Georgia Ames, who with husband Stan Ames, of blessed memory, was one of the first members of the con

Georgia remembers attending Midbar's first services that were held in 1995 at Greenspun Jr. High. With Stan and his daughter Ali they were part of the congregation that moved to Eastern and Cactus Garden, and then to the existing campus in 2000. The family continued to attend services together with their granddaughter Ariana. Ariana attended Midbar's Early Childhood Center, graduating in one of the early 1st grade classes, where Georgia says she was "raised and nurtured by all of the amazing teachers." Ariana is now 15 years old. Georgia came to Las Vegas in 1984 from Encinitas, California. She has a BFA in Studio Art. She shared her talent and love of silk painting with many Midbar Kodesh T

What a Difference a Couple of Months Makes

I checked the exact date I sent my first new post on Facebook. It was December 19, 2019, roughly three months ago. Before that, I had not been on Facebook for over six years. After being on the platform almost from its beginning, I had come to disdain Facebook for many reasons. The past winter, I was “encouraged” to hop back on to help promote MKT and engage with members of the shul and the greater community. I was admittedly very reluctant at first but have since adjusted my attitude. Over the past week and a half, I have come to realize just how important social media can be in a time like this. To be honest, I cannot imagine what life would be like for me and my family without the

Midbar Kodesh Temple members Alan and Donna Weinstein have been married for 51 years.

Midbar Kodesh Temple members Alan and Donna Weinstein have been married for 51 years. Prior to moving to Anthem, Alan practiced Hematology and Medical Oncology for 30 years and was Medical Director of the cancer program for a hospital system in Southern New Jersey. Donna taught elementary school in the early years and, once their children were in school, she started her real estate career in that community. She was a 25 year member of the Board of Realtors. The Weinsteins have 2 adult sons and 6 grandchildren living in southern New Jersey, near Cherry Hill. They joined Midbar Kodesh Temple in February 2016. The Weinsteins belonged to Temple Sinai of Cinnaminson in New Jersey. They joined the

Mitzvahs come in all sizes and shapes and you never know when you will have an opportunity to "

It's those daily little things that our members are so good at. Let's hear from you when you do that mitzvah, see a mitzvah, know that there is a need for a mitzvah! Grocery Shopping Mitzvah: It has been crazy to shop at the grocery stores and big box stores the last few days and particularly if you keep a kosher household, meat and poultry have been hard to come by. In Green Valley our members who use kosher meat and poultry shop at Winco, Trader Joes and Costco. The Doctors family adheres to a strict practice of always leaving a few items on the shelf. Steven Doctors shared that on an early morning TJ run, he found himself standing in front of the meat counter at Trader Joes/Eastern wi

To Our Midbar Kodesh Family

We have made the difficult decision to close our entire Midbar Kodesh Temple campus,, in order to help keep everyone safe and healthy. At this point in time, we plan to remain closed through at least May 15, 2020 and will continue to evaluate this fluid situation. Please keep an eye out for messages from Midbar Kodesh, as in the coming days, we will provide updates and information on re-opening plans. FAQs to help our community navigate through these difficult times Will services be held? Services will not be held at Midbar Kodesh. Rabbi Tecktiel and Cantor Gale will live stream Minyan services at 7:00 AM on Monday and Thursday mornings and 9:00 AM on Sunday mornings through the Midbar Kodes

A Message Regarding Shabbat Services from Rabbi Tecktiel

Shabbat Services tonight at 7:30 PM and Tomorrow at 9:00 AM will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. You will need a Facebook account. Search for Midbar Kodesh Temple. We will have in-person services tonight and tomorrow also, and those that would like to join together while still remaining an appropriate physical distance away from each other are welcome to join us. If you are in the high-risk group, please stay home and join in on the live-stream. If you are not feeling well and have a fever or cough, please stay home and join in on the live stream. This is new to us, so give us some time to get the kinks out. We will likely be doing some form of this for all services and classes o

'Important COVID-19 Update from the Synagogue'

Like many of you, we sit with swirling thoughts and emotions about the COVID- 19 pandemic that is now sweeping across the U.S. This is admittedly scary and daunting for all of us, yet for us, the one element of comfort, and one of the things we love about the Midbar Kodesh Temple community, is our ability to overcome any challenge thrown at us. We must remain careful and vigilant but also calm. In that regard, we wanted to communicate certain decisions we have reached in response to the rapidly evolving circumstances, employing leading practices from the CDC and consultations with the Executive Committee. We will continue with our regularly scheduled religious services, including Tot Shabbat

Ileen Spoor invites you to begin reading the next selection for Midbar Kodesh Temple’s book club whi

"Odessa, Odessa" by Barbara Artson is a beautifully told story that unfolds over decades of the 20th century—a story in which two families, joined in tradition and parted during persecution, will remain bound by their fateful decision to leave Odessa. The story follows the families of two sons from a proud lineage of rabbis and cantors in a shtetl near Odessa in western Russia. Reviews say that the vivid events and rich details of the intricate story are compelling and important. The novel is grounded in meticulous reconstruction of time and place and rich with memorable characters. Author Barbara Artson is a retired psychoanalyst who calls San Francisco her home. She regularly contributes

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