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Kol Kiruv May 2018

Iyyar - Sivan

Vol. 27—No. 9



From Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Emerita


A Message From Reb Jamie


A Note From the Cantor


The President’s Message, Sam Lieberman


Bikkur Cholim


Shabbat & Passover


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Calendar at a Glance


Congregation P’nai Tikvah will worship on Shabbat, May 4th and 18th. Tot Shabbat, Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv services will begin at 6:30 PM on May 4th. On May 18th, Shabbat-

Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv services will begin at 7:30PM. Torah Study will be on May 5th and 19th at 9:30 AM at 2685 South Rainbow, Suite 108. If you are interested in sponsoring an oneg to celebrate an event or memorialize a loved one,

Message from Rabbi Emerita Yocheved Mintz Dear Chevreh: We all stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us, and a very sweet gesture by a friend and colleague of mine brought that home to me last month… As Yom HaShoah was approaching, Dan Weiss, the outgoing Head of School of the Solomon Schechter Jewish Day School, was facilitating an all-school project, called “Our 6 Million,” wherein he distributed specially coded Yahrtzeit candles to each of the students in the school. Each can-

dle had the name of an individual who had perished in the Shoah and, in addition to the name, there was a bar-scan that the student could use to research the story of the person whose name was on the candle. A wonderful project, in and of itself! The following evening, on the eve of Yom HaShoah, Dan came to the Schechter Board meeting and began his part of the agenda by recounting his preparation for the school project, how he divided up the candles, distributed them, even brought one home for his family. Then he held one up and spoke about the person for whom that particular candle was dedicated. He said that he felt compelled to set this candle aside and bring it to the meeting, for it was in memory of Rabbi Regina Jonas, a woman who is recognized as being the first officially ordained female rabbi. She was born in 1902, received smicha in 1935, performed rabbinical duties in Theresienstadt between 1942 and 1944, but perished in Auschwitz. Dan held up the candle, reached across the boardroom table, and handed it to me. I was deeply touched and profoundly honored. You see, I knew that Rabbi Jonas was almost forgotten, and might have been overlooked had her papers not have been found posthumously, in the 1990’s, in Theresiendstadt, the concentration camp in the Czech Republic. In July of 2014, a group of more than three dozen Jewish leaders dedicated a memorial plaque to her there.

Among that group were other female rabbinic firsts: Rabbi Sally Priesand, who, in 1972, became the first American woman to be ordained as a Reform woman rabbi, “Rabbi Jaqueline Tabick, who became Britain’s first female rabbi in 1975; Rabbi Alina Treiger, ordained by Abraham Geiger College in 2010 (and the first female rabbi ordained in Germany since Jonas); and from the U.S., Reconstructionist Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (ordained in 1974); Conservative Rabbi Amy Eilberg (1984); and Sara Hurwitz, an Orthodox Rabba who had “rabba” the feminist version of “rabbi” conferred on her in 2010. The women had all read about Jonas, and now, with a larger group of rabbis, distinguished historians and educators, they aimed to delve deeper into her life and, in so doing, help establish her legacy.” 1 2

I had read about this meeting and, in fact had read a book about Rabbi Jonas, a heroine and a revolutionary. While neither I nor any of these women faced the horrific challenges and dire circumstances of Rabbi Jonas’s rabbinate, all of us could relate to facing opposition in community establishment; and all of us shared her ideals of egalitarian faith and a hope for love for all humanity. In 1938 Rabbi Jonas wrote: “G-d has placed abilities and callings in our hearts, without regard to gender,” describing why she became a rabbi. “If you look at things this way, one takes woman and man for what they are, human beings.” Interest in Rabbi Jonas resulted in a large range of publications on her life, including one by a colleague, Renewal Rabbi Elisa Klapheck’s book, Fraulein Rabbiner Jonas: The Story of the First Woman Rabbi, considered the definitive source. But, it’s interesting to note, that none of Jonas’ male colleagues, among them Rabbi Leo Baeck and the psychoanalyst Viktor Frankl, ever mentioned her after the Holocaust. There was considerable controversy around her ordination as a rabbi, notes Klapheck, who cites the magnitude of the trauma suffered by German Jewish survivors as a contributing factor. Also, Jonas was such a trailblazer — carving out a path independent of both the liberal and Orthodox approaches to Judaism — that when she died, no clearly identifiable group remained that had a strong interest in the preservation of her legacy. It would take the arrival of a new generation for Jonas to be rediscovered. Jonas now, rightly, stands as an icon whose rediscovery gave German and European female rabbis the opportunity to find their own voices. While much progress has been made in Europe, and even more in America, there is still prejudice against female rabbis and lack of parity with their male counterparts.

