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J E W I S H C O M M U N I T Y C E N T E R O F S O U T H E R N N E VA D A Fall 2009

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Chesvan/Kislev/Tevet 5770

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada In Cooperation With Temple Beth Sholom Present

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Cultural Arts

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Member Discount Program

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Sunday, October 25, 2009 6:00 pm VIP Meet & Greet Mitch Albom 7:00 pm Evening Event

Kids Zone

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Teens

At Temple Beth Sholom

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10700 Havenwood Lane

Adult Programs

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Single Programs

TICKETS: VIP Meet & Greet $100: Premier seating plus autographed book Reserved Sanctuary Seats: JCC & TBS Members: $54, Non-Members: $60 General Admission: JCC & TBS Members: $25, Non-Members: $30 Sponsorships Available Call the JCC at 794-0090

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Congregation Ner Tamid

Martin Fletcher has covered every event of consequence in the Middle East and Africa for the last thirty years. He has received four Emmys, an Overseas Press Club award and the DuPont award. He is currently the NBC News Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv and he covers the Israel-Palestinian conflict in Gaza.

e in the Middle East and Africa for the last thirty years. ward and the DuPont award. He is currently the NBC l-Palestinian conflict in Gaza.

CULTURAL ARTS

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The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, Congregation Ner Tamid & Jewish Enrichment World Services Present

SOUTHERN NEVADA JEWISH BOOK & ART FESTIVAL Sunday, November 15, 2009

Congregation Ner Tamid

55 N. Valle Verde Drive in Henderson Visit the CNT Sisterhood Chanukah | Bazaar from 10 am – 2 pm

MICHAEL WEX

11:00 am | Author of “How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck): Secrets of the Good Life, from the Most Unpopular People on Earth" Michael Wex, author of the bestselling Born to Kvetch and Just Say Nu, is also a novelist, professor, translator, lecturer, and performer (of stand-up and one person shows). A major figure I the Yiddish revival, Wex has been hailed as “a Yiddish national treasure.” There are people out there, millions of them, who act as if they still believe everything that their mothers told them in the first six months of their lives: they’re the nicest, most beautiful, most promising and intelligent bags of flesh ever to walk the earth, and anybody who can’t see it is a jealous fool. We call

these people shmucks. In How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck), Michael Wex has written a guide to being human regardless of your religion or beliefs-a blueprint for living a decent and moral life, acting with self-control rather than competition. But this is no dull manual about loving thy neighbor. It’s a fast-paced and entertaining adventure through the wisdom of the ages, wherever that wisdom may be found: Yiddish proverbs, current events, Talmudic stories, movies, television, and more. Referencing pop culture and Jewish tradition with equal ease, Wex explores the strategies developed by an oppressed people to pursue happiness with their diginit-and sense of humor-intact.

BRIAN MARK RIGG 1:00 pm | Author of “Lives of Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers: Untold Tales of Men of Jewish Descent Who Fought for the Third Reich" Bryan Mark Rigg is the author of Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers, which won the William E. Colby Award for Military History, was featured on NBC-TV’s Dateline, and has been translated into eleven languages. He is also the author of Rescued from the Reich: How One of Hitler’s Soldiers Saved the Lubavitcher Rebbe. A former U.S. Marine Corps officer and volunteer in the

Israeli Army, Rigg was a professor at American University from 20002006. He is the founder and President of Rigg Wealth Management. This companion to volume to Rigg’s very successful first book, Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers, provides a closer look at the experiences of nearly two dozen of these soldiers, deepening our understanding of the complex intersection of Nazi race laws and German military service-before and during World War II.

JEWISH ENRICHMENT WORLD SERVICES PRESENTS SHARING THE LIGHT: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF CHANUKAH AND PEACE Flamingo Library Theatre | 4:00 pm Silent Auction-Book Sale | 2:30 pm

JUDAICA & CHANUKAH | Items for sale and concert begins at 4:00pm For reservations, call Valina at (702) 499-5197

MARTIN FLETCHER

7:00 pm | Author of “Breaking News"

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Martin Fletcher has covered every event of consequence in the Middle East and Africa for the last thirty years. He has received four Emmys, an Overseas Press Club award, and the DuPont award. He is currently the NBC News Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv, and he covers the Israel-Palestinian conflict in Gaza. During three decades covering wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, NBC News Tel Aviv Bureau Chief

Martin Fletcher worked his way from news agency cameraman to top network correspondent, facing down his own fears while facing up to mass killers, warlords, and murderers. These extraordinary, reallife adventure stories, told with humor and elegance, describes Fletcher’s growth from clueless adventurer to grizzled veteran of the world’s trouble spots. Can you eat the food of a warlord, who stole it from the staring? Do you listen politely to a terrorist threatening to blow up your children? Do you ask the tough questions of a Khmer Rouge killer, knowing he is your only ticket out of the Cambodian jungle?


