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Kol Kiruv August 2015




Rabbi's Message


Cantor’s Notes


President’s Message


CPT Outreach


BwB with George Cohan


High Holiday Calendar of Events


Hi Ho Challah Baking


CPT Book Club


Kidz Corner


Reconstructionist News


Women’s Rosh Chodesh


Oneg Calendar


Course Offerings


Community Trip to Israel


Birthdays and Anniversaries




Book Of Remembrance


Community Happenings


Nid’vei Leiv—From the Heart


Contribution Form


Calendar at a Glance


Vol. 22—No. 2


Clergy and Staff Rabbi: Yocheved Mintz Cantor: Marla Goldberg Accompanist: Timothy Cooper Newsletter: Nancey Eason Educator: Rabbi Mintz , Cantor Marla Goldberg Bookkeeper: Lynn Pisetzner Office Administrator: Nancey Eason

Congregation P’nai Tikvah will worship on Shabbat, August 7th and August 21st at Kraft-Sussman Chapel, in the Bank of Nevada Business Park at 3975 S. Durango, Suite 104, in Las Vegas. Tot ShabbatKabbalat Shabbat and Maariv services will begin at 6:30 PM on August 7th and Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv services will begin at 7:30 PM on August 21st. Torah Study will take place at 10:00 AM on August 8th and 22nd at Rabbi Mintz’s home. A bagels and lox brunch is served. Please RSVP by emailing

Message from the Rabbi Dear Chevreh: What does it mean to be a “congregation”? My handy-dandy thesaurus has the following synonyms; audience, gathering, assembly, crowd, throng, worshippers. In Hebrew, the word is Kahal and it has a slightly more nuanced translation. Kahal intimates community, and a community consists of individuals, hopefully working in concert with once another. But does that mean that we all think as one? Well, let’s look at Judaism in general. We are a monotheistic people, but we are certainly not monolithic. (You know the old joke….ask three Jews, get four opinions.) We are a people who thrive on respecting the reasonable opinions of each individual; and that works only if we listen to one another. And listening requires, not just hearing, but, presence--showing up/being the moment...for one another. Why am I thinking about this this month?

Our tradition teaches “Al tifrosh min hatzibbur.” Do not isolate yourself from the community.

Last month many of us took it easy, traveled, relaxed, pulled back and kicked back…and that was great! Re-charging and refreshing is good for body and soul. (This month, some of us are going on Retreat…also great R&R!) At the end of the month, the pace shifts and we get caught up in the rhythm of our youth (the school year) and shift into high gear shortly, with the Yamim HaNora-im, the Days of Awe/High Holidays taking place in September. But here we are in August, corresponding to the months of Av and Elul; and as we resume our services and rev up our preparations for the Yamim HaNora-im, and figure out our schedules for the year, hopefully we are also beginning to think about how we will participate in the Kahal. Our tradition teaches “Al tifrosh min ha-tzibbur.” Do not isolate yourself from the community. And that translates to participating in committees, signing up for classes and other learning opportunities, coming to services, and more. It means picking up the phone and calling one-another to find out how we’re doing; it means offering to drive someone to a doctor’s appointment or to the store, if they’re unable to get out. It means responding (R.S.V.P.-ing, if you will) in a timely fashion! It means pitching in, helping out, participating. We’re doing some extremely important long-range planning now and we need to hear from each and every one in our Kahal. When you get a call asking for your feedback, please respond. Your opinion counts and your participation is needed. Let these lazy, hazy days of summer be the impetus for each and every one of us to resolve to make the upcoming year of 5776 one in which we will make a concerted effort to reach out to one-another and listen, truly listen, to the opinions, concerns, thoughts, and emotions of one-another. In doing so, I assure you, we will become wiser and better individuals and truly a K’hillah K’doshah…a holy community! Ken y’hi ratzon…so may it be the will of the One who holds us as one.

