Kol Kiruv Kislev—Tevet
From Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Emerita
Note from Reb Jamie
Cantor Marla Says...
The President’s Message, Sam Lieberman
Providing Service at CPT
CPT at PRIDE
Pop-Up Hanukkah Adult Education
Bereavement Support Group
Trial of the Century
Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
Celebration, Yahrzeit and Nid’vei Lev
Calendar at a Glance
Vol. 27—No. 3-4
Congregation P’nai Tikvah meets on the 1st and 3rd Shabbat of the Month 2685 South Rainbow Blvd, STE 108 Las Vegas, Nevada 89146 702.436.4900 Congregation P’nai Tikvah will worship on Shabbat, December 15th and on January 5th and 19th. Tot
Shabbat, Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv services will begin at 6:30 PM on January 5th. On December 15th and January 19th, Shabbat-Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv services will begin at 7:30PM. Torah Study will be on December 16, January 6th and January 20th 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, please call 702.436.4900 for sponsorship and catering opportunities. 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
November’s Message from Rabbi Emerita Yocheved Mintz Dear Chevreh: I approach Thanksgiving with renewed understanding of what it is to give thanks. I am thankful for: A community that runs to help one another in times of crisis A community that is there for one another in times of joy A community that shares in potluck dinners and pass-thetzedakah box A community that sits and studies together A community that comes together to pray…and share…and schmooze The operative word is community---and how that has been evident this past month. How grateful am I to be a part of Congregation P’nai Tikvah. The smiles and hugs with which we greet one another; the songs and verses that we share with one another; the thoughtful silences that speak unspoken aspirations…what gifts we give to G-d (and to each other). Below is one of my favorite poems, “Psalm 55,” by my friend, the poet/Mitzvah Maven, Danny Siegel; this month, more than ever, it encapsulates exactly that for which I’m grateful: Happy are we whose synagogue is small because we love each Jew because we have to because we do Happy are our children who sit in sixes and fours learning Torah doing mitzvot because the rabbi knows them well enough to know them Happy are our homemade caterings our On’gai Shabbat our learning around the rabbi’s table Happy the soul who enters this space wherever it may be wherever are we to meditate, sing, or sit in peace Happy are we whose room is a shul and whose temple is home. For these and for so much more, I am deeply, profoundly grateful. Happy Thanksgiving…
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz Rabbi Emerita/Senior Educator
December’s Message from Rabbi Emerita Yocheved Mintz
Dear Chevreh: Dreidles and Latkes and lots of gift-giving Sufganiyot and oil’s well for good living CPT Pot-luck and parties, all right Chanukkiyot lit for eight crazy nights (sing to the tune of “Favorite Things”) Well, the Super Moon was beautiful and lit up the night, but what a tease! We are approaching the shortest day and, therefore, the longest night of the year; and as the darkness increases so do our winter blues. Our Jewish heritage aptly places the Festival of the Lights (Chag HaUrim), also known as Chanukah, just in time to perk us up. Chanukah is usually thought of as a kids’ holiday, and, indeed, we get great pleasure from seeing the kids spin dreidles and open Chanukah gifts, but there’s much more to this minor holiday. “Chanukah” means “dedication.” (We have a Chanukat Bayit, a home dedication, when we affix a mezuzah on the front door of a new residence.) And the holiday of Chanukah, indeed, celebrates the re-dedication of the Temple, following three years of civil war in ancient Judea. The victory of the rag-tag guerilla fighters, the Hahmonean family’s “Maccabees,” is recorded in the Apocrypha (not the A-Team TaNaCh, but the B-Team Apocrypha). The rabbis added the appealing miracle of the oil story to downplay the militaristic angle of the story, but it’s important to fully understand what the civil war was about. It was a war fought on two fronts…against the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), under the leadership of King Antiochus, but it was also against those Jews who condoned and were willing to go along with the case for Hellenizing the culture, for to do so would result in abolishing circumcision and would encourage desecration of the Sabbath, at the very least. (The Maccabees’ victory was short-lived though. Within a generation, the very Hasmonean dynasty that had seemed so pious, was promoting Hellenism.) The truth is, to this very day, we, right here in the U.S. of A., are dealing with a similar internal battle. Our kids (and we) face enticements to assimilate every Shabbat. Between sports’ activities and social invitations, sales campaigns, and civic obligations, we have to work hard at maintaining Shabbat as the day of rest. (Ironic, no?) As informed Jews, each of us has the opportunity (and responsibility) to make informed decisions as to how we live our lives. As we make those decisions, I suggest that we bear in mind the Maccabees, those idealistic Judeans who fought so valiantly for the traditions of our heritage and against the enticements of total assimilation.
