L’dor V’dor – From Generation to Generation

Several years ago, members at Temple Beth Sholom started a quarterly program for seniors who live across the valley. The goal was to bring the seniors to the synagogue for a morning of entertainment and lunch. It gets them out and gives them the opportunity to socialize with their peers. It has been quite successful and this year the decision was made to have one of the events hosted on the east-side of town. On Tuesday May 16th we will be hosting over a hundred and fifty seniors. We have the entertainment arranged. The Kochavim class (4-5 year olds) from our ECC will sing a few songs as will our own Cantor Gale. Following the entertainment the seniors will be treated to a delicious sit

The Exodus Story of Our Times

The messages and lessons of the Exodus story are timeless and universal. Though the events happened 3000 years ago to one group of slaves in Egypt, the narrative is one that has been experienced by many groups throughout the ages. David Brooks, a columnist for the New York Times, wrote a recent Op-Ed which puts our day and our time in perspective in light of the ancient story of the Israelite slaves. It is a great read as we prepare to retell the tale in just a couple of weeks.

The Passover Seder at Midbar Kodesh Temple is coming...

Midbar Kodesh Temple will host a community seder on Monday, April 10 at the synagogue. Services will begin at 5:45 p.m. with seder to follow at 6:30 p.m. Reservations for the Kosher For Passover seder, with the menu prepared by master chef Gustav Mauler, is $45 per MKT member and $60.00 for non-members. Children 12 and under are $20. The seder is partially underwritten by a grant from the David L. Simon Foundation. Midbar Kodesh Temple, a diverse community, is the Conservative synagogue in Green Valley Ranch. The prepaid reservations can be made online by April 1 at or by calling the synagogue office at 702.454.4848.

Early Childhood Center registration for Fall 2017 is now open

Preschool registration is now taking place at Midbar Kodesh Early Childhood Center for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year for children 18 months through pre-K. The progressive curriculum mixes academic and social development in an environment that is loving and safe. Jewish values of healing the world, participating in acts of kindness and giving charity are taught daily. Shabbat and holidays are celebrated and a love of Israel is instilled. A science lab peeks the curiosity of the youngest child. The school features half and full day programs from 2 to 5 days a week as well as before and after care. The experienced staff receives frequent development and training. In addition to teaching

Chief Master Sergeant Neal A. Raben retires from the Air Force

Chief Master Sergeant Neal A. Raben retired from the Air Force on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. He is the son of Terry Raben and the bonus son of Barbara Grisar Raben. At retirement Chief Master Sergeant Raben, was the Superintendent of the 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. His responsibilities included the maintenance and care of 46 F-35’s and 53 F-16s. He ensured that 760 personnel were supplied, trained and equipped to provide complete support for the wing’s training mission while ensuring they provided safe and reliable aircraft. He has served in Utah, Arizona, Idaho, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Japan and Alaska. He has had a

Midbar Kodesh Temple's 21 Birthday Bash to celebrate our Campaign for the Future

In celebration of their 21st birthday, Midbar Kodesh Temple, who moved to Green Valley in March 2000, will host a Birthday Bash on Saturday evening, April 1 at 8 p.m. Champagne toasts all around as the synagogue celebrates their accomplishments and looks toward the future. Hors d'oeuvres will be served by Chef Aaron Klafter-Phillips, and there will be a limited open bar. Members and friends are invited to celebrate this milestone. The synagogue kicked off the Campaign for the Future at a family BBQ held at Midbar Kodesh Temple's Purim Carnival earlier in March. This opens their official fundraising campaign season, as they solicit funding to ensure programming, outreach and religious service

Why is this night different from all other nights?

