2020 Speakers & Talks

Restoration Torah Conference
Shavuot 2020 (May 29-30)

   Bradley J. Kramer holds an MA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in English from Brigham Young University with a minor in Near Eastern Studies. As the son of an LDS mother and a non-LDS father, he has had a life-long interest in interfaith dialogue. For over a decade, he has been a regular participant in Torah and Talmud classes at a local synagogue in Durham, North Carolina, and has helped arrange joint Latter-day Saint-Jewish study sessions and other educational exchanges. He is the author of Beholding the Tree of Life: A Rabbinic Approach to the Book of Mormon and, recently, Gathered in One: How the Book of Mormon Counters Anti-Semitism in the New Testament.
   Bradley has given several presentations to local and regional groups on the affinities between Latter-day Saints and Jews and is a regular speaker at comparative religion classes. 
   Bradley has worked professionally as a writer and editor for several computer companies. He is an avid reader and researcher; a one-time youth soccer coach; a frequent Sunday School, Seminary, and Institute teacher; and devoted tennis player. He is married to the former Nancy Lubeck. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

   His presentation is titled:
Why Is This Communion Different from All Other Communions? How Jesus’s Appearance in the Book of Mormon Counters Mosaic Supersessionism in the Synoptic Gospels.

   Robert Kay is a Jewish believer in the Book of Mormon. Robert is an avid researcher of the Hebrew Roots of the Book of Mormon. Besides having a degree in Mathematics, and an MBA, he has spent many years studying the Hebrew language and culture. He has also been schooled in the Talmud and several esoteric disciplines of Judaism. He is the author of a Hebrew Roots version of the Book of Mormon, Voices From the Dust.

   His presentation is titled:
The Zohar Of The Book of Mormon

   Gene Hagloch was born a sixth generation Latter-Day Saint. He served an LDS mission to Canada, married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple, and has served on five bishoprics. He graduated from Utah State University in Business and Accounting, and received Law paraprofessional training from Texas Tech University. He is currently an Accountant and Process/Information Analyst. Gene came to Torah in 2014, and is in his third year of Hebrew.  He is the owner and founder of of the Albuquerque Institute of Biblical Law website, which can be found here, and blogs weekly on his site (the password is Yeshua85914).

   His presentation is titled:
The Endtime Empowerment of Davidic Kings and Queens

   Enoch Foster is a husband, father, and friend to many. Enoch is a lover of Jesus Christ and the Gospel, and has a great desire to see an increase in unity and understanding between the various branches of the Restoration, and between all people. Enoch hosts the Rock Rally, an annual event that draws hundreds of participants from many different Restoration groups, and provides them an opportunity to both socialize and worship together.

   His presentation is titled:
Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Understanding the Love of Christ

   Nathan Dilts is a disciple of Jesus Christ, striving to walk in His way and keep His commandments. His life long passion for teaching the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, particularly to youth, has been expressed over the past 25 years as a missionary, Sunday School teacher, Aaronic Priesthood advisor and Seminary teacher. Nathan’s greatest education comes from raising his seven children with his beautiful wife in their red desert home. Nathan is the facilitator on the Red Rock Seminary podcast.

   His presentation is titled:
You and I on the Road to Emmaus

   Joshua Erickson was raised in an LDS home in Utah, by a father who was a scholar and lover of all things Israelite. His father has now passed away, but planted a loving seed in Joshua for those things. The seed grew slowly in earlier years, but has now blossomed and is continually growing. He is hoping to plant similar seeds in his own children. Joshua is a chemist by training and profession, and loves his job. He is also the secretary of the Zarahemla Foundation, and author of the book, Wine of your Own Make.

   His presentation is titled:
The First Vision, Apostasy, and Restoration

   Farrell Pickering attended SUSC (Southern Utah State College, now SUU) in the field of Engineering and excels in spatial skills and the logic of the building. He has combined a love of the scriptures, numbers, and science to explore fascinating relationships about the treasures left for us in the heavens, in the earth, and in His Word. Along with his wife, Rhonda, who is a passionate student of Isaiah and Biblical Astronomy, Farrell is the founder of Prophetic Appointments. Their website can be found here.
   Through their studies, the Pickerings have developed a profound love and appreciation for the perfection of God’s Plan of Salvation. It is their dream to share their on-going discoveries with others, and to shine the light of hope for future generations.