May the lights of this Chag HaUrim enlighten us and bring Chanukah joy to every family, as we rededicate ourselves to lives well-lived. Chag haChanukah Sameiach… And Happy New Year
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz Rabbi Emerita and Senior Educator
November’s Message from Reb Jamie Shalom to all, The Jewish holidays are a fond memory and the American holidays celebrating fall and family are just around the corner. For me, central to all holidays, Jewish or not, is food (ok, except for Yom Kippur!) Community is built around the dinner table, old and new friends coming together to share a delicious meal, stimulating conversation and hopefully really good food. I love to cook. It calms me, it centers me, and it connects me to the planet. When I was a freshman in college, my freshman seminar was entitled “The Politics of Food.” We read “A Diet for a Small Planet” and what I learned at age 17 has shaped my relationship to food ever since. For instance, did you know that it takes six portions of grain to pro-
duce one portion of beef? You can feed 6 people with the grain that it takes to produce the portion of beef for one person. In a world plagued by shortages and famine, does it make sense to consume red meat? While I do enjoy beef every now and then, I am primarily a vegetarian with a bit of chicken and fish here and there. Thinking about what I eat, and the impact of my choices is one of my core principles. Every other week I get a CSA (community supported agriculture) delivery of local, organic vegetables. This healthy delivery supports the local farming com-
munity, reduces the carbon footprint needed to transport food from around the world to my table, and the weirdest things show up (have you ever tried Romanesco cauliflower) that force me to cook creatively. The best meal I ever made with my friends was a joint effort we have affectionately dubbed “Iron Chef Pleasanton.” I had way too many vegetables left over from the delivery two weeks before, a new shipment showed up and I was swamped. I texted my friends and told them they could claim the veggies they wanted, use my kitchen and prepare whatever they wanted. My friends descended, and we had the BEST meal ever and I have to cook (or leave the house)! What a great thing! AND they cleaned up afterwards! SCORE! Seriously though, being intentional in our choices of what we eat (knowing how it was produced and cultivated (underpaid field labor, the use of pesticides, the effect on the planet of eating foods out of season that need to be transported halfway across the world) is part of what is known as eco-kashrut*, incorporating environmental concerns into the Jewish dietary laws. To learn more, please see https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/ecokashrut-environmental-standards-for-what-and-how-we-eat/
Several of you asked me for the recipe of the vegetarian paella I prepared for Simchat Torah. Here’s the recipe I use though I add a bit more wine, a few more capers and whatever veggies I happen to have on hand*. http:// www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/vegetable-paella-recipe-1972902 Enjoy and if you want to plan an Iron Chef Vegas, I am game
Reb Jamie I use risotto and canned artichoke hearts.
Decemberâ€™s Message from Reb Jamie At this time of year the days get really short and it is often dark by 4:45. Looking out of my office window, I see the moon is coming out. I leave my building putting one foot in front of the other...walking toward the light emerging from the BART station, beckoning me home to the warmth of friends and family. Hanukkah is just around the corner. Each night of the holiday, in the deepening darkness of the evening, we light a candle to bring light and warmth into our homes and into our lives. Like my trek from the BART station, each night we take a step forward toward the next candle and the growing brightness of the Hanukkiah *. Our steps toward a candelabra filled with all 8 candles (9 counting the shamash) reminds us that life is a series of steps. You put one foot in front of the other and take a step toward your goals; each day you take another, and another... some days the wind blows out the candle and you relight it...some days the candle falls out of its spot and you pick it up. You keep going, step by step, until all the candles are burning together, warming our homes and our lives. May the lights Hanukkah warm your homes and strengthen you on your journey.