Passover is upon us. I know this puts a bit of anxiety and dread into many people’s minds, especially those responsible for cleaning the house and preparing the seder meal. There is a tradition that one is supposed to start preparing for Passover starting thirty days before the holiday. Generally, the day after Purim is the start of that preparation, although no one gave Smiths, Vons and Albertsons that message as the Passover foods have been out for weeks. As many of you know, we are having our annual first night communal Seder on Monday evening April 10th. Evening services will begin at 5:45 and the Seder will begin at 6:30 PM. Reservations are still open until April 1. To make a res

Midbar Kodesh Early Childhood Center welcomes Wendy Roselinsky

Wendy Roselinsky, former Principal at Jeffers and Lummis Elementary Schools and administrator for Clark County School District, was recently named Acting Interim Director at the Early Childhood Center at Midbar Kodesh Temple. Wendy will oversee the transition from the former Director Mira Slobody, who retires in June, through the selection of a new Director of Education at Midbar Kodesh Temple. Wendy brings a strong Judaic and non-secular educational background to the ECC. Her formal education includes Judaic and early childhood studies. She has taught at a local Jewish day school and was a classroom teacher for more than 2 decades. She has also been a synagogue Youth Director and has been

Sometimes we just need a “feel-good” story.

Team Israel Sweeps Pool A in the World Baseball Classic to advance to the next round! – This is not a Purim joke! Whether you are baseball fan or not, it is hard not to get caught up in the fever sweeping the Jewish world as Israel’s national baseball team makes its way through the World Baseball Classic. Modeled after football’s (soccer’s) World Cup competition, the World Baseball Classic allows countries from all over the world to field a national baseball team. Players do not have to live in the country they play for, but have to have some connection. 95% of the players on Team Israel fall under rule number seven under player eligibility which states: “The player presents documentary e

Why We Give

When Ed and I first moved to Las Vegas from Washington, DC, we gravitated toward Midbar Kodesh Temple as our life together began because it reminded us of what we had growing up. It helped add a feeling of familiarity that grounded our new life in something comfortable from our past. As life has progressed, the many mitzvahs of our lives—chuppah, brit milah and soon bat and bar mitvot--are blessed with the inclusion of our Jewish home, Midbar Kodesh Temple. Giving, whether in money or through volunteering, makes the same opportunity available for others. Most importantly, we want to know that our children, Ellie, Henry and Ari, could go somewhere, as we did 16 years ago, and have the warmth

Midbar Kodesh Temple Welcomes The Holocaust Resource Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HOLOCAUST RESOURCE CENTER RELOCATES TO MIDBAR KODESH TEMPLE IN HENDERSON March 8, 2017 The Sperling Kronberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center has relocated to Midbar Kodesh Temple, located at 1940 Paseo Verde Parkway in Henderson, Nevada, after being in the City of Las Vegas for almost 40 years. The center was established in 1980 by an endowment from the Lloyd and Edythe Katz Family in memory of Edythe’s parents Gertrude and Hyman Sperling. Because of generous donations from Lillian and Henry Kronberg and Judy and Ron Mack, the collection was enlarged and a media center was added. The Holocaust Resource Center is open to the public, regardless of religious affiliation. T

Thank you to Midbar Kodesh Temple Men's Club

In an effort to boost security on site and enhance communication in the event of an emergency, Midbar Kodesh Temple's Men's Club purchased a set of ten walkie-talkies for the Midbar Kodesh Early Childhood Center and Religious School. Mens Club at Midbar Kodesh Temple, part of United Synagogue's Federation of Jewish Mens Clubs, with a partnership of over 250 affiliated clubs across North American and around the world involves Jewish men in Jewish life by building and strengthening programming that better connect people of all ages to the Jewish community.

Bekah Winkler's Bat Mitzvah project

Bekah Winkler's Bat Mitzvah project was collecting used crayons for the Crayon Initiative, to be melted down and made into new crayons for children in hospitals. She collected and sorted through over 40 lbs. they were shipped to the Crayon Initiative. The David L. Simon Foundation also gave a generous donation to the Crayon Initiative as well.

Jonah Tecktiel's Bar Mitzvah project

Jonah's love of sports and kind compassion for people brought him to volunteer at Sport Social, which is an organization that helps build self-confidence, social skills, and positive behaviors among children of all ages and abilities. With one on one training and small group structures the Sport Social team helps the children develop the social skills, emotional maturity, and positive behaviors that will equip them to communicate effectively. While engaging in athletic activities, the arts, computers, and music instructors and volunteers use positive reinforcement in helping children with Autism and other developmental disabilities achieve to their highest potential. Jonah is developing his

Midbar Kodesh Temple | Early Childhood Center and Religious School

1940 Paseo Verde Parkway | Henderson, Nevada 89012 | 702-454-4848

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