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Cantor’s Notes A Note From the Cantor “This land is mine, God gave this land to me” is the first line of the title song from the movie, Exodus. It also happens to be the first line of a Bat Mitzvah speech given 35 years ago this month for the parasha Ekev. The portion read was Deuteronomy chapter 8, verses 1-10, the middle of the parasha. This portion tells of how God promised the land to the people of Israel, how God led us through the desert sometimes with gifts, sometimes with struggles to help us to learn and grow. The well known line, “Man does not live by bread alone” comes from this portion. If you haven’t guessed by now, that Bat Mitzvah speech was mine. The idea of using the song from Exodus came from my father, but I did see how the lyrics compared to the words from this portion. Verse one of the portion says, “All the commandments that I command you today shall ye observe to do, that you may live and multiply and go and possess the land which I promised to your ancestors.” I never have forgotten that first line. The song, Exodus also goes on to say that “With the help of God, I know I can be strong” another theme from the Torah portion. Of the many other things I remember in training for my Bat Mitzvah was the frustration Cantor Colbert must have had with my lack of study skills. I was a great procrastinator (a fault I still work on today) and just learned the portion in time. This gave me great empathy for any student I might have who didn’t always do their homework. I’ve been there, I understand. The prayers I did not really need to learn, as I had participated in many Shabbat morning services as a member of my Temple’s Junior Choir. We sang every Saturday morning for services during the school year. Therefore, I heard the prayers many times, and repetition was a very good teacher. That experience is a reason I feel strongly about having children at services. The more they are there, the more they hear and participate in the prayers, the more they can do them, and become the next leaders of our people. 35 years ago, there really were not many young women who decided to have a Bat Mitzvah in the Reform Movement. It was a time of transition from having only a group confirmation ceremony to having the individual celebration for a young person who chooses to make the commitment to Judaism by participating as a leader in prayer. My Bat Mitzvah was the event where my true path in life came to me, even though it took over 20 years to come to fruition. At the end of the morning service our Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Levine, would say to the Bar or Bat Mitzvah, “You should be a Rabbi”. To me he said, “You should be a Cantor”. I am happy to have taken his advice. This path led me here, to Las Vegas, and to Congregation P’nai Tikvah where I get to see hope every Shabbat, and help to bring heart and soul to all who attend. “This land is mine” I make it my own. L’Shalom, Cantor Marla Goldberg 3

President’s Message I still can remember President Kennedy’s speech- “Ask not what your Country can do for you, ask what you can do for your Country”. Now, I may not have precisely quoted that famous line but that line kept running through my thoughts, knowing that I had a president’s message to write. Can I make the same statement to our membership? “Ask not what our Shul can do for you, ask what you can do for your Shul”. Think about that for a moment. We have started a new fiscal year, July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. What can you do for the Shul? The first obvious answer is to send in your pledge for this New Year. Membership is the foundation of any religious organization. YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO CPT IS IMPORTANT TO US! Your pledge helps to sustain CPT and helps us to provide so many programs that one would NOT normally see in a Congregation of our size. Membership Counts- INVITE your friends and family members who are looking for a difference… who are looking for a religious and spiritual worship combined with the unparalled warmth and enthusiasm that we bring to our Shabbat Services. Allow you and yours for at least several hours every other Shabbat to turn off the problems of the World and your problems of the week. Be One with G-d and One with our Congregation. Each time that we add a new member, we strengthen our Congregation. What can you do for our Shul? PARTICIPATE!!! BE A PLAYER!!! (NO pun intended to the “Gaming” World!). Mark YOUR calendars for the High Holiday Services, Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, Passover……..THIS YEAR, YES, AFTER POPULAR DEMAND!- WE BRING YOU THE CHANUKAH BOWLING PARTY (more to come). Join us for our monthly Brunch with Brilliants- an opportunity to meet and hear some of the most exciting speakers you will see all year long. Bring a buddy with you! What can you do for our Shul? BE A VOLUNTEER!...You do not need to commit 100% of your free time, just some of it. We have task forces- specific committees that have tasks for a short periods of time, be it helping the Rabbi for the High Holidays, Helping us organize our Chanukah Bowling Party and yes, writing a great Purim Play, Joining our Roast Committee as we place Sam Lieberman on the Hot Seat. YOUR TIME, YOUR ENERGY and YOUR SPIRIT that will help make these and other events and programs a grand success. What can you do for our Shul? Donate YOUR Pledges from the Heart…make it a little more than last Kol Nidre….make a Shabbat donation….make a special donation in honor of someone or of some event…. I can absolutely promise you all one thing- DREAMS TODAY BECOMES REALITY TOMORROW. BE PART OF OUR CPT FAMILY…WATCH IT TO CONTINUE TO GROW AND EVOLVE FOR YOU AND FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND FOR YOUR GRANDCHILDREN. Barbara Holland President of the Board 4

“ We Are P’nai Tikvah” The Membership/Outreach Committee is embarking on an effort to let us get to know one another better. Each month they will be asking questions of a member and sharing their responses in the newsletter. This month they interviewed Sam Lieberman, Board Member & Past President and Kristen Jaeger, Board Member.

