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Cantor’s Notes A Note From the Cantor The “Lusty Month of May”, so many things seem to be happening this month. On our Jewish side we have Yom HaShoah, (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom Ha-Zicharon (Israel Remembrance Day), Yom Ha-atz-ma-ut (Israeli Independence Day), and Lag Ba-omer (the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer). Each day has a lot of music that can be associated with it. At Yom HaShoah there are many mournful tunes we use when we remember the Holocaust. Many of them are in Yiddish. Some of the songs we sing for this are songs of mourning, others are songs of hope wishing for the time of the Messiah’s coming. In the song Dem Tog Tsu Gedenken we say kaddish for the six million. There are songs that come from the poems written by the children of the concentration camps such as I Never Saw Another Butterfly. And there are songs of hope, some coming from the poems of Hanah Szenesh and the ultimate song of hope, Hatikvah, a song sung in the camps, that eventually became the National Anthem of Israel. This leads us to Remembrance Day, when we remember the soldiers who helped to bring about the State of Israel, and who are still working to protect it. This is immediately followed by Independence Day when there is much singing and dancing. We sing and dance to songs from the days of the Pioneers who built our modern state. There are songs like Mayim (Water) and other Horas which are sung and danced with great joy. On Lag Ba-omer we have huge bonfires, where there are more songs to be sung. One of my favorites is Finjan a song about coffee that is sung around the fires. Of course, we also celebrate our mothers this month. (Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers.) On a personal note, this month is the 10th anniversary of my being ordained as a Cantor. I cannot believe it has been 10 years. One last note, now that Passover is….well, over. I am now beginning to think about our next High Holy Days. Soon our choir will begin rehearsing once more. So, if you love to sing, and want to help us make our HHD services meaningful, please contact me about joining our great choir. Everyone is welcome. L’Shalom, Cantor Marla Goldberg

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P’nai Tikvah telling the story of Passover

Not Ready For Prime Time Players Kat Porath, Leah Nussbaum and Dale Gardner read this years maggid “May the Farce be with You” by Steve Mintz

Community members Mr. and Mrs. Rubin, as well as Laurie Lytel and Jo Goodwin patiently wait the delicious meal pre-pared by our loving community Top Chefs. A tip of the Kippah to Annie Wolff and her team for preparing a delicious Passover Dinner!

More Not Ready for Prime Time Players: Danica Lockett, Steve Mintz, Bruce Gale, Murray Porath, Adam Granat, Joey Goodrich, Sabrina Linker and Susan Bindhamer. Bravo! Bravo! 6


Jonathan Abrams, Congregation P’nai Tikvah Bar Mitzvah Jonathan Abrams, son of David and Susana Abrams, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Shabbat Acharei Mot, May 6/7 2016.

Chanting from the Torah and haftarah, Jonathan will also deliver a d’var Torah, delving into the concept of the ‘scape goat, both ancient and modern, and how we deal with our misdeeds in contemporary life. His haftarah portion holds a special meaning for him, as he realized that in becoming a Bar Mitzvah, his bond with his father, David, has grown stronger; and his haftarah, coincidentally, speaks of the special bond between the ancient Jonathan and David. Rabbi Yocheved Mintz notes that Jonathan worked diligently and accomplished a great deal, and she looks forward to seeing him continue his Jewish studies, assume a leadership role in the CPT Teen Torah Tribe, and go from strength to strength. Cantor Marla Goldberg comments that it is always a joy to see Jonathan, his younger sister, Sofia, and the family participating in the services of P’nai Tikvah on a regular basis. Jonathan is a member of the CPT Jewlicious Learners’ program and is also a student in the 7 th grade of Canarelli Middle School. He plays viola in the school orchestra and is an avid basketball player. His future aspirations include being involved in the medical field.

