Congregation P'nai Tikvah
9700 Hillpointe Rd. | Shabbat Services Via Zoom are 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month @7:30pm

“Whatever the faiths you have known or the flags of your heritage, you are welcome here. Whatever the circumstances of your life and whomever you love, you are welcome here.

Whether you ran in here today on little feet, or ambled, or strolled, or rolled in, you are welcome here.

Whether you lean to the right or to the left, or like it somewhere in the middle; whether you are a believer or a questioner, or a questioning believer, you are welcome to this makom shalom, this place of peace, joy, and hope, Congregation P’nai Tikvah…”

(Based on a greeting used by Rev. Kevin Tarsa, shared by Rabbi Chava Bahle, and further refined by Rabbi Yocheved Mintz)

"Shabbat Sunset" Shabbat Services are the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month



Friday May 7th, Iyar 25th, 5781

Intergenerational Young Family Shabbat*

 with Cantor Marla Goldberg and Reb Jamie. 

Join us with your children to welcome in Shabbat with songs and stories. Great for Parents and Grandparents with kids under 6, 6:30 pm. R.S.V.P via email SUBJECT LINE: “TOT SHABBAT” at or call us at 702-436-4900 and instructions will be sent to you.

*Intergernerational Young Family Shabbat Services are held the 1st Friday of the Month

Kabbalat Shabbat Maariv Services 1st and 3rd Fridays 7:30 pm

Friday May 21st, Sivan 10th, 5781

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

SpecialMusical Shabbat

7:30 pm**

Join us as we welcome in Shabbat with songs and community, led by Reb Jamie, Cantor Marla Goldberg,  and Maestro Tim Cooper.

To R.S.V.P. Kabbalat Shabbat via email, SUBJECT LINE: “KABBALAT SHABBAT” at or call us at 702-436-4900 and instructions will be sent to you.
**Musical Shabbats are held on the 3rd Friday of the month


Shabbat Candle Lighting with Reb Jamie 6:30 pm

It is also traditional to give Tzedakah (donate funds) for Shabbat if you are able

Intergenerational Young Family Shabbat 1st and 3rd Fridays at 6:30 pm


Welcome in Shabbat with songs and prayer as a community led by Reb Jamie, Cantor Marla Goldberg, and Maestro Tim Cooper. Friday, March 5, 7:30 pm.

To R.S.V.P. Kabbalat Shabbat via email, SUBJECT LINE: “KABBALAT SHABBAT” at or call us at 702-436-4900 and instructions will be sent to you.

The Service Guide (Prayers and Songs) can be downloaded HERE!
The Service Program for Shabbat April 2, 2021 can be downloaded HERE!

*Kabbalat Shabbat Maariv Services are held the First Friday of the Month

Musical Shabbat The 3rd Friday Every Month
For those who would join us to light candles as a community with friends far and near, we will be hosting 

Reb Jamie’s Candlelighting/Welcoming Shabbat

Friday, May 14th and 28th at 6:30 pm.

To R.S.V.P. email  SUBJECT LINE: “Candle Lighting”
*Candle Lighting is the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

May 8th, 2021 | Iyar 26th, 5781

Join new and old friends for a spirited and engaging online Torah study.

When: 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance HERE!

Zoom meeting login information will be emailed with registration confirmation.

Questions? Email us at:


Follow Parashat Behar-Bechukotai

  | in the Torah: Vayikra | Leviticus 25:1-27:34

Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14

Check out Rabbi Sacks HERE!

or the Family friendly version for Rabbi Sacks Parashah HERE!

It is also traditional to give Tzedakah (donate funds) for Shabbat if you are able.

Torah Study with Reb Jamie and Friends! Saturdays 10:00 am.
CPT Annual Meeting 2021 June 27th 10:00 RSVP for Virtual Links

CPT Annual Meeting

June 27, 2021 10:00 am

It has been a wild ride the past year, but Congregation P’nai Tikvah has held on with your encouragement and support!  I hope you’re as excited as we are to come together as a community at our virtual Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 27th at 10:00 AM (PST). Our gathering will be an opportunity to see old friends and new, and hear all the things we have accomplished this past year. We are asking for your help in shaping the new year when we will gather in person as well as continue to build wider virtual participation, as an even more creative community. 

All current CPT members (whether local or virtual) will have the opportunity to elect our Board of Directors.  New folks or those who join/rejoin for the coming year will also, of course, have a vote.

You can help to raise awareness of the important work we do by inviting your friends and colleagues. As we will gather virtually, we can host an unlimited number of people at this free event. Don’t let geography or time zone stop you!  