Regent Sam Lieberman, Congregation P’nai Tikvah Board Member and Past President

What brought you to Congregation P'nai Tikvah? Rabbi Mintz What keeps you involved in P'nai Tikvah? Rabbi Mintz & so many of the unique and wonderful people that make up our congregation.

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“ We Are P’nai Tikvah”

Kristen Jaeger, Board Member What brought you to Congregation P'nai Tikvah? Tim and I got engaged. We needed a place to get married because Tim was not Jewish. Then we started attending services & loved it. We joined in 1997. What keeps you involved in P'nai Tikvah? To enhance & grow our family life. What has P'nai Tikvah brought/added to your life? Friends, community, spirituality. What do you or would you like to bring to the congregation to help it grow and thrive? I've been very involved with fundraising & advertising programs.





Hi Ho Challah Baking

AUGUST 30 1:00 PM to 4:00PM Home of Rabbi Yocheved Mintz Come bake the challah for High Holidays. Put a crown on it! RSVP’s a must! 702.436.4900





P’nai Tikvah Book Group 5776 is any CPT member October 8-THE BOSTON GIRL by Anita Diamant January 21-WHY WE REMAIN JEWS by Vladimir Tsesis May 19-View/discuss FOLLOW ME: THE YONI NETANYAHU STORY Home of Jane Kusel 702-407-5077 (H) 3 evenings translated into 3 journeys of the senses through shared dissections of the readings below. *Limited to 12 voices-please RSVP in a timely fashion

October 6

When Addie Baum's 22-year old granddaughter asks her about her childhood, Addie realises the moment has come to relive the full history that shaped her. Addie Baum was a Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant Jewish parents who lived a very modest life. But Addie's intelligence and curiosity propelled her to a more modern path. Addie wanted to finish high school and to go to college. She wanted a career, to find true love. She wanted to escape the confines of her family. And she did. Told against the backdrop of World War I, and written with the same immense emotional impact that has made Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman's complicated life in the early 20th Century, and a window into the lives of all women seeking to understand the world around them.

In searching for solutions facing each human being about the meaning of life and the place of the human race in the universe, Tsesis, by masterfully presenting unforgettable episodes of his life, comes to the conclusion that all attempts to explain the fundamental aspects of existence require the recognition of God. January 21

The story of Yonatan Netanyahu, commander of an elite Israeli army commando unit who was killed during Operation Entebbe, a hostage-rescue mission carried out at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976, after members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the German Revolutionary Cells hijacked an Air France plane with 248 passengers aboard. May 19 11

KIDZ KORNER for August


Reconstructionist News You Can Use

Mordecai M. Kaplan (pictured at right, in Israel) was born in Lithuania in 1881, and in 1889 he immigrated along with his family to America. During his early childhood he received a traditional Jewish education in Vilna. After coming to America, however, he became increasingly disenchanted with orthodox theology and more interested in non-orthodox approaches to Judaism. As a young man, Kaplan pursued Jewish studies and graduated from City College of New York. Later, he was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary (of the Conservative Movement), received a master's degree from Columbia University and went on to serve as associate rabbi of Kehillath Jeshurun, an Orthodox synagogue in New York. Kaplan was profoundly influenced by the new field of sociology and its view of civilization as characterized not only by beliefs and practices, but also by language, culture, literature, ethics, art, history, social organization, symbols and customs.

5776 Pocket Calendars Pocket calendars are once again available through the Reconstructionist Press. These handy little calendar books are great for keeping track of appointments and holidays in the upcoming Jewish year. They also include contact information for the Reconstructionist movement's offices and a directory of Reconstructionist affiliates.

In 1935, Kaplan wrote Judaism as a Civilization, a seminal work that became the foundation of the new Reconstructionist movement. Order your calendar today at http:// Kaplan taught that Judaism must be so that it remained ever-changing, calendar. evolving to meet the needs of Jews in the New World. He promoted democracy in the synagogue community and advocated voluntary membership, elected leadership and respect for the religious opinions of individuals. “Just as science entered upon a new stage in its development when it replaced the deductive method with the inductive, so can religion parallel the progress of science by subjecting its own assumptions and processes to analysis.” – Mordecai M. Kaplan, Judaism as a Civilization (New York: Macmillan, 1935) p. 309.