In November of 1942, Jonas and her mother were deported to Theresienstadt, but she continued to teach and counsel even there, amid malnutrition, disease, death and a sense of abandonment by G-d; yet Jonas remained a constant pillar of faith. At the memorial plaque dedication ceremony Rabbi Sandy Sasso read an excerpt from Jonas’ last sermon in Theresienstadt: “To be blessed by G-d means to bless, to do good and be loyal to others wherever one goes, in every situation. Humility before G-d, selfless devoted love to his creatures, preserve the world. It is the task of all Israel to build these foundations for the world.” Rabbi Jonas was right. Rabbi Jonas was righteous. May her memory be for an eternal blessing. Dan Weiss could not have known how meaningful his gesture would be to me. Even now, I feel at a loss for words to express my gratitude; but I did not light the candle on Yom HaShoah; I will, instead, keep it unlit as a constant reminder that we all stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us. May your count up to Shavuot be sweet and meaningful… L’Shalom,

Rabbi Yocheved Mintz 1

(Eric Marx, August 2014)


Message from Reb Jamie Last month, I travelled to rural Pennsylvania to spend time with 30 other rabbinical students from across the denominational spectrum. I wasn’t sure what to expect from a gathering of modern/open orthodox, conservative, reform, renewal, trans- denominational and humanist Jews, all coming together to learn, eat, pray and explore how broad the tent really is under which the Jewish people live… What I found was that we are more similar than we are different. Everyone arrived Thursday afternoon with a spirit of openness and no one was asked to compromise their religious practices as we worked to create a Shabbat community. I was surprised by how quickly we coalesced into a group of friends and left the trappings of difference behind. On Friday afternoon with an hour to ourselves, I decided to pop into town to buy a bottle of wine for Shabbat. One of the most religious male students asked to join me as he had forgotten his jacket. The next thing I knew, I found myself outside of Walmart in Waynesboro, PA (population 10,845) trying to decide if my “WANT TO BE A RABBI, CANTOR OR CHAPLAIN? – ASK ME!” t-shirt should be covered up, and what would they think of a guy with a yarmulke? So, in we went, both as we were… and there we were, shopping for a jacket and swim trunks for him, and merlot for me… What was even more interesting is that in the aisles were Mennonite women with their hair covered so religious pluralism was in the air and our assumptions regarding the broader community proved unfounded. As we came together in prayer, as the sun was setting Friday night, the kabbalat Shabbat service was led by a Reform student playing the guitar, but once it was dark, as more traditional communities do not play instruments on Shabbat, the guitar was put away and, as a community, we continued singing a capella. For Shabbat afternoon, in keeping with traditional practice, men and women sat separately but the bima was egalitarian with a female orthodox rabbinical student reading Torah together with male students making the blessings. And everyone participated in the most beautiful social justice rendition in English of the Shema by a student from the Renewal seminary. As Shabbat ended, we were led in a humanist Havdalah ceremony. Like the multi-braided wicks of the Havdalah candle that came together in one unified flame symbolizing the far-flung and varied Jewish people coming together as one, I am now a part of a warm, vibrant, creative and diverse circle of colleagues from all corners of the American Jewish community. May the seeds that we planted that weekend grow and deepen and blossom into a network of friends and colleagues who work together to sustain a unified Jewish community with respect for the different ways in which we express our Judaism.

Reb Jamie 4

A Note From Cantor Marla Goldberg There is a tradition that when you arrive in Jerusalem for the first time, you get off of your bus (or however you arrived at the city) and walk up to the city. I did this the first time I visited Jerusalem. It was in 1985, right after I graduated high school, as part of a 6 week trip to Israel. The first several days were spent in Jerusalem, including the first Shabbat. During that Shabbat, our group walked through the Old City to the Wall. As we approached, the lights shining upon the Wall made it look as if it were gold to me. Skip ahead many years to my Year In Israel for my cantorial studies. My class spent many Saturday nights observing Havdalah in a park behind the King David Hotel. From there, while looking for the 3 stars that signified the end of Shabbat, we could see the walls of the Old City. As night descended, the lights of the outer walls also seemed to shine with a golden glow. Both of these experiences made it clear to me how Naomi Shemer could write the song, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav.