JCC MEMBER DISCOUNT PROGRAM The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada’s Member Discount Program provides JCC Members with discounts at many local businesses, This list will be updated monthly. All you have to do is present your JCC Membership card at the following businesses and you will automatically receive the discount. If you are a current member and do not have a JCC Membership Card, please contact Resa at 794-0090, ext. 109 and she will send you one right away. If you wish to become a JCC Member, JCC Membership is just $50/year for an individual and $75 a year for a family or couple. The JCC Member Discount Program is just one way we show appreciation to our members. If you are a business who wishes to take part of this program, please contact Neil Popish at 794-0090, ext. 124.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Preferred Public Relations 2630 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 254-5704 Michelle@preferredpublicrelations.com 10% off Public Relations Programs/ Campaigns.

REAL ESTATE AGENTS Carole Pockey ABR, SRES 7475 W. Sahara Ave., #100, Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 279-2098 carolep@americanagrp.com $200 off towards closing costs

PERSONAL SERVICES

Modern Image (702) 588-3004 www.imagebylauren.com 20% off all services of Modern Image Or 10% off all packages of Modern Image. Mary Kay Cosmetics 9500 Mulroons Ct., Las Vegas, NV 89129 (702) 767-2001 www.marykay.com/lgelband Linda.gelband@yahoo.com 20% off entire order. Host a party to receive free products and additional discounts.

MORTGAGE BROKERS Neal Katz 7774 Apache Cliff St., Las Vegas, NV 89113 (702) 217-2187 Juliekatz31@yahoo.com

ENTERTAINMENT

Sky Zone Recreational Center 4915 Steptoe St., Las Vegas, NV 89122 (702) 436-6887 Mruera@skyzonesports.com $3 off each 1 hour jump pass (Regular price $11)

LANDSCAPING

Absolute Paradise Landscaping PO Box 370511, Las Vegas, NV 89137 (702) 378-LAWN (5296) steve@landscapingnevada.com 10% off all landscape maintenance packages. Offer invalid in combination with additional discounts or promotions.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography by Tonya Harvey 10387 Noontide Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89135 (702) 812-8515 tonyaharvey13@aol.com 10% off wedding or event photography

PARTY PLANNING

Party ProThe Ultimate Party Store! 675 W. Craig Rd. #124, N. Las Vegas, NV 89032 (702) 255-0004 www.theultimateparty.com 10% off your entire purchase Balloons With a Twist 9811 W. Charleston, # 2443, Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 242-8861 party@balloonswithatwist.com

$10 off a party booking (Balloon artist, face painter, clown, magician, costume character, bounce house, balloon décor, carnival games, food carts, photography and more).

RESTAURANTS

Great American Cookies . Las Vegas Outlet Center 7400 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702) 897-7229 michael@cookie2.com 10% off entire purchase . Galleria Mall 1300 W. Sunset Ave., Henderson, NV 89014 (702) 433-5588 michael@cookie2.com 10% off entire purchase

Jackson’s Bar & Grill 6020 W. Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 362-2116 www.jacksonsbarandgrill.com 20% off entire bill

3 Tomatoes & a Mozzarella 6485 S. Rainbow, Las Vegas, NV 89118 (702) 257-3866 20% off their check total (does not apply to any specials).

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KID'S ZONE

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MOMMY & ME CRAFTY KIDS TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 27 – DECEMBER 15

8 weeks | $96 JCC & TS Members/$114 Non-Members 10:00 am- 10:45am open to all children ages 2-4 years old Art is an important part of your child's early childhood education, regardless of whether you think he/she will grow up to be another Picasso. Children are active learners, and making art is a handson activity that expands imaginations and exercises creativity. It also develops fine motor control and eye/hand coordination, and sharpens children's powers of observation. Children learn the fundamentals of art — color, line, shape, form and texture — by painting and drawing, making collages, fashioning threedimensional objects out of clay, and talking about their work. By creating art and looking at it, children gain an understanding of composition, balance, and symmetry. Each week we will be working on a different art project, from painting with paint brushes, hands, stamps and sponges. Using scissors and glue to create collages, hats, spinners etc. and using a wide variety of materials to explore different types or creativity. As well as discussing the art we have created.