Reb Jamie *the menorah for Hanukkah
POTATO LATKES INGREDIENTS 1 pound potatoes 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 - 3/4 cup olive oil
PREPARATION 1. Peel potatoes and coarsely grate by hand, transferring to a large bowl of cold water as grated. Soak potatoes 1 to 2 minutes after last batch is added to water, then drain well in a colander. 2. Spread grated potatoes and onionn a kitchen towel and roll up jelly-roll style. Twist towel tightly to wring out as much liquid as possible. Transfer potato mixture to a bowl and stir in egg and salt. 3. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Working in batches of 4 latkes, spoon 2 tablespoons potato mixture per latke into skillet, spreading into 3-inch rounds with a fork. Reduce heat to moderate and cook until undersides are browned, about 5 minutes. Turn latkes over and cook until undersides are browned, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt. Add more oil to skillet as needed.
A Note From the Cantor Part of what I love about being a Cantor is when I have, what I call, an “Oh Yes!” moment. There are so many things that make being a cantor a joy, Shabbats, holidays, and life cycle events make up so much of my life, and to be a part of all of this is wonderful. The, “Oh Yes!” moments are the little extras (and sometimes not so little) that make me glad I chose this path. For example, a few years ago, I was singing at Beit Knesset Bamidbar (a Sun City congregation) during the Shabbat over Veteran’s Day weekend. I decided to sing the song, “God Bless the USA” for my solo. As I came to the chorus and the line, “…and I’ll gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today…” all the veterans in the room rose up and joined me in song. Soon the whole congregation was on their feet singing with me as well. It was a very powerful moment. That was, for me, an incredible “Oh Yes!” moment. More recently, I also had an “Oh Yes!” moment. This one was a moment when I knew that the melodies and music I sing and teach have a lasting impact. It was during Jewlicious Learners when our students, suddenly and without suggestion or encouragement, broke into singing, “Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah”. Then began to sing other Chanukah songs that I had taught them over the years. I hadn’t really begun reviewing them yet, but they were so excited about singing them, that they began to sing themselves. To see, and hear, their love of the songs that I shared with them definitely gave me that “Oh Yes!” moment. I knew I touched them, and that the music, some of which I had learned when I was younger and in Hebrew school, would be passed l’dor vador from generation to generation. These are the times I know that I am in the right place, at the right time. Sharing my love of Jewish music and liturgy is what makes being a Cantor so important to me. So is sharing moments of joy, and being there for those who just need a little hug or hand hold in times of sorrow. As the secular year comes to an end, I look forward to sharing all my “Oh Yes!” moments with you and all who wish to be a part of our community. L’Shalom, Cantor Marla Goldberg
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From the President… As we look forward to 2018, we have numerous congregational “Chai-lights” to partake in. Our Chanukah celebrations, both as a congregation and in the community, our upcoming roast fundraiser honoring Jolie Brislin, Executive Director of the Las Vegas, Anti-Defamation League and Judge Michael Cherry of the Nevada Supreme Court as well as our spring holidays and programs. What we need is simply your participation and your enthusiasm as we work together with Rabbi Mintz, Cantor Marla and Reb Jamie to build our future together. Information will be available shortly on a congregational meeting but if you have questions, concerns or input on how to make our congregational community stronger and more vital, please feel free to contact me at 702-286-0739. Happy Chanukah and enjoy the sufganyot. Yours, Sam Lieberman
Providing Service to CPT â€“ Join and Participate! Your talents and active participation are both needed and welcomed. Hands on participation is necessary to provide the array of services that our congregation has to offer in a manner that is affordable, effective, and fulfilling. We are looking to provide as many requested services and events as possible. Join us in this important Mitzvah for our congregation and community. Please indicate three choices of participation. Each committee is led by a Board Member who will contact you. Speak to Stephanie Paykel or another CPT Board Member about your choices at services ___ Board of Directors and Nominating. We are responsible for recruiting and supervising election of new Board members and Board members whose terms of office are completed. Recommend appointments for Board members who have resigned before the expiration of their term of office. ___ Ritual, Holiday, and Special Events. What we do: Organize logistics and catering for High Holiday Services; Cater the Pesach Seder; Setup and takedown Friday Shabbat Services, coordinate Oneg; Planning for Sukkot, Chanukah, and Purim, including decorating and catering; and Planning other Special Events. ____ Adult Education. Organize Torah study; Recruit Speakers for the Brunch with Brilliants program; Provide creative ideas to plan and implement Adult Lectures, Classes or Programs to engage and educate. ____ Youth Education. We assist our Jewlicious Learning Educators in a wide variety of areas, including provision of needed materials, planning for classes, and other Youth events.