Judi Stotland, President

You can register for the meeting HERE! A confirmation email with login information will be sent. 

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Congregation P’nai Tikvah will be holding a Tikkun Leil Shavuot * (an evening of study) on Sunday, May 16 beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time. Rabbi Mintz, Cantor Marla, and Reb Jamie will each lead a 50 minute session, followed by a 10 minute break. 

Session 1: 8:00 – 8:50 PM: Rabbi Mintz leads discussion of “The Book of Ruth.” This book can be found in the K’tuvim section of the TaNaCh;

Session 2: 9:00 – 9:50 PM: Cantor Marla leads discussion on “Why We Sing When We Sing It: Music of the Jewish Calendar”

Session 3: 10:00 PM – 10: 50 PM: Reb Jamie leads discussion on “Shavuot:  Food for Thought”

The following day, Monday May 17, Yizkor services will be held at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. They will be led by congregational and clergy participants. 

We wish to give our enormous thanks to our production crew, De’Anna Ernst and Shayna Davis, for their tireless work.

*The holiday of Shavuot, in part, commemorates the receiving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. It’s traditional to stay up all night on the holiday studying Torah, a tradition known as Tikkun Leil Shavuot.

Click HERE to register.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot 2021 Sessions starting at 8:00 pm. R.S.V.P. required
Shavuot Yizkor 5781 May 18th 5:00 PM RSVP required


Yizkor Services

Monday May 17th 5 pm 

Join us virtually to observe Shavuot Yizkor Service presented by congregational and clergy participants. Monday, May 17th at 5:00 pm pst. R.S.V.P. to subject line: “Shavuot Yizkor”.

Download the service guide HERE!

Community Prayer


Like gravity that keeps our feet on the earth,
Yesod is our spiritual foundation.
In our emotional world, 
appreciation and humility keep us grounded.

In the world of thought,
wisdom provides the basis for our decisions.
In the world of spirit,
faith is our holy foundation.

We ask you, HaShem,
to helps us cultivate Yesod.
We ask that we appreciate,
be humble, be wise, and our spirits be
firmly rooted in faith.


Yesod - Spiritual Foundation Rooted in Faith
A Special Class with Reb Jamie, Through a Reconstructionist Lens. Register now, classes start March 25.

Rainbow Lev: Jewish LGBTQ+
Teen Leadership Program: Second Cohort

Wed May 12, 2021 7:00 PM – Wed Jun 9, 2021 7:00 PM EDT


$180 for five sessions, scholarships available upon personal request  

All teens, age 13-16 are welcome!  *other ages interested are welcome to contact us directly

Join fellow LGBTQ+ Jewish teens across the globe in this five-week leadership series reclaiming and queering Jewish ritual experience. This workshop will give you the skills to use ritual as a tool for empowerment, inspirational change and joyous celebration!

LGBTQ+ folks are among the most creative people on this planet, creating realities and reimagining a world from the inside out—not of how things are but to how things could be. We are visionaries. Rainbow Lev is about coming together and stepping up as leaders. We are living in a time where your voice is needed more than ever. Together we will explore Jewish ritual throughout time and learn to craft personal rituals by weaving in the power of words, song, movement, body-positivity, artistic expression and the earthly elements.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

CPT Shoe Drive

Congregation P’nai Tikvah Shoe Drive Mitzvah Project

Congregation P’nai Tikvah is having a fundraiser collecting gently used shoes benefitting both CPT and underserved nations as recipients of the donated shoes.  All who can participate, hurray!!  Please clean out your closets and donate any shoes, sneakers, boots, recreational shoes, high heels and children’s shoes.  All types of shoes are needed as long as they are gently used, meaning they must be in wearable condition.  We have a goal of 250 pairs of shoes to qualify for the funding.  Ideally, we are looking for each participant to donate 25 pairs of shoes.  Please feel free to collect from your friends and neighbors living in the local area.  If a participant chooses to collect outside their immediate area, they will have to pay for their own shipping.

East Cost Florida participants: 

please contact Faith Silverman:

Las Vegas Collection areas will be:

Westside –  Iris Katz:
Eastside – Kristen Jaeger: or 702-600-9835

Receipt of Shoes:  Must arrive at collection points in pairs, either in a shoe box or in separate bags, tied or banded together.  Please also count and label the number of pairs dropped off.

Please feel free to contact Kristen Jaeger: 702-600-9835 with any questions.

Thank you for participating in this beneficial project!

CPT Annual Membership Renewal

Annual Membership Renewal

It is time to update our membership records. You can click to download a current  Memebership packet HERE!