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Mazel Tov to Jonathan Abrams who will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on May 7, 2016

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Samantha Holland, Congregation P’nai Tikvah Bat Mitzvah Samantha Holland, daughter of Michelle Holland, Granddaughter of Andy and Barbara Holland will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Shabbat Emor, May 20/21 2016 We proudly announce that Samantha Holland will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Shabbat Emor, May 20/21, 2016, at the Red Rock Hotel. Rabbi Yocheved Mintz and Cantor Marla Goldberg note that Sami’s participation in the CPT Jewlicious Learning program, over the years, have reaped rich rewards. Her presence at services and memorable acting in Purimspiels has made her well-known in the congregation. Sami is a student at Grant Sawyer Middle School and is also a student of the Summerlin Dance Academy. She is a nationally recognized, prize winning dancer, having won awards for her artistry in jazz, tap, and lyrical dance. She will include an original dance interpretation of Debbie Friedman’s “Shalom Aleichem” as part of the Kabbalat Shabbat service, Friday evening, May 20th. Barbara and Andy Holland, with whom Sami lives and is being raised, are eagerly anticipating this very special time in Sami’s life. Barbara, our tireless and fearless Board President, is a well -known realtor, columnist, and HOA authority. Samantha is the daughter of Michelle Holland.

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Mazel Tov to Samantha Holland who will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on May 21, 2016

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It has been four years since Nevadans for the Common Good was launched at their first convention on the campus of UNLV in May 2012. In that brief time, we have accomplished so much together. Nevadans for the Common Good has passed laws to address human trafficking, greater funding for public education, passage of the CARE Act for family caregivers, and increased the number of waivers available to help seniors and the disabled stay in their homes. These are only a few of the many areas of public life in which we have been involved! We continue to be deeply involved in addressing Nevada’s teacher shortage and elder care issues.

http://www.nevadansforthecommongood.org/

The next convention is on May 9, 2016 at 6 pm at Cashman Center to launch the next phase of our activity focusing on the vulnerable elderly, improving education for our children and other important issues.

We need volunteers from Congregation P'nai Tikvah to attend this convention! If you'd like to help Congregation P'nai Tikvah's involvement in this worthy organization, please contact Meera Kamegai or Annie Wolff. CPT pledges a small membership fee to NCG and we always need volunteers. You can contact Meera Kamegai at meerakamegai@cox.net or Annie Wolff at annieewolff@yahoo.com .

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MOVIE & DATE CHANGE: NOW “IDA” ON JUNE 2

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CPT LAG BAOMER 5776—Be There! Not your Bonfire of the Vanities-But a Lag BaOmer Bonfire & more Congregation P’nai Tikvah has thrown to date! The Lag B’Omer celebration hosted at part Tonopah & Tidewater Ranch, the home of the DeLee family, promises to be the bonfire of the season! Come on out to Amargosa Valley, indulge your inner archer in the archery competition, expresses your inner butterfly by having your face-painted. If you are musical, bring your guitar, reed flute or drum and come sing and dance with us. Enjoy an old fashioned hayride! Food! Fun! And a great evening! We will be carpooling, leaving Las Vegas at 4:00 PM. We will road trip up to the Tonopah & Tidewater Ranch where Maple, Meyer, Mason, MayLee DeLee reside and luxuriate in the beauty of the world around us. Traditionally, 1 3-year old’s first haircut (Upsherin) is the day for a haircut, so if you can cut hair, bring your scissors and maybe you can find someone in need of your services. Don't just sit back and look at the pictures. Come be in the pictures. Rabbi Mintz’s and the DeLee’s highly recommends the experience and the DeLee’s are looking forward to hosting a fun experience for all. Michael will set up the archery, Nancey will be face-painting; and who knows maybe Rabbi Mintz can tell some Rebbe stories of mystical delight. Call the office and sign up today! 702.436.4900