Naomi Shemer, z”l, is often considered the ‘”first lady of Israel Song and Poetry”. A sabra, Shemer was born at Kibbutz K’vutzat Kinneret, on the shores of the Galilee, in 1930. Her parents, Meir Sappir and Rivka Shostaliski who immigrated from Vilna in the early 1920’s, were founding members of the kibbutz. From an early age music was a large part of Naomi’s life. She lead the singing at the kibbutz and wrote several children’s songs, some of which became a part of an album by Yaffa Yarkoni, “Songs from Kinneret” (1958). When she served in the army, in the Nahal, she was part of the cultural department where she wrote many musical reviews. After her time there she married actor, Gideon Shemer and had one daughter, Halleli. Gideon and Naomi became renowned performing a reworking of Five-Five, a reworking of a review she wrote during her time in the Nahal. Among the troupe, the Green Onion Troupe, that performed these works were members of the Nahal group Naomi worked with in the army, including, Chaim Topal (later well known as the movie “Tevye”).

Throughout her career Naomi wrote many songs, and put music to many poems from the works of Israeli poet Rahel, and even from the poems of Walt Whitman. She translated many songs into Hebrew from other languages, including “Let It Be” by the Beatles. But Yerushalayim Shel Zahav is probably considered her best known composition. It became an unofficial second National Anthem for Israel in 1967 after the Six Day War, when Jerusalem and Israel were ‘reunited’. The song was written for the 1967 Israeli Music Festival. At first, Shemer had difficulty writing the song, but as she remembered various Talmudic legends about the city, her lyrics began to form. Her melody flowed from various Hassidic melodies and Yiddish songs she remembered from her childhood. It is also said that some inspiration came from a Basque melody, "Pello Joxepe" (Joseph The Fool) that Naomi had heard performed in 1962. Yerushalayim Shel Zahav has inspired so many people since it was first performed in that music festival in 1967. When I did first walk into the city with that college tour group my friend Alan (who I spent my childhood in youth choir and sharing youth group song leading duties with) sang Yerushalayim Shel Zahav. It was a very powerful moment for us. Naomi died in 2004 after a long battle with cancer. Upon her death, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said, “Using marvelous lyrics and melodies, she succeeded in connecting us to our roots, to our origins, to the beginnings of Zionism. Today, as we bid farewell to Naomi Shemer, we bow our heads with sorrow and are grateful for the wonderful gift Naomi gave us.” Cantor Marla Goldberg


From the President… Dear friends, We welcome and encourage you to attend our congregational meeting on Sunday morning, June 3rd. New challenges and opportunities are ahead and we need your ideas, insights and commitments. Please plan to join us for a morning of important conversation. More information on location will be provided in the days to come. Thanks for all you do.

Sam Lieberman

BIKKUR CHOLIM Come, be trained in the art of parachaplaincy so we can attend to one another in times of illness. If you are interested in doing this mitzvah work, please contact Rabbi Mintz at 702-869-2700.

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. 6

New: BIKKUR CHOLIM TRAINING PROGRAM Fellow Chevre, The commandment of visiting the sick (Bikkur Cholim) is a very great deed. Concerning this mitzvah, the Mishnah states that this is one of those actions of which one “eats of its fruits” in this world, and retains the “principle” in the next world. According to certain opinions, this is a biblical mitzvah, based upon the verse “And you shall walk in His ways.” According to others (including Maimonides), it is a rabbinical commandment. Yet others maintain that this is a mitzvah which is a law that was handed down to Moses at Sinai (halachah le-Moshe mi-Sinai). Maimonides states that the commandment of visiting the sick is also an aspect of the mitzvah of “You shall love your fellow as yourself.” Rabbi Yeshayahu Horowitz, the holy Shaloh, writes that the commandment of visiting the sick involves three components: with one’s body (b’guf), with one’s soul (b’nefesh) and with one’s money (b’mamon). 1. With one’s body: Not only should you pay a per sonal visit, but you should also do actual things which will uplift the spirit and the comfort of the patient. This can be accomplished in a number of ways; bringing him material to read, bringing her food (especially if the patient is in a hospital where she might avoid eating many of the foods due to kashrut concerns), helping raise or lower the bed, brightening up the room, etc. When a patient is in a hospital, there are more opportunities for doing this aspect, since nurses do not always have enough time to deal with patients. [As mentioned earlier, one must use common sense, and not overstay a visit, or visit at inopportune times.] 2. With one’s soul: by pr aying and saying Psalms for the sick. Don’t forget to wish and bless the sick with a speedy recovery (“refuah sheleimah”) before leaving. Rabbi Moshe Isserles, the Rema, writes that a person who visits the sick and does not pray for him has not fulfilled this commandment. The Talmud states that one who is able to pray for the sick and does not is called a sinner. [Thus, if Psalms are being said in synagogue for a sick person, it is important to participate.] 3. With one’s money: If the sick per son is having financial difficulties cover ing his medical expenses, then one should help him. This also will help bring the sick person a bit of peace of mind. [It would seem to me that included in this component would be giving charity on behalf of the sick person.] We at P’nai Tikvah, would like to form a group of dedicated and committed members who would be interested in being part of a team to fulfill this important mitzvah. To that end we would initially like to have a corps of people who would visit the sick and shut-ins on a rotating basis once a week. Training will be conducted in 13 sessions and will be a requirement in order to participate. Our training system is based on the Refuat HaNefesh Fellows Training Program pioneered by Rabbi Cheryl Weiner, PhD, BCC and Rabbi Frederick L. Klein, MPhil, BCC of Mishkan Miami. There are specific things one needs to know other than just showing up with a smile. If you have interest and would like to partake of this wonderful mitzvah and opportunity to do good in our community, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer or call Rabbi Mintz at the office, 702-4364900. We will contact you once we have enough people interested to schedule the training sessions. Thank you in advance for your participation. Carolyn Wright Lay leader of the Bikkur Cholim Fellows