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Tikkun Middot: Cultivating Our Character This year, Jewish Reconstructionist Communities is participating in a Tikkun Middot program. The goal of the program is to introduce the Jewish practice of Musar, which offers each of us a method of cultivating character traits that we want to embody. The program has been developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) and is funded by the Templeton FoundaThe central premise of Musar practice is that the ultimate purpose of each of our lives is to make this world a better place, and that integral to the work of repairing the world (tikkun olam) is the work of elevating the level at which we each individually behave in the world (tikkun middot). Through this practice, we are offered a way of becoming more patient, more trusting, more reliable, more forgiving and so on. Each of these character traits that we cultivate is called a middah (virtue or value).

Bitachon: Trust in God Trust is a very challenging middah to cultivate. Most of us prefer to control our destinies and assume that control is possible. If I work hard, I will receive good grades and be admitted to a college of my choice, or I will be promoted and receive a salary increase. If I raise my children correctly, they will be healthy and happy. If I eat right and stay fit, I will live a long, healthy life. In fact, the most qualified people do not always get admitted by college admissions committee. They don’t always get promoted or even retained. Debilitating chronic illness, fatal ones, and accidents cause suffering that does always correlate with our self-care. We are not always able to control our good fortune. Often enough, when our plans are derailed, we don’t know what is going to happen next. Cultivating Bitachon/Trust involves letting go of the illusion of control. We keep walking towards unknowable destinations, trusting that we will deal with events as well as we can as things happen. By no means do we sit and wait to be rescued; we still work actively, using our best judgment, to have an impact on our own fate and the fate of the world. But we do so while trusting that while we don’t know everything and can’t foresee the future, we trust that things will work out. continued on page 15


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Emunah: Trustworthiness In distinguishing the uniqueness of Moses, the Torah describes him as ne’eman, as a person who is consistently reliable and dependable. The quality ofEmunah/Trustworthiness is worth cultivating not only if you are a prophet, but also in small, mundane daily transactions—punctuality, saying what is true and what you really mean, or completing a task to which you committed , when you said you would complete it (and if you don’t, letting people know when it will be completed.) Acting in these ways allows others to see that they can rely and depend on you, and it encourages them to behave reliably. It forms the basic foundation of a well-functioning community or household.

Seder: Order There are so many things we want to do each day. Themiddah of seder/order helps us to set priorities so that we accomplish those goals that are most important.Seder is the tenth of these ten middot, but all the others rest on this middah. Without order, we are pulled in many directions, and we diminish our ability to focus on our highest priorities. How much time should I budget to address each objective? What should I address first? It is possible to be too orderly as well as not orderly enough. For example, I may want to spend more time speaking to you because I find that most rewarding, but if I delay a less rewarding responsibility, I’ll have to take care of it later or tomorrow. On the other hand, if I cut off our conversation at a critical moment because our time is up, I may be missing an opportunity that can not be replicated. Seder/Order requires us to balance different middot. Finally, the rabbis taught that if you grab hold of too many things, you will not be able to keep hold of any of them. For many of us, a major obstacle to achievingseder is that we are overloaded. We just have too much to do. Part of the work of bringing order to our lives is often giving things up, letting go of commitments and priorities that are dear to us. If there are not enough hours in a day to fulfill all of our commitments, it will not matter how we organize our time and priorities. 15

Congregation P’nai Tikvah Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group If you are interested in hosting, please contact the office 702.436.4900

October 11, 2015


Attending Kol Isha Concert at 3:00 PM with dinner afterwards

November 15, 2015


December 13, 2015


Home of Laurie Lytel

January 10, 2016


Home of Ellen Royer

February 7, 2016

Adar I

Home of Annie Wolff

March 13, 2016

Adar II

Home of Ann Mandell

April 10, 2016


Home of Jennifer Cohen

May 15, 2016


Home of Eileen Ancman

June 5, 2016


Home of Rabbi Yocheved Mintz


SIGN UP TO SPONSOR AND/OR CATER AN ONEG Our first and third Friday evening services create space for people to socialize, to talk over the ideas Rabbi Mintz has shared in her sermon, and to meet one another. Sponsoring and/or catering the Oneg Shabbat is a lovely way to share joy of Shabbat with the community. Any reason is a good reason to sponsor and/or cater an Oneg! Perhaps you are marking a special event (a birth, baby-naming, engagement, wedding, anniversary, graduation, bar/bat mitzvah) or you want to remember a loved one in a special way, or celebrate a return to health, a new job…or any reason. August 7