____ Fundraising. Encourage active participation from all Members to organize, plan, and support our fundraising activities in order to maintain and grow the Congregational Budget. Activities include our Annual Roast fundraiser and planning the Tribute Book; selecting, conceptualizing, planning and implementing additional fundraising activities. ___ Marketing and Membership: We need to maximize the visibility of CPT in the Las Vegas community and grow our membership. We are responsible for sending out press releases, engaging in marketing strategies, along with performing outreach functions, updating our Facebook page and other media. ____ Finance. Responsible for devising the Annual Budget, accounting of income and expenses, including reporting to the Board any significant deviance from budgeted items; approving contracts for consultants and venues; approving budgets for events. ___ Congregational Outreach: Coordinate with the above groups to Contact Members and potential participants to encourage attendance in upcoming classes, events and programs; 8
Congregation P'nai Tikvah and Indigo Valley Church at the Las Vegas Pride Festival By Seth Morrison Just as the Indigo Valley Church and P'nai Tikvah share space we jointly celebrated LGBTQ Pride together with a shared presence at the Festival on Oct 21 and 22 at Sunset Park. In true interfaith fashion our booth was decorated with banners and large photos from both congregations along with two large co-exist flags. The big carnival style wheel attracted attendees with guaranteed prizes like bubbles, Frisbees, LGBTQ stickers or candy and everyone who gave us their name and contact info was entered into a raffle to win one of the co-exist flags. Needless to say we got hundreds of takers who will be getting emails about both congregations upcoming events. Special thanks to Laurie Lytel, Barb and Sami Holland who represented P'nai Tikvah in the booth as well as to Pastor Char Morgan and Julie Liebo as well as the volunteers from Indigo Valley. This very vibrant booth would not have been possible without them.
We had many inquiries about the congregation and were proud to educate our LGBTQ community that there are welcoming congregations there to celebrate Pride with them. It was a pleasure coordinating Pride participation for P'nai Tikvah
ADULT EDUCATION 5778 Congregation P’nai Tikvah HoKey Karaoke Game Night with Chaverim! “Maria von Trope” plays PacMan with Leah Nussbaum and Danica Lockett
Theology Mini-Course and Mussar Courses deemed Successful… The two session mini-course on Jewish Theology whetted the appetites of its participants and brought to a close our adult education for the Fall semester.
Biblical Hebrew Classes will meet, beginning Monday, January 22, at 7p.m. Other Classes We need you to let us know what you’d like to learn! Jewish Alive and American basic Judaism course “Age-ing to Sage-ing” - an intensive and visionary course in growing older, with meaning Each course must have a minimum of 6 participants to be viable. Please call the office to register, offer suggestions, or for more information.
Jewlicious Learning Jewlicious Learning Our Jewlicious Learners have been mighty busy this Fall. After the preparation for the Days of Awe, we enjoyed pizza-in-the-hut during Sukkot and helped with the spirited Simchat Torah service. Our pre-B’nai Mitzvah group began learning trop and is able to decode the first verses from B’reishit (Genesis). They’re also improving their spoken Hebrew through fun weekly dialogues set in Israel. Our middle group is learning about the weekly parashot and is polishing basic Hebrew through games and activities. Our beginners are half-way through the Alephbet and have learned about the family, parts of the body, and seasons. The whole group has planted broccoli in the gan (garden) and is observing how the garinim (seeds) have become nitzanim (sprouts). We look forward to seeing full-blooming broccoli plants in a few weeks. As we approach Thanksgiving and Chanukah, we are also preparing for the season. We’ve discussed hakarat hatov (gratitude) and the Learners decorated “feathers” with things for which they were thankful. They then attached the feathers to the “turkeys” each one fashioned (see photo) and created a centerpiece for their home celebration of Thanksgiving. The children have been working on musical renditions of “Mi Y’malel,” in anticipation for Chanukah, with MayLee now able to play the melody line on the guitar, Mason learning the chords on the ukulele, Meyer learning the piano, David working on the harmonica, and Danica, Sydney, and Mikayla doing percussion on the boomwhackers.
