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, A Favorite time of Day



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 April 16th, Iyar 4th, 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 Services, April 16th, 7:30 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, April 9th, 23rd, and 30th, 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

April 10th, 2021 | 28st Nisan, 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 Sh’mini  | in the Torah: Vayikra | Leviticus 9:1-11:47

Haftarah: II Samuel 6:1 – 7:17

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.


Date: Fri., April 30, 7:00pm

What: Lag B’Omer Virtual Bon Fire

Location: Zoom Event

Details: Save the Date for this Family Friendly Zoom event. Story Telling, S’mores and More. More details to follow

LAG B’OMER Date: Fri., April 30, 7:00pm What: Lag B’Omer Virtual Bon Fire Location: Zoom Event Details: Save the Date for this Family Friendly Zoom event. Story Telling, S’mores and More. More details to follow

Community Prayer

Counting the Omer: G’vurah


Chai haOlamim/Life-force of all the Worlds:

May this week of G’vurah infuse us with discernment in all that we do and feel.  

May our choices be wise and may our spirits take us, rung by rung, higher as we ascend towards receiving Torah.

Ken y’hi ratzon.


Chai haOlamim...
Feedback is always Welcome

Feedback Booth

We are so excited that our Student Rabbi, Reb Jamie is being ordained and will become Rabbi Jamie come the end of May. As we consider our future together, we want your feedback.  We have created an email address where you can give us confidential information about the things you liked and possible areas for growth. We will not share your name, but we will want to share the information so that she can have it as she and Congregation P’nai Tikvah hopefully move together to our next phase.

Click HERE! to send Feedback

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.

Alliance for Jewish Renewal


Exploring the Roots of Jewish Renewal

You’re invited to the next program in our ALEPH Affiliated and Network Communities Programming:

Exploring the Roots of Jewish Renewal, presented by Rabbi Phyllis Berman

DATE: Sunday, April 18th, 2021

TIME: 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 4:00 PM Pacific Time

COST: Free to attend as a member of an ALEPH Affiliated or Network Community


A Personal Reflection on the Roots of Jewish Renewal: Reb Zalman, the liberation movements of the ’60s, the search for spirit and inclusion, B’nai/Pnai Or to ALEPH, and me – Presented by Rabbi Phyllis Berman

Register HERE!

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!

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

Holocaust Poetry Special

Poet and Holocaust survivor 

Esther Adler 

in a virtual celebration of her poetry

Sunday, April 11, 2021 

1 – 3 PM Pacific Time

RSVP TO: Susan Dubin, 

To get zoom link

Poet and Holocaust survivor Esther Adler in a virtual celebration of her poetry

 Visit the 


Now open at Temple Beth Sholom and see 

 “How Did They Survive?” 

Banner Exhibit, 

co-created by Temple Beth Sholom members 

Heidi Straus and Esther Finder 

 On display at Temple Beth Sholom Rotunda 

April 9-18, 2021 

Contact Susan Dubin, Resource Center Librarian 

at 818-606-0793 to arrange a time 


This year our Las Vegas community will celebrate

Israel’s 73rd Independence day

The IAC team has been working on a covid safe plan for the community to come together to strengthen our unity and connection to Israel.

 We invite the community members to take part in this momentous event on April 18 at the West Wind Drive-in outdoor theater.

 When: April 18, 2021

Time: 5:00pm- 9:00pm

Program: 5:00 pm-7:30 pm arrival/registration/visit organization booth drive through/kids activity/food court.

7:30 pm-9:00 pm live broadcast from Jerusalem.

Celebrate Israel's 73rd Birthday Sunday April 18th
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.


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.

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