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CLASS OFFERINGS BIBLICAL HEBREW I and III* taught by RABBI YOCHEVED MINTZ Knowledge of Hebrew Alphabet Required Six Student Minimum to Start “GET BUSY WITH THE WORDS OF TORAH” Biblical Hebrew I-Tuesday Afternoons 8/25/, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 10/27, 11/3 1:30 PM—3:00 PM Biblical Hebrew III-Wednesday Nights 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 6:30 PM—8:00 PM $165.00 members $215.00 non members RSVP 702.436.4900 *continuing students or permission of instructor IVDU



Jewish Liturgy as a Spiritual System

Come on a journey of joy as we discover what Jewish Liturgy has to offer us today as a Spiritual System. This first 10-week session is planned for Monday evenings starting in October 2015 165.00 for members 215.00 for non members minimum of six students to begin Contact 702.436.4900 for more information 18

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Ten weeks starting in the Fall Cost: $165.00 for members $215.00 for non-members 6 participants to start a session Call the office: 702-436-4900

Mark your calendars for an exciting concert by Craig Taubman on the afternoon of Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Midbar Kodesh Temple. Craig and I would like to invite any singers in your congregation and the community - children and adults to sing with Craig and his band during the concert. We will come together at MKT for one or two rehearsals (TBD) to work on the music Craig selects for us. No music reading or Hebrew skills necessary - just the desire to sing great Jewish music with a legendary Jewish musician. You will receive more information as the date approaches, at which time I will ask interested singers to contact me at MKT. Meanwhile, mark your calendars for what will be an amazing community event. Shalom, Cantor Daniel Gale

Midbar Kodesh Temple 1940 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012 :702.454.4848 Kol Kiruv, the newsletter of Congregation P’nai Tikvah, is available on-line at at no cost. If mailed, hard copy delivery is $72 annually.




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Jewlicious Learners Classes continue in the October of 2015, Monday afternoons at the Rabbi’s home, from 4:15 to 6:00, October to June. Fall Registration is open. For $40.00 a prayer book can either be purchased for personal use or be dedicated to the congregation “In Memory” or “In Honor of” and a card from CPT will be sent to the family. The prayer book plate will be placed on the inside cover of our new Kol HaNeshamah siddur. VOLUNTEERISM ABOUNDS AT CPT Homes are always needed for the various activities and meetings of our congregation. Offer a Personal prayer – If you’d like to write your own, please do so. If you would like to see it published in the newsletter. 21

For the Month of August Sam Bender -Remembered by Elliot Bender Sidney Benstock -Remembered by Edward Benstock Barry Corchnoy -Remembered by Anne & Gary Ullman Patricia Elliot -Remembered by Rachel Elliot Piekarsky Herbert Hirsch -Remembered by Eileen & Cort Ancman Dorothy Hillman -Remembered by Anne & Gary Ullman Hilton Judd -Remembered by Marlene Marcus Shirley Kamanitz -Remembered by Barbara Holland Davida Lewin-Schermer -Remembered by CPT Congregation Harold Sussman -Remembered by Laura Sussman

Memorial plaques are available; to honor the departed, to inspire the living. to be remembered in the hearts of those we leave behind is, in a sense, to live forever. For further information, call the Synagogue office at 702-436-4900

Samuel Weiman -Remembered by Barbara Holland


In Memory of Those We Love

NAMES FOR THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE – 5776 To honor the memory of loved ones who have passed away, please fill out this form and send to: Congregation P’nai Tikvah ATTN: Administrative Offices, 2045 Grouse Street, Las Vegas, NV 89134 by August 17, 2015 It is traditional to make a donation ($18) to the congregation for each of your loved ones. Remembered by ______________________________________________________ Phone no. _________________ I am contributing $ _________ in memory of each of my loved ones, for a total of $_______ for the Book of Remembrance 5776 . Name ________________________________________

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Please remit names and donations to Congregation P’nai Tikvah ATTN: Administrative Office 2045 Grouse Street Las Vegas, Nevada 89134 or email to Call the office at 702.436.4900 for more information.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES Jewish Free Loan Program-The Jewish Free Loan Program (JFL) was established by the Jewish Federation and administered by the Jewish Family Service Agency to assist members of our Jewish community with short-term, no-interest loans of up to $2,500. For more information about the Jewish Free Loan Program please contact Renea Parr at the Jewish Family Service Agency ( or 702-732-0304. United Way Fund for Families-Our Jewish Federation has a close working partnership with United Way and the Marilyn & Tom Spiegel Fund for Families. The fund was established by the Spiegel's to specifically address financial needs for families with children who are struggling to make "ends meets" and who are committed to providing a wholesome family environment for their children in spite of short-term financial insecurity. To learn more about this program please contact Jewish Federation at 702-732-0556.