SCIENCE & EXPLORATION TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 27 – DECEMBER 15 8 weeks | $96 JCC & TS Members/$114 Non-Members 11:00 am - 11:45 am Open to all children ages 2 - 4 years old Because they are ready to learn about the everyday world, young children are highly engaged when they have the opportunity to explore. They create strong and enduring mental representations of what they have experienced in investigating the everyday world. They readily acquire vocabulary to describe and share these mental representations and the concepts that evolve from them. Each week you and your child will be involved in various activities such as: watching snails in an aquarium, blowing bubbles, using a flashlight to make shadows, experimenting with objects to see what sinks or floats, making different types of play-doh, exploring with foods, and colors. Your child will be engaged in finding out how the world works. scissors and glue to create collages, hats, spinners etc.. and using a wide variety of materials to explore different types or creativity. As well as discussing the art we have created.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT JEWISH HOLIDAYS THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 29 – DECEMBER 17 & CULTURE (no class Nov 26) THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 29 – DECEMBER 17 7 weeks | $84 JCC & TS Members /$100 Non-Members 10:00 am- 10:45am open to all children ages 2-4 years old The early childhood years are the important years when it comes to musical development. Children who play or sing music regularly perform better in reading and math when they begin elementary school. Singing and dancing to music increases both fine and gross motor skills and helps develop hand-eye coordination, which allows children better control their bodies. Those actively involved in music also tend to have high self-esteem and are better at playing with others. It is, therefore, important to provide an environment rich with music and movement, to allow for the exploration of musical equipment, and to engage in plenty of diverse, stimulating musical activities. Each week, you and your child will be: exploring musical instruments, making musical instruments, exploring different types of music and rhymes as well as singing, dancing, playing and interacting with other children.

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All classes instructed by Carrie Dorsey Camp K’helah Pre-School Teacher

(no class November 26) 7 weeks | $84 JCC & TS Members/$100 Non-Members 11:00 am - 11:45 am Open to all children ages 2 - 4 years old Each week we will be learning about different Jewish holidays and Shabbat as well as the importance of them, as well as using art to make it fun. Learning things such as the Jewish calendar, the Aleph-Bet and Hebrew names. We will learn about culture using food and traditions.

All of the listed early childhood classes will be held at Temple Sinai, located at 9001 Hillpointe Road in Summerlin. The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada 4794 S. Eastern Ave., Suite C, Las Vegas, NV 89119 Phone: (702) 794-0090 FAX: (702) 794-2456 www.jccsn.org


TEENS

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NEVADA DAY MIDDLE SCHOOL’S OUT, J’S IN Tour of Hoover Dam and Picnic Lunch at Lake Mead

Friday, October 30, 2009 Open to all Middle School Students in grades 5 - 8 East & West Side Pick-up and Drop-off locations 9:00 am Pick-Up at Community Park located on Town Center between Charleston and Sahara 9:30 am Pick up at Congregation Ner Tamid located at 55 N. Valle Verde Dr (I-215 and Valle Vered Dr.) 3:30 pm Drop off at Congregation Ner Tamid 4:00 pm Drop-off at Community Park Join the JCC and Teen Connection for a behind the scenes tour of Hoover Dam followed by a picnic lunch at Lake Mead. Travel by coach bus and enjoy the marvels of Hoover Dam. Afterwards, we will enjoy a picnic lunch at Lake Mead followed by games. Please pack your own lunch. Cost: $JCC Members: $30, Non-Members: $35 Registration Deadline: October 23, 2009

MIDDLE SCHOOL TURKEY BOWL Sunday, November 22, 2009 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Red Rock Lanes in the Red Rock Casino Open to all Middle School Students in grades 5 - 8

Cost: JCC Members: $15, Non-Members: $20 Registration Deadline: November 13, 2009

Price includes bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soft drinks. Come out and bowl with your friends. Bowl a Turkey (3 Strikes in a row) and win a prize. Other surprises and prizes around every corner. A night you won’t want to miss!

The JCCSN is proud to partner with BBYO Teen Connection in collaborating in our teen programs. If interested in BBYO or Teen Connection, contact Stefanie Szlamkowic at (702) 366-6591 or sszlamkowicz@bbyo.org

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YIDDISH CABARET & DELI NIGHT By popular demand, the JCCSN and Temple Sinai present Yiddish Cabaret and Deli Night on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm. Enjoy a vaudevillian evening amongst the stars of Broadway. Taste a true deli experience with sauerkraut, pickles and sour tomatoes with kosher corned beef, pastrami and turkey piled high on your favorite kosher breads, salads galore a glesele hot tea, plus surprise desserts for all. Meet with us at the Deli at Temple Sinai located at 9001

Hillpointe Road in Summerlin. Tickets are available at the  JCCSN or at Temple Sinai for $36 for members of either  organization or $45 for non-members. Please call the JCCSN at   794-0090 or Temple Sinai at 254-5110 to make your reservations  now. Seating is limited. Tables of ten are available, so bring your  friends for a unique experience. See you at the Deli!!!  Temple Sinai

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ADULT PROGRAMS & CLASSES

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YIDDISH VINKLE 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month | 10 am - 12 pm Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road in Summerlin Instructor: Jean Arin Learn Yiddish or just come to speak with others and have a great laugh or two. FREE and open to all JCC Members.