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Our Community


There are many ways to be a part of our wonderful P’nai Tikvah Family and meet new friends!


Kehillah is more than a gathering of people, translated as community or congregation, it reflects our obligations to each other and the entire Jewish community.

Check it out HERE!

Check out upcoming events in our Greater Community

Rabbi Sacks Chanukah – Ceremony & Celebration: Family Edition

Seniors are eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination

as of January 18


The development and availability of COVID-19 vaccines are important to everyone. Ensuring as many people as possible are vaccinated is an integral part of our efforts to eradicate the pandemic in our community.

Help The Seniors In Your Life Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

The COVID-19 vaccination process can be very confusing. Each county has their own rollout plan with different vaccine locations and sign-up processes and there are scams. Note that COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge and only available from the county health department or a healthcare provider. So please help a senior navigate the system and secure their vaccine. Even if it’s not yet your turn to get vaccinated, you can help end this pandemic.

More information is available on the Southern Nevada Health District website HERE!

Jewish Nevada One Happy Camper Campaign

At Jewish overnight camp, kids discover who they are – and build enduring friendships – while having the time of their lives. Camp offers kids a sense of physical and emotional wellbeing, a strong sense of belonging, and a safe space to foster and develop important life skills.
Plus you might be eligible for UP TO $1000 for your camper’s first summer.
Find your perfect camp at ONEHAPPYCAMPER.ORG.

Overnight Camp Scholarships from Jewish Nevada & One Happy Camper.  APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SUMMER 2021. Click HERE for more details.

Virtual Shabbat Box

We offer you this week’s Virtual Shabbat Box as part of our continued efforts to help you experience Shabbat as a special time that’s truly different from the rest of the week.


Reconstructing Judaism

P.S. Starting Sunday, join us for a live and online weekly Reconstructionist Learning Series sponsored by the Chesapeake Area Congregations. The series will cover Reconstructionism: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Judaism, the Natural World, and You!; Radical Inclusion and Progressive Israel. Register here

Rental Assistance to those in Need from Nevadans for the Common Good

Rental Assistance Information from Nevadans for the Common Good

Here is what we know: 

1) There is $30 million from the State and $30 million from Clark County allocated toward residential rental assistance and it will run out fast. Anyone who wants to apply should do so as soon as possible. It will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

2) For people who live in Clark County, you can find out more here. You will need to contact a service provider listed on the page to apply. Attached here is more detailed information on providers who will be able to assist you more specifically.

3) Here is the State of Nevada CARES Housing Assistance Program though the link for Clark County residents has not yet been established (as of 07/17). It is likely that when the link is established, it will also lead to the CHAT program linked above. For Washoe County and rural counties, the links are live.

4) For news stories on the program including eligibility information, you can find out more here or here

If you have questions about the programs, please contact someone connected to the programs. NCG does not have additional programmatic information.

Thank you!





Please help our community 

Jewish Family Services

The Jewish Family Services Agency (JFSA) Food Pantry is looking for Food Donations. They service the entire Clark County Area regardless of affiliation. For more information on JFSA and how to contribute: or call 702-732-0304


Canned Fruit

  • Applesauce
  • Pears
  • Mixed fruit
  • Mandarin Oranges


  • Apple
  • Grape
  • Orange
  • Tomato

Canned vegetables

  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Mixed Vegetables

Pasta Sause
Canned soups

  • Baked Beans
  • Chili
  • SpaghettiOs
  • All soup varieties

Cup noodle

Senior Care Packages

Senior Donations

Donations for senior care packages:

  • Crossword puzzles and pens.
  • Sudoku puzzles and pens
  • Adult coloring books and colored pencils or markers.
  • A cross-stitch pattern.
  • Puzzles.
  • Books or magazines.
  • A deck of cards or a favorite game
  • Lotion (Medicated or favorite fragrance)
  • Toiletries like shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste, bars of soap, toothbrushes
  • Chap sticks
  • Individually wrapped mints (for sucking)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Fuzzy socks or slippers
  • Journals
  • prepackaged snacks
  • Stationary
  • Pens
  • post-it-notesWe will collect the items before and after services Friday December 20th. If you have questions, email us at Subject Line: Senior Care Packages.


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Rabbi’s Blog

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P.O. Box 370088
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(702) 436-4900

Service Times

7:30 pm on the 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month.

On the 1st Friday of each month, there is a Tot | Family Shabbat at 6:30, preceding the main services.

Service Location

Adelson Educational Campus
9700 Hillpointe Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89134