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Congregation P’Nai Tikvah has 27 households signed up which has earned us $750.00 in the last year. OUR SMITH’S NPO NUMBER IS 61229. TO USE THE SMITH’S COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM: Register online at · Customers must have a registered Smith’s rewards card account to link to your organization. · If you does not yet have a Smith’s rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Smith’s. · Click on 'Create and Account' box · Sign up for a Smith’s Rewards Account entering your email address and creating a password, by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, agreeing to the terms and conditions. · A message will show up for you to check your email inbox and then click on the link within the body of the email. · Click on “My Account” and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. · Click on Edit Smith’s Community Rewards information and input your Smith’s rewards card number. · Update or confirm your information. · Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm. · To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page. · Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Smith’s rewards card number. · Members must swipe their registered Smith’s rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Smith’s rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count..


Nid’vei Lev- Donations from the Heart Rabbi Discretionary Fund In honor of the Wedding of Wendy Kraft and Laura Sussman from Florence Frost In celebration In celebration of our grandson Alex’s high school graduation and acceptance to Cornell University from Sondra and Stanley Rose In honor of In honor of Rabbi Yocheved Mintz from Esther Ljuba Davis In honor of Rabbi Yocheved Mintz from Gerald and Paula Kaye

MiSheBeriach Stanley Rose Nid’vei Lev Rick and Sue Bindhamer Torah Study David Aris Ann Brandt Jennifer Cohen Barbara Holland Carolyn Stewart Annie Wolff Tzedakah Roz Tessler



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CALENDAR AT A GLANCE: 6:30 PM Tot Shabbat, Kabbalat and Ma’ariv at the Kraft Sussman Chapel 10:00 AM Torah Study-Par’shat Ekev at the Home of Rabbi Mintz 7:30 PM Kabbalat and Ma’ariv at the Kraft Sussman Chapel 10:00 AM Torah Study-Par’shat Shoftim at the Home of Rabbi Mintz 11:00 AM Brunch with Brilliants featuring George Cohan 1:30 PM Biblical Hebrew I 6:30 PM Jewish, Alive and American 6:30 PM Biblical Hebrew III 1:00 PM Hi Ho Challah Baking at the home of Rabbi Mintz 1:30 PM Biblical Hebrew I 6:30 PM Jewish, Alive and American 6:30 PM Biblical Hebrew III 6:30 PM Tot Shabbat, Kabbalat and Ma’ariv at the Kraft Sussman Chapel 10:00 AM Torah Study-Par’shat Ki Tavo at the Home of Rabbi Mintz Selichot; Havdallah, Reflections, Wine and Dessert Labor Day-Office Closed 1:30 PM Biblical Hebrew I 6:30 PM Biblical Hebrew III 7:00 PM Rosh HaShanah 5776 Service-Sunset Station 10:00 AM Rosh HaShanah 5776 Service-Sunset Station 1:30 PM Biblical Hebrew I 5:00 PM Tashlich Desert Shores, Lake Jacqueline at the corner of Regatta Drive and Mariner Drive, Las Vegas 6:30 PM Jewish, Alive and American 6:30 PM Biblical Hebrew III 7:30 PM Kabbalat and Ma’ariv at the Kraft Sussman Chapel 10:00 AM Torah Study-Par’shat Vayelech at the Home of Rabbi Mintz 7:00 PM Erev Yom Kippur Service-Kol Nidrei-Sunset Station 10:00 AM Yom Kippur 5776-Sunset Station 11:00 AM Brunch with Brilliants featuring Dr. Debora Barney 1:30 PM Biblical Hebrew I 6:30 PM Jewish, Alive and American 6:30 PM Biblical Hebrew III

Blessing for the Month: Av and Elul May we slow down and reflect upon the inner and outer harmony in our lives and may we reach inward to get in touch with what is pure and constant within us. Amen 29

Congregation P'nai Tikvah's Kol Kiruv - August 2015 - Tammuz / Elul 5775  

Congregation P'nai Tikvah - Rekindling the Jewish Spirit. Congregation P'nai Tikvah is the only Reconstructionist / Renewal synagogue in Nev...

Congregation P'nai Tikvah's Kol Kiruv - August 2015 - Tammuz / Elul 5775  

Congregation P'nai Tikvah - Rekindling the Jewish Spirit. Congregation P'nai Tikvah is the only Reconstructionist / Renewal synagogue in Nev...