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Dispatch from Israel Day 2

What Is a Partnership Region? I realized that many of you may not know what I was referring to as a “Partnership Region” in my first dispatch. Since it is the purpose of my visit I thought I would explain it before moving on to sharing a little about my day. Many major cities in the United States are paired or partnered with cities or regional councils in Israel. The idea is that people who live in Las Vegas make a direct and lasting connection with people in a defined area in Israel. Ideally, we partner on everything from economics to culture to education and more. As I mentioned yesterday, our partnership region is Ramat Hanegev. It is made up of fifteen of the smaller communities in the d

Dispatch from Israel #1

As many of you know, I am currently in Israel. Many have asked what I am doing in Israel, so I want to send a few dispatches to share a little information about the trip. The purpose of the trip was to visit Las Vegas’ partnership region in Israel. For the past several years we have engaged in a partnership with the Ramat Hanegev Region of Israel. The Ramat Hanegev Regional Council is the government organization that oversees fifteen small communities in the Negev. Geographically it makes up twenty-two percent of the land of Israel, but demographically there are only seventy-five hundred people that live within the area. The villages, kibbutzim and small development towns that make up

The History of Jewish Music

Cantor Daniel Gale will host five presentations on the History of Jewish Music beginning Thursday, October 25 from 7pm to 8pm at Midbar Kodesh Temple. In the first presentation, entitled "The Golden Age of Hazzanut," Cantor Gale will introduce the period between the world wars when the art of "Hazzanut," the vocally virtuosic cantorial interpretation of the prayer liturgy, flourished in Eastern Europe and America. He will share the recordings of such great hazzanim as Zavel Kwartin, Mordechai Hershman, Joseph "Yossele" Rosenblatt, Moshe Koussevitzky, as well as Richard Tucker and Alberto Mizrahi. Other lecture dates and topics include Al Jolsen’s “The Jazz Singer and the Jewish-American

Human Trafficking in Las Vegas

Hadassah of Southern Nevada will share a special program on Human Trafficking in Las Vegas, which has been identified as a "most likely destination" city for Human Trafficking. The program, scheduled at Midbar Kodesh Temple on October 28 at 2 p.m., will tell of the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of reproductive slavery, commercial sexual exploitation, and forced labor as it occurs in the state of Nevada. It is widely recognized as a modern-day form of slavery. Human Trafficking includes the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, or deception. While all forms

Book Club To Feature "Hidden Ones - A Veil of Memories" on October 21

"Hidden Ones - A Veil of Memories," a perilous adventure story from the 17th century when most of the Americas were ruled by Spain, is this month's selection for Midbar Kodesh Temple's book club scheduled at the synagogue on Sunday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. Earlier this month author Marcia Fine was a guest at the synagogue and shared some insight into her novels and writing experiences and spoke about this award winning book, published in 2017. According to the review by "Serious Reading" the book explores the lengths the Crespin family must go to evade religious persecution for secretly practicing Judaism during the Mexican Inquisition. The novel, based on an actual case, tells how the fa

Mazel Tov Misha Montgomery and the Montgomery family!

Misha Victoria (Malka) Montgomery will be called to the Torah at Midbar Kodesh Temple in October. Misha will be the first person in her family to have an official B'nei Mitzvah ceremony in over 100 years because her mother’s part of the family is originally from the former USSR, and because of political factors, were not able to practice Judaism openly. The last B'nei Mitzvah in Misha's family was sometime in the late 1800s. Misha’s parents, Helen Zaikina-Montgomery and Micheal Montgomery, members of Midbar Kodesh Temple, are proud and excited for this special occasion and look forward to celebrating their daughter's Bat Mitzvah with family and friends. Misha has been focused on academics si

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