Events in Our Community
Create Your Own Jewish Legacy
of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
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.
THE 2020 INTERFAITH FORUM SERIES
“What We Believe: A Step Toward Understanding”
Via ZOOM: Registration is required.
Sunday, 7:00 PM, November 1, 2020
Spiritual Guidance, Lessons Learned and Practical Responses
Essential spiritual messages and coping mechanisms faiths are sharing with their congregations in order to help them deal with pandemic related stresses and losses; how worship practices may have changed, and special actions congregations are taking to serve during the pandemic.
Sunday, 7:00 PM, November 8, 2020
Caring for Our Planetary Home: The Moral and Ethical Implications of Climate Change
Faith and philosophical foundations of the imperative to act in order to become committed
stewards of the earth’s resources.
Sunday, 7:00 PM, November 15, 2020
RACISM: How Religions are Addressing Systemic Racism
Concrete actions taken by faiths/organizations to assist their members and/or the public at large to be agents of change in identifying and confronting the challenges of systemic racism.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
The annual Thanksgiving Service takes place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and is a special time for members of different faith communities to come together in the spirit of gratitude.
The 2020 Thanksgiving Service will take place on Zoom on Sunday, November 22nd, from 4:30PM-6:00PM. All are welcome!
More information will be announced soon!
Registration Link: http://interfaithsn.org/thanksgiving-service/
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.
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 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 Link HERE! 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.
If you have questions about the programs, please contact someone connected to the programs. NCG does not have additional programmatic information.
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 email@example.com
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: Volunteer@jfsalv.org or ext. 119
Senior Service inquiries: SeniorServices@jfsalv.org or ext. 116
Counseling inquiries: Counseling@jfsalv.org or ext. 113
Emergency Service inquiries: EmergencyServices@jfsalv.org or ext. 104
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Las Vegas Jewish Community Links
Julie Ostrovsky, President
PO Box 50565
Henderson, Nevada 89016
Library Consultant and Educator
Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012
Ed Kranson, Commander
2516 Corvus Street
Henderson, NV 89044
Paul Sobel, Commander
8813 Marbel Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89134
1811 Eagle Village Ave
Henderson, NV 89012
5125 W. Reno Ave. Apt. 2002
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz,
2045 Grouse Street
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Francine & Jerome Gardberg, Local Ambassadors
3086 Sumter Valley Circle
Henderson, NV 89052
Benjamin Lesser, President
2251 N Rampart Blvd #2520
Las Vegas, NV 89128
702-949-9887 | 800-575-9583