Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Michael Lotker
Rabbi Lotker is a passionate and gifted teacher and serves as Temple Adat Elohim’s Scholar-in-Residence. Keep an eye out for the many opportunities to learn from and with Rabbi Lotker.
The rabbinate is his second career having been ordained at age 55 from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in 2003. He is originally a physicist who spent his first career in Alternative Energy focusing on wind, solar and geothermal energy.
He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physics from Queens College in New York City and from the University of Illinois. Prior to his ordination from HUC-JIR (the Reform movement’s rabbinic seminary) in 2003, he received his Master of Hebrew Letters degree from this same institution. As an entrepreneur, he started a number of alternative energy firms including a wind power development company that installed and operated wind farms in Hawaii and California. He is widely published in the alternative energy field.