SHABBAT 4/6/18


PASSOVER A very special thank you to all who helped with our Passover Seder! * David Aris * Harriet Bernstein * Rick Bindhamer * Susan Bindhamer * * Dave Clark * Evelyn Clark * Ken Clark * Shayna Davis * * Cheyenne DeLee * Maple DeLee * Mason DeLee * Mayer DeLee * * MayLee DeLee * Michael DeLee * Dale Gardner * * Cantor Marla Goldberg * Nancy Goldberg * Joey Goodrich * * Sam Lieberman * Laurie Lytel * Rabbi Yocheved Mintz * * Savannah Outlaw * Julita Patasher * Stephanie Paykel * Austin Royer * * Ellen Royer * David Silverman * Faith Silveman * Carolyn Stewart * * Roz Tessler * Ann Ullman * Gary Ullman * Annie Wolff *

PASSOVER RECIPES Annie’s Crock Pot Brisket Brisket; trimmed 5 pounds, rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Spread thin layer of oil inside ceramic insert of crock pot with paper towel. Spread thin coat vegetable oil, generous amounts of coarse ground pepper, kosher salt, garlic powder on brisket. Put under oven broiler until most of top is browned. Stick in crockpot with: one cup dry onion soup mix (kosher section in yellow tub), 10 garlic cloves peeled and halved,, 3 large onions peeled and cut, 1 cup red wine or red kosher grape juice, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (non Pesach calls for apple cider vinegar), 6 bay leaves, 2 TB brown sugar, 1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1/4 cup matzo meal (gluten free matzo meal fine). Optional one small can of tomato paste. Fill crock pot so 3/4 of meat is covered in low sodium beef or chicken broth. Grease lid of crock pot (to make clean up easier). Cover and cook on low in crock pot for 36 hours. Refrigerate for 6 hours, cut across the grain, heat and serve. Half way through cooking, flip meat over so fat is on top. You'll have to check the meat to make sure the crock pot isn't going to be filled with too much liquid. You may need to drain. Just make sure not to remove the garlic or onions when you take liquid away. I also occasionally covered the brisket with dry powdered soup mix for more flavor.

Cantor Marla’s Charoset Peel and core apples (I used 25 apples for each kind for the temple seder since we were having around 100 people. I was thinking 1/2 per person. ) Use food processor shredder. (When I have only a little bit to do I hand chop in wooden bowl). Put in large bowl. Mix with grape juice, cinnamon and raisins (for noalcohol, no nuts) or Maneschewitz wine, cinnamon and nuts. All to taste. That's it. I don't measure I just throw it in. Cantor


MORE PASSOVER RECIPES Dale’s Delicious Salmon

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prep Time: 10 minutes Harissa Ingredients: 5-7 dried red chili peppers 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Rub a little olive oil on both sides of salmon. Spoon some Gold’s Spicy Garlic Duck Sauce (Thai Style Sweet & Sour Sauce) onto the salmon. I bought the sauce at the Kosher Experience at Smith’, it wasn’t in the least bit spicy LOL) Bake about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon.

It is done when a white coating begins to develop on top of the salmon.