KIDZ KORNER for November
Benjamin Dan Gad Issachar Joseph Judah Levi Naphtali Reuben Simeon Zebulun
KIDZ KORNER for December
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2. If you spin this symbol on the dreidel, you get everything in the pot. 4. A toy often played with at Hanukkah. 7. Another common spelling of the word Hanukkah. 10. If you spin this symbol on the dreidel, you must pay one candy into the pot. 11. A tiny amount of this burned for eight days. 12. Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of _________. 15. If you spin this symbol on the dreidel, you get half the contents of the pot. 16. One is lit each night of Hanukkah. 18. Potato pancakes served during Hanukkah.
1. A large, decorative candlestick. 3. The Jewish family that led a revolt against the Greek army. 5. Number of days Hanukkah is celebrated. 6. A special candle used to light the other Hanukkah candles. 8. Hanukkah takes place during the month of _________ on the Jewish calendar. 9. The king who put statues of Greek gods in the temple. 13. A place of worship in Jerusalem. 14. Gold-wrapped chocolate coin. 17. If you spin this symbol on the dreidel, you get noth-
Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project From the first settlements through today, Jewish families and individuals have been central to building Las Vegas. Entrepreneurs, risk-takers, pioneers, professionals, community leadersâ€”the lives of Southern Nevada's Jewish people reveal multiple facets of our region's dynamic history. The UNLV University Libraries' Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project will ensure these diverse stories survive and enrich future generations. The UNLV University Libraries is continually seeking relevant stories and collections about the Jewish experience in Southern Nevada. SHARE YOUR LIFE STORY: Volunteer yourself or nominate a person to be interviewed for an oral history. An oral history allows future generations to hear and read your story in your own words. Contact the Project Coordinator, Barbara Tabach at (702) 895-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DONATE YOUR PERSONAL, FAMILY, OR ORGANIZATIONAL ARCHIVES: Donate your historical records to ensure your work and experiences are preserved and available for future generations to remember, study, and appreciate. Your significant historical materials will be preserved in a secure facility and will be made available for the general public to use in Special Collections at the UNLV Libraries. Expert staff will organize, preserve, and describe your materials. Highlights from your donation will be digitized for addition to this web portal. Contact us to learn more about the kinds of materials we are interested in, or read about our collecting and scanning guidelines. HOST A PRESENTATION OR SCANNING DAY: We are eager to share more about the project and are available to give presentations to groups.We can also facilitate a personal archiving day where community members come to a designated location to learn more about this project and scan selected personal materials. Participants receive digital copies and may contribute their memories to the project. Contact the Project Coordinator, Barbara Tabach at (702) 895-2222 or email@example.com. MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION: You can help the UNLV University Libraries in its efforts to preserve the rich and diverse heritage of Southern Nevada's Jewish community by contributing financially to the project. Please contact Laurel Lamb at (702) 895-2165 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also give online by designating the Jewish Heritage Project when you make your gift. Thank you for your support of this project.