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HISTORY AND PRACTICES OF LAG BA’OMER The “Counting of the Omer,” which is a mourning period of sorts between Passover and Shavuot, originated as an agricultural tradition but became associated with tragic memories in Jewish history. Jews suspend the mourning period for one day during the Omer. This day, the thirty-third day of the Omer, is the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer. In 2016, observance of Lag B’Omer will begin at sundown on May 25. In the course of the long centuries of exile, the days between Passover and Shavuot have on many occasions been periods of distress and misfortune for the Jewish people. For example, in the Middle Ages, the Crusader massacre of the Jews of Jerusalem took place at this time. In Roman times, according to tradition, a great plague raged among the students of Rabbi Akiba during this period, coming to an end on the eighteenth of Iyar, which is Lag B’Omer. Another tradition concerns Shimon Bar Yochai, a distinguished disciple of Rabbi Akiba. Sentenced to death by the Romans for his participation in a revolt against them, he hid in a cave and did not come out until Lag B’Omer, when he learned that the enemy had been defeated. Because of the connection to Rabbi Akiba and his students, Lag B’Omer is known as the Scholar’s Festival, and Jewish children throughout the world hold special celebrations to mark the occasion. Many synagogues hold picnics and outings on Lag B’Omer, with food, music, dance, sporting events (often in the form of the competitive Maccabiah), and other festivals. It is often the last social get-together before the summer vacation. Jewish weddings are often held on Lag B’Omer as well. Some synagogues hold a bonfire and cookout on Lag B’Omer which often includes Israeli singing and dancing. In Israel, Lag B’Omer is a day for bonfire celebrations. The most famous is held at the village of Meron, near the northern city of Safed. Shimon Bar Yochai is said to be buried there, and huge crowds gather at his tomb for this very happy celebration. It is said that while Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai was hiding in his cave he wrote a famous holy book of mysticism called the Zohar. On Lag B’Omer, many of the Hasidim study portions of the Zohar during the special celebrations at Meron. Finally, some synagogue schools have turned Lag B’Omer into a day for honoring their religious school teachers. Special assemblies and parties are held, and awards are often given to the teachers. The custom of children playing with a bow and arrow on Lag B’Omer is traced to the legend that rainbows did not appear during the lifetime of Shimon Bar Yochai because of his saintliness. A rainbow (“Keshet” in Hebrew) is a sign that the world would not be destroyed. Since Bar Yochai was so good, there was no need for the affirmation of the rainbow. The word for “bow” in Hebrew is the same as the word for “rainbow,” therefore children play with bows and arrows to remember Bar Yochai. Other people associate the custom with the traditions that the students of Rabbi Akiba deceived the Romans by carrying bows and arrows to pretend that they were hunting, when in fact they were studying Torah, which the Romans had forbidden. Since the days preceding Lag B’Omer were traditionally considered days of mourning, and therefore haircutting and shaving were not permitted, Lag B’Omer became a time for youngsters to get their first haircut. Often their parents plied them with wine and sweets to celebrate this happy occasion. Since Lag B’Omer is a break from the mourning, people also choose to have weddings then, which are prohibited during the period from Pesach to Shavuot. Some families use Lag B’Omer as the occasion for a family outing or picnic. Source: Sacred Celebrations: A Jewish Holiday Handbook By Ronald H. Isaacs and Kerry M. Olitzky. Ktav Publishing House: Hoboken, New Jersey, 1994.

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Thoughts on Lag BaOmer from Ritualwell.org Lag B'Omer: Hod Sh'B'Hod Shared by Rabbi Patti Haskell Soaring skyward The potential of release settles in As I meld into my seat. Gazing down upon clouds, Sepia toned mountains, Sandy flats, and wandering rivulets, I ponder this day. Lag B'Omer: day when In the midst of a journey The difficulties stopped If only for a while. Day to relinquish all mourning And rejoice with bonfire And celebration. Day of hod sh'b'hod: Presence within presence, Beauty within beauty, Gratitude within gratitude. Day of mingling, and exploring Presence with beauty, beauty with gratitude Gratitude with presence with‌ Life. Trees. Tree of life. When the mourning subsides How do we enter life again? When our own seemingly tragic experience Begins its descent into history How do we release our grip And let it float away into the past? I write. When I finish this poem I will take paper fresh with new words, Paper that absorbed the tears of my aches, And crumple it with all my strength To adamantly lob into the bonfire Begging the flames to release The fears I've hidden, the pain I've held. Then my gaze will rise with the flames And in the spiraling smoke I'll glimpse my future: My gratitude shall be grounded, Grounded in the beauty above, Planted in the beauty all around. And beauty will abound In the Presence of All That Is.

