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Midbar Kodesh Temple members Cory and Danielle Weinstein and their 2 young children arrived in Las V

Midbar Kodesh Temple members Cory and Danielle Weinstein and their 2 young children arrived in Las Vegas from Simi Valley in the summer 2017. They found our Green Valley synagogue by accident as they were shopping for preschools. They became members in 2018. Cory and Danielle met 14 years ago. Both grew up in Southern California. They spent a lot of time together camping and rock climbing. Early in his career Cory worked as a data analyst for an insurance company. He is a part owner in Bass Brushes, a family owned L.A. business. As the VP of Operations, Cory and the family moved to Las Vegas with the company, which specializes in manufacturing and distributing many types of hair care and bod

Mazel Tov 2020 Grads!

Leah Sussman, daughter of Midbar Kodesh Temple members Laura Sussman and Wendy Kraft, graduated from the Yale University master's program in public health with a emphasis in health policy. She will begin working for RTI International, a nonprofit research institute in Boston. Leah earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Occidental College in Los Angeles in Diplomacy and World Affairs. Prior to attending Yale, Leah worked for Kraft-Sussman Funeral Service, AmeriCorps, and Immunize Nevada. She is also licensed funeral director. Chloe Lelchuk, granddaughter to Midbar's Al and Ruth Lelchuk, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where she received a B.A. in both Media Studie

Midbar Kodesh Temple has never closed

Midbar Kodesh Temple has never closed. One of my colleagues recently posted a note on his Facebook page about our current predicament. Rabbi Josh Heller noted that maybe people have been asking, “when are we going to open the synagogue again?” I too have had many people reach out and ask that very same question. Rabbi Heller’s response, one to which I most heartedly agree with, was that in fact, we have never been closed. The building has been closed, but we are so much more than a building. Our worship services during the week and on Shabbat have continued unabated on Zoom and Facebook live. We continue to hold classes on Zoom. Our ECC and Religious school continued to connect with our

Demian and Jana Gitnacht moved from St. Paul, Minnesota to Las Vegas in November 2018 to be closer t

Demian and Jana Gitnacht moved from St. Paul, Minnesota to Las Vegas in November 2018 to be closer to family who live in Henderson. They met in 2013, were married in 2017, and just welcomed their first child in December last year. Demian is a physician working in Henderson. He completed his residency in Family Medicine in Minnesota and then completed a fellowship in Occupational & Environmental Medicine and a fellowship in Sleep Medicine. While in Minnesota he also completed his Master’s in Public Health through the University of Minnesota. During this pandemic, he has been seeing patients with COVID-19 both in clinic and virtually from home. Jana holds a Bachelor’s in Marketing and works wi

Marci Riceberg Altman and Joel Altman were both raised in Las Vegas and have been members of Midbar

Marci Riceberg Altman and Joel Altman were both raised in Las Vegas and have been members of Midbar Kodesh Temple for almost 2 decades. The Altmans were married at MKT in 2006. Their children Noah, Chase and Dax, younger brothers to Drew, are graduates of Midbar Kodesh Temple's Early Childhood Center. The three are enrolled in MKT Religious School with Noah's Bar Mitzvah scheduled for later this year. Marci has always been active at Midbar Kodesh Temple, serving as one of the first USY Youth Directors as well as the Religious School Director. She worked in the office as one of MKT's administrative assistants and answers the phone during religious school hours. Marci also plays an integral

Jonathan and Dayna Eisen have been members of Midbar Kodesh Temple since their 2018 wedding, but the

Midbar Kodesh Temple members Jonathan and Dayna Eisen have been members of Midbar Kodesh Temple since their 2018 wedding, but their Midbar Kodesh roots go deeper than than that, as three generations of Eisens go back to when Midbar Kodesh Temple became a synagogue. Jonathan arrived in Las Vegas when he was 3 years old, when his parents, Andy and Diane Eisen, returned home after medical studies took the family to Chicago, Illinois and Scottsdale, Arizona. Jonathan attended MKT ECC and MKT Religious School and celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Midbar Kodesh Temple. He often helped out with the audio and video equipment. He was an active MKT USYer and still shows up to help at large USY events. In

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

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