Events in Our Community


October 2021 Edition can be read or downloaded HERE!
September 2021 Edition can be read or downloaded HERE!

Create Your Own Jewish Legacy
of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas

LIFE & LEGACY™ is a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities.
Through training, support and monetary incentives, LIFE & LEGACY™ motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community.
In November of 2017 Jewish Nevada and The Harold Grinspoon Foundation launched this outstanding program in Nevada. With 7 local organizations and agencies as participating partners, the Nevada LIFE & LEGACY™ Program will secure legacy commitments to support local organizations, and ensure a thriving future for our Jewish community.
Congregation P’nai Tikvah is a participating agency and benefactor. If you have any questions about Legacy Giving at the Jewish Community Foundation please feel free to contact Rabbi Mintz at for more information.

Jewish Nevada/Jewish Community Center’s j-Cares Thanksgiving/Chanukah

Jewish Nevada/Jewish Community Center’s J-Cares Thanksgiving:


We are “adopting” 10 Jewish Family Service Agency (JFSA) families for Thanksgiving.  We will be collecting Thanksgiving foods such as:  Mashed Potatoes, Canned Vegetables, Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Apple, Pecan and Pumpkin Pies.  Each family will receive a bag of all these items plus a gift card to purchase a turkey.  The bags will be delivered to the 10 families before Thanksgiving. 

In addition, we will be supplying kosher Thanksgiving food to Aishel Avraham to provide food to local Kosher families.

Feel free to drop off food at the JCC before November 19, 2021 or make a donation here:

Jewish Nevada/Jewish Community Center’s J-Cares Chanukah:

We are “adopting” 10 – 12 families from Aishel Avraham for Chanukah.  We will provide as many items on the wish list to each family.  If you choose to “adopt” a family, I will provide you with a family’s wish list.  In addition, we will be accepting other necessities and unwrapped toys to JFSA.

Feel free to drop off gifts at the JCC before November 12, 2021 or make a donation here: 

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated by Jewish Nevada and all the families you have helped out.  Please let me know if we can count on you again this year.  When registering, please make sure to list which division of JN you are a part of.  For example, JCC, Women’s Philanthropy, Hillel, etc.

Jcares thanksgiving

Virtual Shabbat Box

Dear Friend,

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

Virtual Shabbat Box


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Call for Volunteers

JFSA is looking for volunteers in the food pantry and we would love to have your help!

We are taking every precaution with regard to the COVID-19 virus in an effort to make volunteering low risk. To assist our efforts and keep yourself safe, if you are over the age of 60, immune-compromised, are caring for someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, or if you have a fever, are coughing or sneezing, please stay at home.


As of March 19, we have removed the need for clients to come into the main lobby and the pantry lobby. Pantry operations have shifted to a drive-thru process where we have pre-packed food bags for the clients based on family size. We are utilizing only 2 or 3 volunteers each day to pack the bags in preparation for the day’s appointments. No volunteers will be around or in contact with clients. We will be furnishing all volunteers with face masks and gloves.


Pantry hours are as follows until further notice:

Monday – 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

Tuesday – 9:00am to 4:00pm 

Wednesday – 9:00am to 2:00pm 

Thursday – 9:00am to 4:00pm 

Friday – 9:00am to 2:00pm 


Please consider signing up to volunteer as the need in our community is now greater than ever. Remember that, even when the Las Vegas community gets knocked down, we are all Vegas Strong when we work together.


To volunteer, contact Sherri Freedman at 702-732-0304 ext.119 or


Other Ways YOU Can Help!


We are still going to need donations of food to ensure our food pantry remains stocked. Any canned and non-perishable goods you are able to spare are greatly appreciated.  You can drop them off at the JFSA office or we can arrange to get them from you.


Financial donations are helpful as well.  Your donation will ensure the ongoing operations of JFSA stay strong and in-tact.  There is a donate button below.