Trish Mintz’s “Pesach Wilderness Mix” (pareve) (Note: Those of us who were at the Second Seder, snacked on the Pesach Wilderness Mix that filled our colorful snack cups. In response to popular demand, we’re printing the recipe.)

2 ½ cup Matza Farfel 1 c walnut pieces ¼ c honey ½ tsp cinnamon ½ c Craisins

1 c slivered almonds ¼ c margarine ¼ c brown sugar ½ c raisins

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread the almonds, walnuts, and farfel on cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes (giving it a shake after 8 minutes). Remove and transfer to a bowl. In a sauce pan over medium heat, heat the margarine, honey, brown sugar and cinnamon until the sugar dissolves. Pour this over the nut mixture and stir. Take this mixture and transfer it back to the cookie sheet and bake for 15 more minutes. Remove and put in bowl. Stir in Craisins and raisins. This recipe makes about 5 ½ cups, which fills a onegallon zip-lock ¾ full, serving ten.

3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp ground caraway seeds

Salad Ingredients for 6-8 servings 10 carrots (parboiled or grated) 2 tbsp harissa 4 tbsp preserved lemon 5 cloves garlic (chopped, about 1 lemon) (chopped) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp white vinegar 1/4 bunch cilantro honey to taste Pepper salt

Anne’s Tzimmes 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and chunked 2 pounds medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1 package (12 ounces) pitted dried plums, halved 1 cup orange juice 1 cup water 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 cup butter, cubed In a greased 13x9 baking dish, combine the sweet potatoes, carrots and plums. Combine the orange juice, water, honey, brown sugar and cinnamon; pour over vegetables. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Uncover; dot with butter. Bake 45-60 minutes longer, carefully stirring every 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened. Yield: 12 servings

Easiest mashed potatoes ever! Potato flakes from Whole foods (kosher in cellophane bag) Prepare as directed with boiling water, except use un sweetened unflavored almond milk for what it calls for in regular milk. Mix one cup of Trader Joe's vegan margarine in. Add generously minced garlic, stir, let sit. Kosher salt to taste, coarse ground pepper to taste. I always use more pepper than salt. If no almond milk use two cups of vegan margarine. 10






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Rosh Chodesh Iyyar - April 15, 2018

Ellen & Ron Royer

Carolyn Stewart

Shayna Davis

Marc & Cindy Fox & Rachmel Cherner

De’Anna Ernst

Faith Silverman 13

KIDZ KORNER for May What is Lag Ba’Omer?

Kooky Cookie Necklace

Lag Ba’Omer is a minor holiday observed during the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot. The word omer is an ancient Hebrew measure of grain. According to biblical law, during the Passover period it was forbidden to use a new barley crop until an omer of barley was brought as an offering to the Temple in Jerusalem. From the day the offering was brought, seven weeks had to be counted before using the barley crop. This commandment led to the practice of counting the days of the Omer, beginning on the eve of the second day of Passover and ending on Shavuot. Lag Ba’Omer is the 33rd day of the Omer.

This Shavuot how about trying out a Libyan custom? Create a child’s cookie necklace by baking cookies in the shape of the Ten Commandments, Mt. Sinai and even a ladder. All three symbolize Moses’ climb up the mountain to receive the two most famous tablets in the world. Each cookie should have a hole on top so that a cord can thread them together into an edible necklace. The number of cookies is up to you.

Lion King of Jerusalem

Carrots with Garlic and Yogurt

Jerusalem, has a coat of arms with the Lion of Judah proudly embossed on its municipal emblem. This particular lion has a rich genealogical history. The lion was the original symbol of the Trie of Judah which evolved into the Kingdom of Judah, whose capital was the ancient city of Jerusalem. Fast forward thousands of years, and the Lion of Judah is back, guarding the modern capital of Israel.

Ingredients 4 egg finely whites 2 cups 4 cups almonds, olive 7 Tbsp. extra-virgin oil, of granulated 1 med onion, divided chopped cane sugar blanched 1 lb. carrots, coarsely grated 3 to 4 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup Greek yogurt 2 tsp. paprika Pita or veggies for serving

Shavuot 1773 On the first day of Shavuot in 1773, Rabbi Raphael Hayim Isaac Carigal travelled from Hebron in the Holy Land to preach at the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island. Speaking in the presence of the governor and magistrates, Carigal’s speech eventually became the first Jewish sermon published in the United States.

