Events in Our Community

THE LAS VEGAS ISRAELITE ONLINE EDITION

May Edition can be read or downloaded HERE!
May Health 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 RabbiMintz@pnaitikvahlv.org for more information.

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.

L’shalom,

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

 

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. 

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!

 

Rental Assistance to those in Need from Nevadans for the Common Good

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2309 Renaissance Drive Ste B,
Las Vegas, NV, United States

 

702-732-0304

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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 sfreedman@jfsalv.org

 

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

Birthright Registration for June 2020 | 5780

Registration for Birthright Israel is now open. As the outreach director for Jewish Nevada, I am so excited to tell you about the Nevada community trip, because for the first time EVER, the Las Vegas trip for 22-26 year-olds is leaving right from Las Vegas, flying directly to Tel Aviv on June 20, 2020.
 
Birthright Israel gives a guided experience of the State of Israel to young adults ages 18-32 (YES! 32!!!). The Nevada community trip is a great chance to go on Birthright with people from our home state. Jewish Nevada has Nevada community trips for ALL age groups; 18-21, 22-26 and 27-32. For more information, go to www.Nevada2Israel.com right now!
 
There’s more than I can tell you about in this message, so want to know more? Know someone who might be eligible? I’m happy to help answer your questions, whether it’s about the Nevada trip or another trip. My phone is 702-355-5695 or 702-732-0556. Questions? shoot me an email at Andrew@jewishnevada.org or give me a call, and feel free to pass my information to interested participants or parents.
Andrew Spivak, Director, Outreach & Engagment, Jewish Nevada

 

Las Vegas Jewish Community Links

AIPAC

Sari Mann, Executive
Director
8965 S Eastern Ave Ste #380
Las Vegas, NV 89123
702-837-8350
Fax: 702-837-8353

www.aipac.org

Anti-Defamation League of Nevada

Jolie Brislin
Regional Director
4000 S Eastern Ave Ste #340
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-837-8350
Fax: 702-837-8353

www.adl.org

BBYO

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

www.bbyo.org

Friendship Club of Sun City Summerlin

Ed Turken
President
(702) 341-9516

Generations of the Shoah – Nevada

Esther Toporek Finder,
President
2092 Twin Falls Drive
Henderson, NV 89044
etfinder@juno.com
702-476-4631

www.gsnevada.info

Hillel Las Vegas

G.I. Kahn, Director
2317 Renaissance Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-732-0556
Fax: 702-732-3228

www.jewishlasvegas.com/hillel

Holocaust
Survivors Group of Southern Nevada

Raymonde Fiol, President
P.O. Box 371434
Las Vegas, NV 89137
702-869-0599

www.holocaustsurvsn.blogspot.com

JCC of Southern Nevada

8689 W. Sahara Ave, #180, Las Vegas, NV 89117 
702-794-0090

www.jccsn.org

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

Cantor Lola Rivera
3720 Wilbur McGee Court
Las Vegas, NV 89129
702-982-6216

www.lvjews.org

Jewish Family Service Agency

Christina Primack,
Executive Director
4794 South Eastern Avenue #C
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-732-0304
Fax: 702-794-2033

www.jfsalv.org

The Sperling Kornberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center

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

702-433-0005

http://www.lvhresourcecenter.com/

Jewish Federation of Las Vegas

Todd Polikoff
President/CEO
2317 Renaissance Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89019
702-732-0556
Fax: 702-732-3228

www.jewishlasvegas.com

Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada, Inc.

Earle Malkin, President
P.O. Box 370522
Las Vegas, NV 89137
702-528-4334

www.jgssn.org

Jewish National Fund

702-434-6505
Fax: 702-433-9758

www.jnf.org

Jewish Repertory Theatre of Nevada

Norma Zuckerman
9101 Alta Dr. #1701
Las Vegas, NV 89145
702-243-6950

www.jrtn.org

Jewish Student Union

Rabbi Yehuda Maryles
702-723-6279

yehudam@jsu.org

Jewish War Veterans of the USA,
Department of Nevada

Ed Kranson, Commander
2516 Corvus Street
Henderson, NV 89044
702-492-0066

edkranson@aol.com

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

Paul Sobel, Commander
8813 Marbel Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89134
702-256-9870

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

George Barnett,
Commander
1811 Eagle Village Ave
Henderson, NV 89012
702-614-9940

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

Stan Barbanell,
Commander
5125 W. Reno Ave. Apt. 2002
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-367-8685

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

Rabbi Yocheved Mintz,
Managing Director
2045 Grouse Street
Las Vegas, NV 89134
702-869-2700
Fax: 702-869-8863

www.valleyoutreachsynagogue.com

Las Vegas Senior Lifeline

Rachel H. Festenstein,
Director
A program of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
2317 Renaissance Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89019
702-933-1191
Fax: 702-732-3228

www.jewishlasvegas.com


Na’amat USA

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

www.naamat.org

Nevada Senior Services

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

nevadaseniorservices@gmail.com

702-648-3425
Fax: 702-648-1408

The PJ Library

Amanda Harris,
Coordinator
2317 Renaissance Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-769-6036
Fax: 702-732-3228

www.pjlibrary.org

Volunteers for Israel Las Vegas
Chapter

Francine & Jerome Gardberg, Local Ambassadors
3086 Sumter Valley Circle
Henderson, NV 89052
702-914-6863

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