   His presentation is Titled:
The Daniel Code (Part 1)

   Charlotte Erickson loves the scriptures, the holy-days, the restoration, and the hymns, and she constantly tries to be the change she wants to see in the world. She is grateful to her parents for raising her in the LDS Church and teaching her the importance of studying the scriptures and gaining her own testimony.
   Charlotte is a homemaker, patriot, musician, astronomer, and blogger. Her most valued treasures are her five beautiful children, and one of her favorite things about homeschooling is learning new things along with them. She is an experienced event planner and runs the Homeschool Science Fair, which is only two steps away from the International STEM Fair.
    Charlotte has a graduate degree in mathematics from the University of Utah, as well as a degree in math education, and she has taught and/or tutored math on every level from preschool to university. She has been fascinated with Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible ever since she read Robert Matthews’s work on it more than 10 years ago.

   Her presentation is titled:
Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Torah

   Eugene Richardson has been married to his wife, Shirley for 40 years. They live in Beryl Utah. Eugene is a scholar of the scriptures and is the author of the book, Finding Power in the Priesthood, Obtaining Knowledge to Enter into the Presence of God & Create Zion.

   His presentation is titled:
Why Is Torah Important To Our Day? Because Of The Acceptable Year of the Lord!

   Jonathan Felt was born in Jackson County Missouri, in the urban city of Kansas in the late 1950s, his yearnings for Zion have never abated from that day until today. He can remember the nursery and his own circumcision, can’t you? Little did he know just how strong that desire for the Gathering of Israel would become as time progressed. He and his wife Melody have seven children; all of them raised safely in the Utah LDS Church, but his careers professionally and church-wise have taken a drastic turn in the past decade.
   This accompanying portrait and selfie of the late and grand Rabbi Menachem Schnersohn is a representation of his deep friendship and genuine love for his professional boss who is, a devoted member of the Chabad community in Brooklyn, New York. The painting behind him was hanging inside the Bombay, India synagogue that was attacked by Pakistani terrorists in 2008. He and his boss program software systems for Amazon Sellers, especially those of the Jewish brotherhood. Jonathan’s career in computer programming started when he was a young married general contractor in 1987. At the time he maintained apartments and managed them for his well-to-do bosses and the Salt Lake County Housing Authority. As his skills increased on the computer, his places of domicile and employment included Salt Lake City, Utah; Monroe, Louisiana; Keene, New Hampshire; St. Petersburg, Florida; San Diego, California; Ahmedabad, India, and Brooklyn, New York. He served a fulfilling 2 years for his church in Sendai, Japan.
   He currently resides in Utah, in the little old hamlet of Leland, which is the same ward precinct as the famous Bishop John Hyrum Koyle. The name Felt has migrated from the Celtic name (probably) Failte (fel-chiah) to Felse (fel-che) to Feltch to Felt in 1601 when his ancestors mostly inhabited the region around Salem, Massachusetts (and have for the last 400 years or so). His family’s more recent advent to Mormonism was in 1843 when Brigham Young sized up his great (and grand) 2nd great grandfather Nathaniel. Since he wasn’t the best student of his era, no greatness will be found there, but he briefly studied “business” at the University of Utah before dropping out to get to work!

   His presentation is titled:
Who Are the Levites?

   David Patrick lives in Utah where he has raised his family.  He has 20 years of experience marketing and operating a financial services business and holds multiple licenses to practice in securities and insurance. His interest in Mormon studies extents through all movements, organizations, and churches within the restoration. He is an active member of Christ’s Church, The Branch. David can be reached for positive discussion or speaking engagements via email at david.patrick@latterdayzion.org.

   His presentation is titled:
The 3000-Year-Old Mystery That Holds the Secret of America’s Future, The World’s Future…And Your Future!
A summary of Jonathan Cahn’s book of the same title.

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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