Volunteers are needed to deliver and drop off food to our seniors.  In order to secure the safety of our clients, we will need to do a quick background check on anyone interested in helping.  We know this may sound intrusive, but the safety of everyone is our main concern.  We will ask you for a copy of your driver’s license and completion of a short volunteer registration form.  We discourage volunteers from high-risk groups (like those over 60) for their own safety.


We thank you for your continued support and we wish everyone health and wellness!


Office Phone: 702-732-0304

Food Pantry appointments/ To donate food: option 2

Volunteer inquiries: or ext. 119

Senior Service inquiries: or ext. 116

Counseling inquiries: or ext. 113

Emergency Service inquiries: or ext. 104

Las Vegas Jewish Community Links


Sari Mann, Executive
8965 S Eastern Ave Ste #380
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Fax: 702-837-8353

Anti-Defamation League of Nevada

Jolie Brislin
Regional Director
4000 S Eastern Ave Ste #340
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Fax: 702-837-8353


Paul Chenin 702-614-8460
8689 W. Sahara Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89117

Friendship Club of Sun City Summerlin

Ed Turken
(702) 341-9516

Generations of the Shoah – Nevada

Esther Toporek Finder,
2092 Twin Falls Drive
Henderson, NV 89044

Hillel Las Vegas

G.I. Kahn, Director
2317 Renaissance Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Fax: 702-732-3228

Survivors Group of Southern Nevada

Raymonde Fiol, President
P.O. Box 371434
Las Vegas, NV 89137

JCC of Southern Nevada

8689 W. Sahara Ave, #180, Las Vegas, NV 89117 

Jewish Enrichment World Services | (J.E.W.S)

Cantor Lola Rivera
3720 Wilbur McGee Court
Las Vegas, NV 89129

Jewish Family Service Agency

Christina Primack,
Executive Director
4794 South Eastern Avenue #C
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Fax: 702-794-2033

The Sperling Kornberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center

Susan Dubin
Library Consultant and Educator
1940 Paseo
Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012


Jewish Federation of Las Vegas

Todd Polikoff
2317 Renaissance Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89019
Fax: 702-732-3228

Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada, Inc.

Earle Malkin, President
P.O. Box 370522
Las Vegas, NV 89137

Jewish National Fund

Fax: 702-433-9758

Jewish Repertory Theatre of Nevada

Norma Zuckerman
9101 Alta Dr. #1701
Las Vegas, NV 89145

Jewish Student Union

Rabbi Yehuda Maryles

Jewish War Veterans of the USA,
Department of Nevada

Ed Kranson, Commander
2516 Corvus Street
Henderson, NV 89044

Jewish War Veterans of the USA,
Greenspun-Radin Post 21

Paul Sobel, Commander
8813 Marbel Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89134

Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Sgt.
Manny Peven Post 65

George Barnett,
1811 Eagle Village Ave
Henderson, NV 89012

Jewish War Veterans of the USA,
Kandel-Seigenberg-Tarr Post 711

Stan Barbanell,
5125 W. Reno Ave. Apt. 2002
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Las Vegas Jewish
Center for Education, Media, & the Arts (CEMA)

Rabbi Yocheved Mintz,
Managing Director
2045 Grouse Street
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Fax: 702-869-8863

Las Vegas Senior Lifeline

Rachel H. Festenstein,
A program of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
2317 Renaissance Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89019
Fax: 702-732-3228

Na’amat USA

Lois Joseph, President
2108 Fawn Ridge STreet
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Fax: 702-240-5024

Nevada Senior Services

Jeffrey Klein, Executive
901 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89108

Fax: 702-648-1408

The PJ Library

Amanda Harris,
2317 Renaissance Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Fax: 702-732-3228

Volunteers for Israel Las Vegas

Francine & Jerome Gardberg, Local Ambassadors
3086 Sumter Valley Circle
Henderson, NV 89052

Zachor Holocaust Remembrance Foundation

Benjamin Lesser, President
2251 N Rampart Blvd #2520
Las Vegas, NV 89128
702-949-9887 | 800-575-9583
Fax: 702-974-1610