The next year, Elofer began his studies at the Adventiste Université du Salève, where he earned his first theological degree.He worked as a pastor for seventeen years in France, and then went to Israel to work fifteen years as President of the Seventh-day Adventist church there.
In his interview with Rosenthal, Elofer says that he and his wife were told there were only about 50 Adventists in Israel when they arrived.
In an article in Adventist World magazine [see below], he is quoted as saying that, “After about 100 years of presence in Palestine/Israel we had only 50 members.
He believes that we could lead the way in dialogue and reconciliation between Jews and Christians.
It begins with something as simple—and as vital—as language.
Little by little, he came to see that Yeshua was, in fact, the Jewish Messiah.
At nineteen, he was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Paris.
Here he received his first full rabbinical Bible and began to read it intensively.
In an interview with Alberto Rosenthal, hoffnung-weltweit.de, which can be heard in its entirety at https://
Richard Elofer, Director of the World Jewish Adventist Friendship Center, believes that the final prophecy of the Hebrew Scriptures, found in Malachi 4:5, 6, is speaking of reconciliation between Judaism and Christianity.