First Haircut It is traditional to let a child's hair grow until his or her third birthday. According to some this is based on the prohibition against picking the fruit of a tree until it is three years old. For other chasidim, the cutting of a boy's hair on his third birthday is really a creating of peot, or sidelocks (the hair is cut away to reveal the peot.). Similarly, the third birthday is significant from the point of view of tradition -- a boy is obliged to the mitzvot of peot and tzittzit (ritual fringes) and is seen as having arrived at the age of reason. His wildness (represented by his uncut hair) must now be channeled and tamed. According to the Encyclopedia Judaica "hair is regarded as life index which possesses an independent soul and is the seat of the vital spirit (cf. The Samson story). The belief in the magic power of hair as the seat of man's 'life force' may have given rise to the taboos on cutting hair during the first year (or three years) of an infant's life." Many chasidim bring their three-year-old sons to Mt. Meron on Lag B'Omer (the 33rd day of the Omer) for their first haircuts. There, outside the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the locks are clipped and blessings recited. This has become an important pilgrimage for hasidim and the chalaka (haircutting), a communal celebration and significant rite of passage. This custom has enjoyed something of a surprising renaissance among more modern Jews as well, who celebrate thechalaka for both their sons and daughters. In his book, Jewish Family and Life, Yosef Abramowitz describes his eldest daughter's first haircut on Lag B'Omer following her third birthday: So when Aliza turned three, she had her first haircut. And it is one she will never forget. She was surrounded by about 20 people who love her; everyone gave her a blessing and then cut off a section of her long hair. By the time the last person was finished, most of us were crying and all of us were singing as Aliza danced around the room, shaking around her new hairstyle.

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Reconstructionist News You Can Use Haggadat Ha'atzmaut

Welcome to a new celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut//Israel Independence Day. We’ve adapted a ritual everyone knows: the seder. As at the Passover seder, we offer a Yom Ha’atzmaut haggadah to tell our story and ask our questions. With friends and family, follow the seder to study, to eat, to sing, and to discuss. Explore the hopes and dreams of our ancestors, captured in Israel’s Declaration of Independence. Reflect on Israel’s story since its establishment, and share our aspirations for the future. Just as the hopes and dreams of our foremothers and forefathers have paved our way, so too may our hopes and dreams pave the way for a peaceful next generation.

http://jewishrecon.org/resource/yh-seder

Families with High School Graduates: The Tivnu Gap Year is nine months of post-college hands-on Jewish social justice engagement in Portland, OR. Participants live together, create community, discover the Pacific Northwest, and explore connections between Jewish life and social justice with their heads, hands, and hearts. A few spaces are still available: sign up at www.Tivnu.org.

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THE TIVNU GAP YEAR PROGRAM Do you want to:  Learn hands-on skills that last a lifetime?  Make a concrete contribution to a more just society?  Create your own communal household with other young adults?  Explore what Jewish and other global perspectives offer in confronting our most pressing social issues?  Develop your leadership and advocacy skills? Have adventures in Portland and travel in the beautiful Pacific Northwest? Tivnu is a nine month Jewish gap year program in Portland, Oregon. Participants live together, create community, discover the Pacific Northwest, and explore connections between Jewish life and social justice with their heads, hands, and hearts. At Tivnu: Building Justice, we are driven by a sense of commitment to the Jewish concept of tzedakah. Often mistranslated as charity, the term derives from the Hebrew word for justice and fairness. Our goal is not to “give” our time and energy to those who are “less fortunate,” but to work together with others for a better world for us all. We act from the conviction that housing, food security, environmental justice, education, and the overall health of neighborhoods and communities are human rights. To learn more about Tivnu’s philosophy, read Our Story. WHAT WILL I DO?

