Congregation P'nai Tikvah
9700 Hillpointe Rd. | Services 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)

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2021 Purim Celebration Friday Feb 26th 7:30
Purim Service Friday February 26th, 7:30

The Whole Megillah!

Dear P’nai Tikvah friends,

Purim is right around the corner! We’ll be gathering this Friday night at 7:30 to welcome in Shabbat, read the Megillah, and nosh some hamantaschen (or other goodies). This evening is for all ages, from 6 months to 120+ .

Come in costume! Prizes will be awarded!  

Have your noisemakers handy!

Megillah readers needed. To volunteer to read in English, please email Reb Jamie by Thursday at Noon:

Are you a baker? At our virtual oneg, please share your hamantaschen, orejas de Haman, or other delicacies you prepare for Purim. 

Zoom room is the same as Friday night services. To register for the first time, please email  The megillah readings can be downloaded from the link below. 

We look forward to seeing you Friday night. It won’t be the same without you!

Reb Jamie, Student Rabbi

Cantor Marla

Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Emerita

Friday March 5th, Adar 21st, 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: “FAMILY SHABBAT” at or call us at 702-436-4900 and instructions will be sent to you.

7:30 Kabbalat Shabbat | Ma’Ariv Services

Join us after Tot Shabbat as we welcome in Shabbat with songs and prayer as a whole 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.

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

Shabbat March 5th, 2021 | Adar 21, 5781
Shabbat Candle Lighting with Reb Jamie 6:30 pm
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, March 12th and 26th, 6:30 pm

To R.S.V.P. email  SUBJECT LINE: “Candle Lighting”

Torah Study with Reb Jamie

Febuary 27th, 2021 | Adar 15th, 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 Tetzaveh in the Torah: Shemot Exodus 27:20-30:10

Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:10 – 43:27

or check out Rabbi Sacks HERE!

Family friendly version for Rabbi Sacks Parashah Tetzaveh HERE!

For Rosh Chodesh Adar at Torah study on February 13 attendees should wear something silly and be prepared to tell a joke.

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

Torah Study with Reb Jamie and Friends!

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Community Prayer

Building Our Tabernacle

How can we build our new tabernacle together?
We are wandering Jews,
pre pandemic renting our space,
no ownership of a sanctuary.
Now our tabernacle is virtual,
entering each home office,
dining room, bedroom.
Much as You, HaShem,
make Your resting place in us and
we are made Holy when we walk in Your ways.
Give us courage and creativity
to develop our new normal.

Please help us to be mindful,
responsive, and loving
as we learn of our brothers and sisters
snowbound and without power,
as we learn about primate sanctuaries
and animal shelters and their loss of life.
We pray for relief,
warmer days,
and when we can gather together.
We confess that sometimes we
feel a little like Job.
We will, and are, still praising You,
our Creator and
our Redeemer.


How can we build our tabernacle Together?
5781 Pesach Save the Date!


We are excited and hope that you will be joining us for our P’nai Tikvah Passover Seder, on the second night of Pesach! 

Date: Sun., March 28, 2021 | Nissan 14, 5781

Time: TBA

What: CPT Hosts Virtual Community Seder

Location: Via Zoom – 

Details: All are welcome to join us for this lively and wonderful Passover Seder hosted by the members of Congregation P’nai Tikvah. Led by Reb Jamie Hyams and Cantor Marla Goldberg.


A Special Class with Reb Jamie, Through a Reconstructionist Lens. Register now, classes start March 25.

Classes with Reb Jamie


P’nai Tikvah has our roots in the Reconstructionist movement.  What does that mean?  What differentiates Reconstructionist Judaism from other streams of Judaism?  Join P’nai Tikvah and Reconstructing Judaism for a stimulating exploration of Reconstructionist Jewish thought and practice.  This once-a-month virtual class will consist of a 40-minute video presentation that participants will watch at their convenience, 75 minute monthly sessions with Reb Jamie, and several virtual sessions with all participants nationally.  This class will run from March 2021 through March 2022.  For those who are interested in an adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah, this class can be a part of that process.  For more information, contact Reb Jamie at

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.

Bay Area participants:

please contact Reb Jamie: on how to collect the shoes.

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!

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!

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!

5781 Book of Remembrance

2020 – 5781 Book of Remembrance

Click HERE to download!

Kraft-Sussman Funeral Homes are graciously hosting our staff to bring you our High Holy Days broadcast to you live!

All of CPT’s Holiday services are brought to you live from the Chaple at Kraft-Sussman Funeral Home.

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

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 again? I have wrapped individual sucking mints -and 6 chap sticks. 

  • 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-notes

    We will collect the items before and after services Friday December 20th. If you have questions, email us at Subject Line: Senior Care Packages.


The Las Vegas Israelite Online Edition

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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