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS Dale Gardner Stephanie Paykel Ellen Royer Zandra Bender Ann Brandt Barbara Holland
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DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS Carolyn Stewart Scott Linker Wendy Spratler Austin Royer Linda Kauffman Ron Royer Maxine Mintz Blechman Sondra Rose Gloria Granat Nancy Goldberg Sam Wagmeister
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NOVEMBER & DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES Stephanie & Gary Paykel Rachel & Ronald Piekarsky
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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 18
For the Month of October
FOR THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
Arthur Ackerman -Remembered by Jackie Ackerman and Family
Kate Bender -Remembered by Elliot Bender Dorothy Bernstein -Remembered by Harriet Bernstein Joseph DeLee -Remembered by Michael DeLee
George Effros -Remembered by Susan & Rick Bindhamer Minnie Etkind -Remembered by Ann Brandt Nathan Etkind -Remembered by Ann Brandt Bessie Freedman -Remembered by Barbara Holland Stuart Goldwater -Remembered by Zelda Goldwater Eleanor & Glen Jenkins -Remembered by JD Jenkins Samuel Kart -Remembered by Patsy Kart Rhonda Kolarick -Remembered by Dale Gardner Margaret Lebenheim -Remembered by Kristen Jaeger Bernice Ruby Rosin Mintz -Remembered by Maxine Blechman James Nussbaum -Remembered by Michael Nussbaum Betty Paykel -Remembered by Gary Paykel Joseph Porath -Remembered by Rabbi Yocheved Mintz Max & Rose Rubel -Remembered by Edie Edwards
David Rauch -Remembered by Gloria Granat Bertha Schacter -Remembered by Hedda Abbott Sarah Sheinberg Porath Stromberg -Remembered by Rabbi Yocheved Mintz Fran Silverman -Remembered by David Silverman
Julio Entrique Soliver -Remembered by Julita Patascher Jean Tzorfas -Remembered by Evelyn Clark Evelyn Ullman -Remembered by Gary Ullman Maurice Wagmeister -Remembered by Sam Wagmeister Esther Weiman -Remembered by Barbara Holland Eric Wulff -Remembered by Jennifer Cohen
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. 19
Nid’vei Lev- Donations from the Heart Cindy & Marc Fox Nid'vei Lev
Nancey Eason in honor of Annie Wolff
Walter Carnwright II Nid'vei Lev
Ann Brandt In honor of Cantor Marla's birthday
Anita Lewy Nid’vei Lev
Hedda Abbott In honor of Cantor Marla's birthday
Evelyn & Ken Clark In honor of Cantor Marla's birthday
Phyllis & Stan Zuckerman In memory of Dr. Leonard Rome
Deb & Wil Wilreker In honor of Cantor Marla's birthday Iris & Joel Katz In honor of Cantor Marla's birthday Gayla & John Wennstrom In honor of Cantor Marla's birthday
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. Clergy and Staff Rabbi Emerita: Rabbi Yocheved Mintz Rabbinic Intern: Jamie Hyams Cantor: Cantor Marla Goldberg Educators: Rabbi Yocheved Mintz and Cantor Marla Goldberg Teacher’s Aide: Austin Royer Bookkeeper: Lynn Pisetzner Treasurer: Lynn Pisetzner
702.436.4900 www.pnaitikvahlv.org email@example.com
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CALENDAR AT A GLANCE: 3:00 PM Pop-Up Chanukah 4:15 PM Jewlicious Learning 4:00 PM Community Channukkiyah Lighting 6:00 PM Chanukah Pot Luck Dinner 7:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv Service Center 9:30 AM Torah Study 2:00 PM Chanukah ~ Rosh Chodesh Bowl-A-Thon– at Red Rock Lanes 5:00 PM JFSA Chanukkiyah Lighting 4:15 PM Jewlicious Learning 6:30 PM Tot Shabbat; 7:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv Service 9:30 AM Torah Study 7:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv Service 9:30 AM Torah Study 3:00 PM Rosh Chodesh Jewish Film Festival & Dessert Outing – $$, movie and dessert 7:00 PM Biblical Hebrew Class 7:00 PM Biblical Hebrew Class 7:00 PM Tu B’Shevat Potluck Seder – location TBA 6:30 PM Tot Shabbat; 7:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv Service 9:30 AM Torah Study 7:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv Service 9:30 AM Torah Study 1:00 PM Trial of the Century -Judge Michael Cherry and Jolie BrislinTam Alumni Center, UNLV Hadassah Gala honoring Rabbi Mintz & Cantor Goldberg 6:00 PM – “Come As You Aren’t” Purim Family Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv Service at Indigo Valley Community Center – free
Blessing for Kislev As we are grateful for the many blessings we are granted, let us remember, most of all, that we have been granted each new day in which to work towards. Blessing for Tevet They say “it’s always dark before the dawn;” therefore, as we emerge from our dark days, let us remember that with the dawn comes awakening. May we be blessed with insight and understanding with our great awakenings. Amen. 21
Published on Dec 12, 2017
Published on Dec 12, 2017
Congregation P'nai Tikvah is a joyful warm, welcoming spiritual home for all who are seeking a meaningful Jewish life, blending creativity a...