root and branch!


The Zarahemla Foundation

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The opinions of the conference presenters are their own.
The Restoration Torah Conference, and The Zarahemla Foundation, make no claims to represent the Community of Christ, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or any other entity.


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951 W 1220 N
Lehi, UT 84043
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