What are your passions? Our experienced staff will work with you to customize a program of internships that reflects your varied interests. Work directly with local social justice organizations to plant a community garden at a neighborhood school with Outgrowing Hunger, edit a grassroots newspaper with Street Roots, build affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity, tutor at-risk youth at Portland Youth Builders, prepare and serve nutritious meals alongside people experiencing homelessness at Sisters of the Road’s café, and more. And come together at the end of the week to share stories around the Tivnu Shabbat dinner table. Your experiences on Tivnu will change the way you see the world, and the way you see yourself. Tivnu: tools to build a better world. Grow: Challenge yourself while completing tangible projects that make a difference in people’s lives, and your own. Build skills and develop commitments that last a lifetime. Learn: Study the issues of poverty, equity, and communal responsibility from Jewish and global perspectives. Lead: Plan Tivnu educational and recreational activities. Create a compassionate community at work and at home. Explore: Live with other young adults in beautiful and vibrant Portland, sharing communal meals and approaches to Judaism, exploring nature, and building lifelong friendships. 18


KIDZ KORNER for May

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Crossword Puzzle – Lag B’Omer By: Yoni Glatt http://www.jewishpress.com/kidz/gamez/crossword/crossword-puzzle-lag-bomer-2/2011/05/05/ Published: May 5th, 2011 Latest update: May 10th, 2013 Answers can be located on page 23

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Congregation P’nai Tikvah Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group If you are interested in hosting, please contact the office 702.436.4900 May 15, 2016

Iyyar

Home of Wendy Sprattler

Chai Mitzvah participants make a commitment to "Grow their Judaism" in three aspects: Ritual, Social Action and Learning. Chai Mitzvah meets monthly to facilitate continuing Adult Education experience that lets the students explore what they are interested in learning as a group and individually. This years remaining topics will be: May 1, 2016-Do Jews Believe in the Afterlife facilitated by Jennifer Cohen

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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 , 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.

May 6

Sponsored and Catered by Susana & David Abrams in honor of Jonathan’s Bar Mitzvah

May 20

Sponsored and Catered by Barbara and Andy Holland in honor of Sami's Bat Mitzvah

June 3

Sponsored and Catered by Susana and David Abrams in honor of Jonathan’s Birthday

June 17

Sponsored by Marian Baum in memory of father, Isidor Baum and Catered by Stephanie Paykel

Crossword Puzzle Solution – Lag B’Omer By: Yoni Glatt http://www.jewishpress.com/ kidz/gamez/crossword/crossword-puzzlesolution-lag-bomer-2/2011/05/12/

Published: May 12th, 2011 Latest update: May 10th, 2013

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May Birthdays

Marti Jenkins Don Kauffman Ken Clark Nancey Eason MayLee DeLee Samantha Holland

6-May 10-May 13-May 19-May 20-May 23-May

Arleah & Elani Rush-Giannopoulos Eileen & Cort Ancman Jewlicious Learners Classes continue in 2016, Monday afternoons at the Rabbi’s home, from 4:15 to 6:00, October to June. Registration is open. CALL TODAY!