MEL: Men Enjoying Leisure

Men Enjoying Leisure (MEL) is a social group made up of semi-retired and retired men who meet monthly for breakfast and discussion. Each month, a special guest speaker is invited to discuss a particular topic of interest. Monthly breakfasts are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am at The Suncoast Buffet. For more information on this group, contact Greg Abbott, MEL Chairperson at heyabbott@cox.net or call him at 228-7513

WEL: Women Enjoying Leisure

Women Enjoying Leisure (WEL) is a social group of semi-retired and retired women who meet monthly for lunch, conversation and discussion. Each month, a special guest is invited to speak about a particular topic of interest. Monthly lunches are held on the second Thursday of each month at 12:00 pm at the IHOP located at 9840 W. Sahara Ave. (in the Village Square Shopping Center). For more information on this group, contact Min Kataczinsky at 656-5528 or mk8@cox.net or Sue Braun at 360-2232 or suefromtustin@yahoo.com

Men's Softball League Sunday Mornings

Veteran’s Memorial Leisure Services Center 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive in Summerlin 10 Game season plus playoffs Recreational Play October 25 - December 13 Cost: JCC Members: $60 Non-Members: $75 *New players add $10 for team shirt Form a Team of your own for just $650/Team Registration Deadline: October 9, 2009

JCC Softball League Champs Fall, 2008 Ashton Park

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SINGLES PROGRAMS Henderson Singles 60 + Dining Out

Join the Henderson Singles 60 + Dining Out for monthly dinners and meet new people. Dinners are held on the third Wednesday of each month at various east side restaurants at 6:30 pm. For more information, contact Dick Satz, Chairperson at satzrr1@cox.net. November 17 and December 16

Summerlin Singles 60 + Dining Out

Join the Summerlin Singles 60 + Dining Out for monthly dinners and meet new people. Dinners are held on the last Thursday of each month at various west side restaurants at 6:00 pm. For more info., contact June Newmark, Chairperson at newmarkjune@hotmail.com. October 29.

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Movie Night

Monday, November 23 | Time TBA RAVE Motion Pictures in the Town Square Open to ALL JEWISH SINGLES AGES 21 & UP. Movie title and time to be announced 1 week prior. Join us at Yogurtland after the movie. RSVP by November 20

Happy Hour / ETA Lounge

Wednesday, December 2 | 6:30pm - 8:30 50's ETA Lounge in the new Aliante Station & 60's Join us for the wonderful social Happy Hour for our friends in the 50’s & 60’s. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, drink specials and meet new friends. FREE to all Open to all Singles JCC Members. Wednesday, November 4 | 7:00 pm Join us for the fun at Game Works located on the strip next to $5 guest fee for Non-Members. the MGM Grand. Enjoy 2 glasses of wine or beer, appetizers RSVP by Nov. 30. and 30 minutes of game play for just $16. Non-Members: $21. RSVP by Nov. 2 Bagel Ball Save the Date, December 24, 2009 | 8 pm-1am Dancing & Schmoozing at the Largest Gathering of Nevada’s Jewish Singles. Location to be announced.

BINGO / Red Rock Hotel & Casino

Thursday, November 12, 2009 | 6:30 pm Everyone loves to play BINGO, so come join us as we go as a group to play. The game starts promptly at 7:00 pm so please arrive by 6:30 pm so you can buy your bingo cards (Cash Only). Minimum buy in is $5. The BINGO room features a full complimentary bar service, restrooms and a separate nonsmoking area. We have tables reserved for us along the wall in the non-smoking area. Join us afterwards for a drink at a nearby lounge. Please RSVP by Nov. 9

Singles Ages 21 - 40 Dining Out

Create Gourmet Burgers & Frozen Custard Wednesday, November 18 | 7:00 pm 7290 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Join the JCC, CNT & Temple Sinai for a Dining Out Night and meet Jewish singles ages 21-40 while enjoying delicious burgers and salads. $5 guest fee for Non-Members. Separate Checks. RSVP BY NOV 16

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K’helah Winter 2009 Arts & Crafts Cooking Jump Bunch Sports Indoor Swimming Science Improvisational Drama

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