Slide Presentations


by James E. Lancaster, Ph.D.

Since 1990 I've given over 150 slide presentations to groups in California on Israel, the city of Jerusalem, and other topics related to the Holy Land, as well as general interest travel and historical subjects. 

Talks on Israel and the Holy Land have been given to the following groups:

  • Israel Government Ministry of Tourism seminars for pastors/tour leaders
  • Los Angeles Chapter of the Biblical Archaeology Society
  • Kershaw Archaeology Program at the Orange County Jewish Community Center in Costa Mesa, CA
  • Kershaw Archaeology Program at Temple Beth-El in Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Continuing Learning Experience) at California State University-Fullerton
  • Senior University at California State University-Long Beach
  • Friends of the Anaheim, CA Public Library
  • California Map and Travel, Santa Monica, CA
  • North Santa Ana Kiwanis Club
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Trinity United Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana, CA
  • Christ Presbyterian Church of Huntington Beach, CA
  • Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Costa Mesa, CA

Talks on other travel and historical topics have been presented to the following groups:

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Continuing Learning Experience) at California State University-Fullerton
  • Senior University at California State University-Long Beach
  • Fullerton Senior Center
  • Friends of the Anaheim Public Library
  • Various Sierra Club chapters
  • Pacific Palisades AARP
  • Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society


Archaeology-oriented slide presentations by Jim Lancaster have included:
  • Jerusalem Through the Ages, An Archaeological Tour of the Holy City
  • Using the 6th Century Madaba Map as a Guide to Modern Jerusalem 
  • Holy Week in Jerusalem in the 4th Century as described in Egeria's Diary
  • The Walls of Jerusalem
  • The Temple and Temple Mount
  • The Western Wall Tunnel (Rabbi's Tunnel)
  • Ancient Israel
  • City of David
  • Christmas in Bethlehem
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Memorial Day in Ancient Israel
  • David Roberts in the Holy Land

Travel-oriented slide presentations have included:

  • Israel
  • Greece and the Greek Islands
  • England and Scotland
  • France 
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Northern Italy
  • Romania 
  • China
  • Tibet
  • Japan


If you would like to arrange for a presentation on Jerusalem, the Holy Land or another travel topic for a church, synagogue or other organization, please contact me by telephone at (714) 731-6717 or by e-mail at LJAMES1@ix.netcom.com.



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