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)

Baruch Dayan HaEmet, Beth Blackman z'l

Baruch Dayan HaEmet 
ברוך דיין האמת

We are saddened to share with you the passing of Beth Blackman, sister of Ellen Blackman of Culver City, CA and her brother Paul Blackman of Arlington, VA. on January 18, 2021 after a valiant fight with cancer. Beth and Ellen are new members to Congregation P’nai Tikvah’s community and her smiling face joined us for many Shabbat services in the past year. 

Donations can be made in Beth’s memory to the Cantor Julius and Phyllis Blackman and Beth Amy Blackman Fund at Hebrew Free Loan or to Congregation P’nai Tikvah HERE! 

Beth was a gute neshama (good soul), and her memory will be for a blessing — now and forever.

Rabbi Mintz ,
Reb Jamie Hyams,
Cantor Marla Goldberg,
Judi Stotland, President

Intergenerational Tot Shabbat

Friday, February 5th, 6:30

 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.

7:30 Kabbalat Shabbat

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.

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

February 19th, 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.

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


Shabbat February 5th 2021
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, January 22nd, 29th and February 12th 6:30 pm

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

Torah Study with Reb Jamie

January 23rd, 2021 | Shevat 10th, 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 Parashah Bo in the Torah: Shemot | Exodus 10:1-13:16

Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13 – 46:28

or check out Rabbi Sacks HERE!

Family friendly version for Rabbi Sacks Parashah Bo HERE!



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

Torah Study with Reb Jamie and Friends! Saturday at 10:00 am
Cantor Marla Goldberg's Havdalah Share-la-bration!

Cantor Marla Goldberg’s Havdalah & Share-la-bration!

Havdala is on Hiatus for a few weeks. Enjoy sharying the joy of ending Shabbat with your families.

CPT Tu B'Shevat Celebration Walk

What: A Tu B’Shevat Celebration Walk
When:  Sunday, January 31, 2:00 PM
Where:  Peccole Ranch Disc Golf Course – Corner of Apply Way and Red Hills Road

Join us for a socially distanced, outdoor, environmentally focused birthday of the trees!  We will meet at the start of the Peccole Ranch Disc Golf Course.  Ellen Royer will give walking groups a packet full of thoughtful discussion ideas and a walking meditation.  Participants will stroll at their own pace for as long or short a time as they choose.

RSVP required
Bring a hat, bottle of water, comfortable shoes, and a snack (optional)

Those who want to enjoy this activity but prefer to do it at a different time or place have the option of downloading a packet (available soon) and doing the walk on their own. 

For more information email us at or call us at 702-436-4900

Congregation P’nai Tikvah Blog


“We vs. Me” for the Greater Good Parashat Vayishlach - December 6, 2020 Yesterday the governor of California announced a return to the strictest level of pandemic restrictions with masks mandatory outside of your house, period, through at least early January. I was...

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Community Prayer


we build the world
we envision
a world that works for all.


Everything is One.
We pray for ways
to hear each other.
Everyone is One.
One nation, under God,
with liberty and justice for all.


Come Together Virtual Prayer Jan 22nd
Honorable Mensch'n 8th night Candle lighting Thursday December 17th at 7:00 pm

Class on Judaism and Racism

Join Reb Jamie and friends for lively discussion as we participate in Jews, Race and Religion – a program of Reconstructing Judaism

Racism is one of the most pressing ethical challenges of our time. This site provides resources for studying race and racism through the prism of Jewish experience. It accompanies a lecture series co-sponsored by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Leading scholars in Jewish Studies, Critical Race Studies, and Religious Studies will share cutting-edge research that deepens the conversation about race, racism and anti-racism in contemporary society, both American and Jewish.

The lecture series is free and open to the public. The lectures begin on January 28, 2021, and take place on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. EST. Recordings of the lectures will be posted on this site after they occur.  Reb Jamie and friends will gather Wednesday nights from 7-8 pm beginning Feb 3rd to process the previous lecture. 

$18 per person (sliding scale, no one will be turned away).

Click HERE to register.

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

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.


The Las Vegas Israelite Online Edition

May Edition can be read or downloaded HERE!
May Health Edition can be read or downloaded HERE!

Rabbi’s Blog

A Creative Chanukah Assignment 

A Creative Chanukah Assignment 

The Talmud ties the lighting of the Chanukkah candles to the notion of Pirsum HaNeis “advertising the miracle.” There are lights in the darkness everywhere, and it’s our job to notice them and share the news of their existence with those around us.

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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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