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)

Congregation P’nai Tikvah Community is Going Digital!

As we move our community online through Passover, here is what we are envisioning.
We will be using the Zoom video platform, which allows us to virtually come together as a community. Zoom can be accessed from your computer, tablet or smartphone. If you don’t have any of these, you can still join in by telephone. We are here to help you if you need some guidance.  
One of the warmest things about P’nai Tikvah is the participatory nature of everything we do and that won’t change. If you are interested in offering a prayer or a song or something else, please email Reb Jamie at To RSVP for participation, email us at or call us at 702-436-4900 and instructions will be sent to you. 
All other service related questions may be sent to 
Our online schedule is as follows:

Shabbat Services

Friday, April 3rd 6:30 pm – Tot Shabbat, 
7:30 pm – Community services

Torah Study

Saturday, March 28st 10:00 am Evite R.S.V.P. HERE! or email us at:
Saturday, April 4th 10:00 am

Passover Seder

Thursday, April 9th 6:00 pm
$18 per household includes one Haggadah. Additional copies, $7 each. 

Please register now so we can mail you your Haggadah!

You can register for Passover HERE!

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 27th 6:30 pm
Friday, April 10th 6:30 pm

Cantor Marla Goldberg’s Havdalah

Saturday evenings – 8pm these will be live-streamed via Facebook:

Getting Online

To Join via Video Chat for Candlelighting*, Shabbat, Torah Study, and Havdallah: 
RSVP: at or call us at 702-436-4900 and instructions will be sent to you. 
All other service related questions may be sent to: 
Here are some tips to help you prepare. If you have time, give it a try now so we can work the kinks out in advance. if you need help setting this up on your computer, call us at 702-436-4900 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you who can talk you through the steps.
*You must have a camera on your computer to use this option.
The screen should launch or (the first time only) ask you download Zoom. You can choose to have the audio run through your computer or through your phone. (It is your preference, though your connection may be better with the audio through your phone.)
We are so looking forward to coming together as a community next Shabbat.
Reb Jamie
Cantor Marla
Rabbi Mintz


Friday March 20, 2020


Weekly Parshat | Parashat Vayikrah

Weekly Parshat, Parshat Vayikrah | March 28 – April 3, 2020 Nissan 3 – 9, 5780

Torah: Vayikra | Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26
Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21 – 44:23

Follow Along to Study the Weekly Parshah HERE!


Virtual Torah Study

Next Session: Saturday, March 28st 10:00 am

To Join via Video Chat for Torah Study: 
Register via Evite R.S.V.P. HERE!, RSVP: at or call us at 702-436-4900 and instructions will be sent to you. 
All other service related questions may be sent to: 




Join us for our lively ONLINE Passover Seder led by Reb Jamie Hyams and Cantor Marla Goldberg. We will gather as a community for our participatory seder. After we finish, enjoy your dinner in your home at your leisure. 


Please register at $18 per household, which Includes a lovely printed Hagaddah, “The Promise of the Land” by Rabbi Ellen Bernstein.” Additional copies are available, $7 each. 

Please register now so we can mail you your Haggadah.


Login directions for the Virtual Event and information will be provided upon confirmation of registration.

Register HERE! 


Sell you Chumetz!

 As part of preparing for Passover, it is customary to get rid of all Chametz (leaven). Traditionally the Chametz may be destroyed or given to a food bank before Pesach begins. Another method of handling this is Mechirat Chametz: The selling of the Chametz. Locking your Chametz away and giving a local observant rabbi this form, signed by you, is an easy way of observing this legal tradition. 

Click HERE  to download your form. The form must be received by April 5, 2020.


Original artwork by CPT Jewilicious Learner Sophia B.

“The Small Things”

by Virtual Prayer Committee
Virtual Prayer for March 25 – 31, 2020 | Adar 29 – Nissan 6, 5780

They seemed so mundane and they faded into my day like white noise,
a decaf mocha at Starbucks,
a crowded check-out stand after work,
throwing my sweaty clothes in my locker at the gym…

And now, I so look forward to when these small delights will return,
and to champagne, dark chocolate truffles, and unicorn sparkles.


And, but, also, I have found my community on the Brady Bunch squares of Zoom.
Faces I haven’t seen for years are now a part of my weekly landscape,
and I am reunited with friends who mean so much to me.