Preparation In a large skillet, heat 5 Tbsp of the oil and saute the onions, stirring over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the carrots, stirring to mix well, and continue cooking for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Rush the garlic and salt until a paste is formed/ In a bowl, mix together the yogurt and the garlic/salt paste. Place the cooled carrots in a large bowl and add the yogurt garlic mixture. Mix well and place in a serving dish. Combine the remaining 2 Tbsp of olive oil and the paprika and drizzle in a design over the top of the carrot yogurt. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Serves 8. Recipe courtesy of “A Taste of Turkish Cuisine” by Nur Ilkin and Sheilah Kaufman


FOR THE MONTH OF MAY Jerry Bernstein -Remembered by Harriet Bernstein Rochelle Bialac -Remembered by Stella Bialac

Congregation P’nai Tikvah sends condolences to Hedda Abbott on the loss of her son, Jacob Hafter, on April 17, 2018.

Andrew Consiglio -Remembered by Ann Castro

Norma Feldman -Remembered by Barbara & Andrew Holland Barbara Grossman -Remembered by Dale Gardner Ruthe Jacobs -Remembered by Sam, Lesley & Molly Wagmeister Belle Mogilner -Remembered by Maxine Blechman Gertrude Rose -Remembered by Sondra Rose Stanley Rose -Remembered by Sondra Rose Paula Schulman -Remembered by Hedda Abbott Jeanette Sokolovsky -Remembered by Dale Gardner Kent Stork -Remembered by Rick & Susan Bindhamer Glenda Taylor -Remembered by Marla Goldberg Kathy Teller -Remembered by Joyce Nance Eva & Andre Vayda -Remembered by Judith Levine

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 15


Marti Jenkins Don Kauffman Kenneth Clark Lilach Levaton Nancey Eason MayLee DeLee Samantha Holland Debbie Wilreker

May 6 May 10 May 13 May 13 May 19 May 20 May 23 May 26

Harriet Bernstein in memory of Louis Tessler De’Anna Ernst -Tzedakah

Nid’vei Lev Donations from the Heart

Lilach Levaton & Darren Yochai Levaton -Yizkor donation Anita Lewy in honor of Phyllis Zuckerman’s birthday June Newmark Roz Tessler in memory of Louis Tessler Phyllis & Stan Zuckerman


Congregational Meeting June 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Don’t Miss This Very Important Meeting!

Location: Nevada PEP 7211 W Charleston * Come prepared with ideas * Food will be provided! RSVP to Sam @ 702-286-0739 or

If you would like a copy of Kol Kiruv sent to your home, please send $ 72.00, along with your address to: Administrative Office, 1697 Black Fox Canyon Rd, Henderson, NV 89052 Clergy and Staff Rabbi Emerita: Rabbi Yocheved Mintz Rabbinic Intern: Jamie Hyams Cantor: Cantor Marla Goldberg Educators: Rabbi Mintz and Cantor Goldberg Teacher’s Aide: Austin Royer Bookkeeper: Lynn Pisetzner Treasurer: Lynn Pisetzner Editor: Faith Silverman


P’nai Tikvah is a warm and welcoming, progressive, egalitarian, and pluralistic congregation focusing on the spiritual, educational, and social well-being of those who wish to live a fulfilling and meaningful Jewish life.



7:00 PM

“Night to Honor Israel” by Christians United for Israel at Word of Life Christian Church

May 3

6:00 PM

JFSA Tzedakah Event

May 4

6:30 PM

Tot Shabbat

7:30 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv Service

May 5

9:30 AM

Torah Study

May 7

4:15 PM

Jewlicious Learning

7:00 PM

Biblical Hebrew

May 8


Candidate Accountability Action sponsored by Nevadans for the Common Good.

May 18

7:30 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv Service Jewlicious Learning Siyum (Graduation)

May 19

9:30 AM

Torah Study

May 20

10:00 AM

Shavuot Torah Trek

Blessing for Sivan Spring is in full bloom. We look forward and anticipate clarity in our direction. May we be blessed with the ability to share ourselves with others in deepening and more expansive ways. Amen. 18

Congregation P'nai Tikvah's Kol Kiruv - May 2018 – Iyar | Sivan 5778  

Congregation P'nai Tikvah is a joyful warm, welcoming spiritual home for all who are seeking a meaningful Jewish life, blending creativity a...

Congregation P'nai Tikvah's Kol Kiruv - May 2018 – Iyar | Sivan 5778  

Congregation P'nai Tikvah is a joyful warm, welcoming spiritual home for all who are seeking a meaningful Jewish life, blending creativity a...