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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 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. 24


For the Month of May Jerry Bernstein -Remembered by Harriet Bernstein Rochelle Bialac -Remembered by Stella Bialac Norma Feldman -Remembered by Barbara Holland Ruthe Jacobs -Remembered by Lesley Wagmeister Ben Marber -Remembered by Sam Marber Aram and Stewart Miller -Remembered by Hariet Miller Paula Schulman -Remembered by Hedda Abbott Jeanette Sokolovsky -Remembered by Dale Gardner

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

Kathy Teller -Remembered by Joyce Nance

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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 (rparr@jfsalv.org) 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. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Jewish Family Service Agency (JFSA) is looking to fill several volunteer positions within the food pantry. The following Openings are available: Client Intake, Food Packing and Distribution – M, W, F from 8:30-12:30 (weekly shifts of 3 or 4 hours) Pantry Maintenance – M, W, Th, F between 1:00-5:00 (weekly shifts from 1 hour and up) Food Pantry Coordinator – 15 hour per week commitment (schedule can be flexible) Middle School and High School students are welcome to join our team! Please contact Katie Brase at 702-732-0304 or at katieb@jfsalv.org for further information.

Find us on the second floor of Center for Social Justice in Houssels House, across from the Architecture Library. Matthew Kramer-Morning | Director, The Hillel Jewish Student Center at UNLV Sigesmund Center | 2317 Renaissance Drive | Las Vegas, NV 89119 Email: Matthew@jewishlasvegas.com

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COMMUNITY REWARDS

$55.00

OUR SMITH’S NPO NUMBER IS 61229.

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Nid’vei Lev- Donations from the Heart Rabbi Discretionary Fund David Aris Stanley and Sondra Rose In memory of In memory of my husband, Lee Burger Shilepsky, from Ann Brandt In memory of David Bernstein from Harriet Bernstein In memory of Adeline Solivan from Julita Patascher In memory of Gertrude Rose from Stanley and Sondra Rose Kol Nidrei Ken and Evelyn Clark Torah Study David Aris Annie Wolff Tzedakah Rick and Susan Bindhamer Dale Gardner Rabbi Yocheved Mintz Roz Tessler

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CALENDAR AT A GLANCE: May 1 May 2 May 2 May 3 May 4 May 6 May 7 May 9 May 9 May 12 May 15 May 16 May 16 May 17 May 18 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 23 May 24 May 25 May 31 June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4

3:30 PM Chai Mitzvah facilitated by Jennifer Cohen 4:15 PM Jewlicious Learning 6:30 PM Biblical Hebrew III 7:00 PM Jewish, Alive and American 7:00 PM Biblical Hebrew I 6:30 PM Tot Shabbat, Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv & Bar Mitzvah of Jonathan Abrams at the Kraft Sussman Chapel 10:00 AM Torah Study-Par’shat Achrei Mot at the Home of Iris Katz 4:15 PM Jewlicious Learning 6:00 PM Nevadans for the Common Good Convention, Cashman Center 7:00 PM CPT Board Meeting 7:00 PM Rosh Chodesh Iyyar at the home of Wendy Sprattler 4:15 PM Jewlicious Learning 7:00 PM Biblical Hebrew III 7:00 PM Jewish, Alive and American 7:00 PM Hebrew I 7:30 PM Bat Mitzvah of Sam Holland at Red Rock Hotel 10:00 AM Bat Mitzvah of Sami Holland at Red Rock Hotel 11:30 AM Brunch with Brilliants featuring Heidi Swank 4:15 PM Jewlicious Learning 6:30 PM Biblical Hebrew III 7:00 PM Jewish, Alive and American 7:00 PM Biblical Hebrew I 7:00 PM Jewish, Alive and American 7:00 PM Biblical Hebrew I 6:15 PM CPT Book Club at the home of Jane Kusel 6:30 PM Tot Shabbat, Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv & Jewlicious Learner ‘s Siyum at the Kraft Sussman Chapel 10:00 AM Torah Study-Par’shat Bechukotai at the Home of Rabbi Mintz

Blessing for the Month of Iyyar Iyyar is the month of healing, a time of letting go of what does not support our well-being—what is toxic or false---and a time to be open to that which supports our well-being and growth. May we be blessed with the ability to discern what is real and what is true and be open to accepting it. Amen. 32

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