2024 Annual Meeting & Conference

April 19-April 21, St. Francisville, Louisiana









Since it was founded in 1943, and chartered under the laws of the State of New York in April 1944, United Israel World Union has advanced the universal and eternal monotheistic values contained within the Ancient Hebrew Scriptures. Every year, in accordance with its by-laws and constitution, United Israel World Union has held an annual meeting during the month of April at the location determined by the President. It has become customary for the board and officers of United Israel to plan a conference to coincide with the annual meeting.

The weekend conference will be held in Saint Francisville, Louisiana.

Join us at the United Israel Center South. Registration Required!



Details on schedule and program


5:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM Welcoming and Opening Remarks 
7:00 PM Candle  Lighting for Shabbat 



9:00 AM      Welcome and Opening Remarks 
9:30 AM

Session & Speaker to be announced


Session & Speaker to be announced

Lunch Break
2:30 PM

Session & Speaker to be announced

4:00 PM

Session & Speaker to be announced

7:00 PM

Session & Speaker to be announced



8:30 AM

Annual Business Meeting 

9:30 AM

Session & Speaker to be announced

11:00 AM

Session & Speaker to be announced

Lunch Break
2:30 PM

Session & Speaker to be announced



We are presently finalizing the details of the program, but confirmed session leaders include,
Dr. James D. Tabor, Ralph Buntyn, David and Patty Tyler, and Ross K. Nichols.


Dr. James Tabor is professor of Christian origins and ancient Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University North Carolina at Charlotte where he served as Chair for ten years. Since 1990 Tabor has made 72 trips to Israel pursuing research, doing archaeology, and leading students and other adult groups who want a unique Holy Land Experience. His Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago in Christian Origins and Ancient Judaism. Tabor has combined his work on ancient texts with extensive field work in archaeology in Israel and Jordan, including work at Qumran, Sepphoris, Masada, and Wadi el-Yabis in Jordan, the Suba “John the Baptist” cave, the “Tomb of the Shroud,” and the Talpiot “Jesus” tombs. Among his publications areThings Unutterable (1985); A Noble Death (1992); Why Waco: (1995); Restoring Abrahamic Faith (2008 with new edition in 2021)); and the New York Times bestselling The Jesus Dynasty: A New Historical Investigation of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity (2006). In 2010 he published two books: The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find that Reveals the Birth of Christianity (Simon & Schuster) and Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity (Simon & Schuster). His latest two books are The Book of Genesis: A New Translation from the Transparent English Bible (2020) and Paul’s Ascent to Paradise: The Mysticism of Paul the Apostle. Tabor’s latest book, The Lost Mary: How the Jewish Mother of Jesus Became the Virgin Mother of God (Knopf) will be published in 2023. You can find all his books on Amazon. You can visit his blog at: https://jamestabor.com


Ross K. Nichols is an independent biblical researcher, author, and educator. He has published three books through Horeb Press: The Moses Scroll (2021), Fragments of a Leather Manuscript Containing Moses’ Last Words to the Children of Israel (2021), and These Are the Words: Essential Biblical Hebrew Vocabularies (2022). His books are on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers.

Nichols has traveled extensively to Israel and Jordan over the past decade, leading tours and conducting biblical research. His primary research interests include the Hebrew Bible, emphasizing the Pentateuch, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and nineteenth-century explorations and discoveries in the Levant. He has participated in archaeological excavations in Jerusalem and Biblical Tamar south of the Dead Sea and expeditions to identify the locations mentioned in the wilderness itineraries, including the quest for Biblical Horeb/Sinai.

Nichols is a Vice President and an ordained minister of the Hebrew Faith for United Israel World Union, an educational, non-profit organization founded in 1944. Videos of his Biblical studies are streamed to a growing global audience on his YouTube channel. Audio archives of his biblical teachings are available on Amazon Music/Audible, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and most major podcast directories. Search for United Israel by Ross K. Nichols and subscribe.

To learn more about Ross’s current work, visit his website (http://rossknichols.com) or his Academia Page (https://independent.academia.edu/RossKNichols). You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/rossknicholsTV) and follow him on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

To learn more about United Israel World Union, see (https://unitedisraelworldunion.com). To learn more about The Moses Scroll or follow the Author’s Blog, visit (https://themosesscroll.com).

You may also directly support Ross’s research projects by becoming a founding member on his Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/rossknichols/about).


Ralph Buntyn is a retired marketing executive for a Fortune 500 company. He is executive vice-president and associate editor for United Israel World Union, a 79-year-old Jewish organization dedicated to propagating the ideals of the Decalogue faith on a universal scale. An author, writer, and historian, his articles and essays have appeared in various media outlets including The Southern Shofar, The Jerusalem Post, United Israel Bulletin, and The Times of Israel, where he is a regular contributing writer. He is the author of “The Book of David: David Horowitz: Dean of United Nations Press Corps and Founder: United Israel World Union.


David Tyler is Vice President of International Affairs for United Israel World Union. He is an ordained minister of the Hebrew Faith and is a founding member of the United Israel World Union’s Northeast Unit in New York.

As the CEO of Advanced Automation Corporation (AAC) Mr. Tyler is responsible for the operation of an 80-person company that focuses on unique out of the box solutions for military applications. David is a visionary that sees how to apply state of the art technology to the tip of the spear. For the past 32 years AAC has been at the forefront of some amazing solutions that added significant capabilities for the US Military. Mr. Tyler has over 30 years of experience in the electrical engineering and computer science fields. He has performed research in the areas of information modeling of computer systems and their operational behavior. He works with the DoE at Sandia National Laboratory on Special Operations programs and their search for game changing technology. Mr. Tyler has participated in overseas programs and operations for the US and partner nations, including NATO, Israel, the UK, Canada, and Australia. AAC assisted in an Israeli company, Advanced Logistics Developments (ALD) of Rishon LeZion, Israel sell software and services to primarily the US DoD and its contractors.
Mr. Tyler has coauthored a book for the Elsevier Press for IEEE entitled; “Mission-Critical and Safety–Critical Systems Handbook (Design and Development for Embedded Applications)” that was published in December 2009.

Education: BS and MS in Theoretical Computer Science from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Marcy, NY, Selected MS EE and Mathematics Courses from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, and the Enterprise Architecting Lecture Series from MIT, Cambridge, MA, as well as an AAS EET from MVCC Utica, NY.

Personal Activities: Mr. Tyler is an avid supporter of archaeology and has been on the fund-raising side of the current University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) excavation on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem, Israel. David also supported the development of the UIWU Center in Biblical Tamar at the Blossoming Rose Park in Ir Ovot, in the Arava of Israel.



There is no charge for the conference, but attendees are asked to contribute to United Israel World Union as they are able.

Registration is required for all attendees.

We look forward to seeing you all in Saint Francisville!

Hotels and Accommodations are available in Saint Francisville, and the nearby towns of New Roads, and Zachary.

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