May we appreciate the small things for they are more than they seem.


CPT Brunch Reimagined!

Honoring Justice Elissa Cadish and Renowned Architect Jon Sparer

Dear Friends of P’nai Tikvah,

We are honored to present our Tribute Book honoring Supreme Court Justice Elissa Cadish and Renowned architect Jon Sparer. As you browse this beautiful book, please take note of all the wonderful friends and family of Elissa, Jon Sparer, and Congregation P’nai Tikvah. 

We were intending to include a video of the honorees accepting their tzedek awards, but complications caused by the unfortunate arrival of the Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, there will be a delay in its transmittal. When it is completed, we will send it out to all of you. In the meantime, here is a link to a video of our very first virtual Friday night service, held just this week. Congregant sharing on this reminds us that while we have individual challenges a community can help sustain us. We have rapidly built ways of continuing to connect including contacting each congregant and other members of the community weekly by phone to check on their welfare.  You are welcome to join the P’nai Tikvah family in our online services and programming.

We hope you enjoy reading this beautiful book that is filled with love and good wishes for our terrific honorees. We are grateful to have you all as members of our extended family and look forward to seeing all of you as soon as it is safe to do so.  Stay healthy. 


Thank you again for your generous support of Congregation P’nai Tikvah.



Congregation P’nai Tikvah Board

CPT Jewlicious Learners Prepare for Purim Spiel!

Jewlicious Learners Prepare for Purim Speil – Jewlicious Learning Monday March 2nd was all about PURIM!!! We rolled dough, cut out circles, filled with strawberry, cherry or poppy seed (and of course chocolate chips) and carefully pinched corners to make the Hamantaschen. While the lovely aroma of baking filled the kitchen, the class refreshed their memories and learned even more about this holiday, the Purim Megillah, Shalach Monat and rehearsed a play for Chag Purim.

 Please RSVP to attend our Purim  Celebration Monday night and enjoy a “Yiddisha” play presented by the Jewlicious Learners.

Congregation P’nai Tikvah Blog

From Age-ing to Sage-ing

From Age-ing to Sage-ing

“From Age-ing to Sage-ing”
Based on the work on “Eldering” by the late
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z’l
and Debby and Barry Barkan.
This course is intended to give participants some of the tools for purposefully participating in their own individual spiritual development as they journey toward life’s completion.

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Tween Torah Trek

*A Special Program designed for Tweens and younger Teenagers*

Four Sessions from October 2019 – May 2020


Click HERE to for more information

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.

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Torah on Tap

Sign up at for a virtual experience with your friends, and stop by Jewish Nevada to pick up your choice of FREE beverages.
All sessions are 7:00 pm and free to join (even if you don’t get drinks from us!)
Thursday 3/26 Rabbi Bradley Tecktiel “Can we have a virtual minyan together?”
Saturday 3/28 Cantor Jessica Hutchings and Cantorial Soloist Healther Klien “A Virtual Havdalah (8:00 PM)
Wednesday 4/1 Rabbi Yocheved Mintz “This too shall pass(over)”
Tuesday 4/7 Rabbi Felipe Goodman “How the Jews invented hope”
Monday 4/13 Rabbi Malcom Cohen “How you can feel free in a time of narrowness”
Thursday 4/16 Rabbi Tzvi Brochtain “Unity in a time of isolation”
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Rabbi’s Blog

Yom Kippur Morning – by Reb Jamie Hyams

Yom Kippur Morning – by Reb Jamie Hyams

I have been blessed with my first 0ne-on-one bat mitzvah student, a lovely 11 year-old girl. It has been a long time since I was 11, and I have no daughters so hanging out with an 11 year-old is a new experience for me. Clara and her parents are Argentinian and she spent 4 years in Hong Kong, and then Ohio, and now in our community, so her perspective is fresh, enriching and causes me to think.

Kol Nidre – by Reb Jamie Hyams

Kol Nidre – by Reb Jamie Hyams

Last week on Rosh haShanah, I commented on the idea “May we be inscribed for a good year.” I explored the idea that in the coming year there will be things over which we will have no control, and other things whose outcome we can affect through our actions.

Mitzvah Projects

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.


Our Leaders

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P.O. Box 370088
Las Vegas NV 89137
(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