The Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Trust, The Family of Mila & Henry Eisenhardt, Seattle University, & Temple De Hirsch Sinai present
the 37th Annual Clergy Institute featuring Dr. Joel M. Hoffman,
Acclaimed Translator, Biblical Scholar & Author

Dr. Hoffman will de discussing his latest book which explores what the Bible meant before it was misinterpreted over the past 2,000 years.

The Bible Doesn’t Say That
Thursday, May 11, 9:30 AM—1:00 PM
Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle Campus, 1441 16th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
$12 per Person (Includes Lunch)
Scholars, Clergy of All Faiths & Lay People are Welcome

Clergy Institute Schedule
9:30 AM – Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM – Presentation/Discussion
11:45 AM – Lunch Discussion

Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, one of the world’s leading scholars on biblical translations, has published many books related to biblical interpretation, including his most recent work, The Bible Doesn’t Say That: 40 Mistranslations, Misconceptions, and Other Misunderstandings, which is the topic for this year’s Clergy Institute. He previously authored And God Said: How Translations Conceal The Bible’s Original Meaning, as well as The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible. Dr. Hoffman is also the chief translator for the popular 10-volume series My People’s Prayer Book. In addition to his non-fiction works, writing under the pen name of J. M. Hoffman, he is author of the fictional thriller series The Warwick Files. Bringing the Bible to life and presenting fresh insights and interpretations about religious life in the 21st century, Dr. Hoffman frequently presents to religious organizations, community groups and university audiences world-wide. Dr. Hoffman holds a Ph.D. in linguistics and has served on the faculties of Brandeis University and Hebrew Union College.

If you have any questions, please email Janet Rasmus,