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The Broth Family have been members of Midbar Kodesh Temple for 14 years.

The Broth Family have been members of Midbar Kodesh Temple for 14 years. Andrea and Mitch moved from Hackensack, NJ to Henderson, NV in December 2003 with their 3½ year old son, Sam. Andrea was 6½ months pregnant with their daughter, Carly. Some of Mitch’s f amily were already living in the Las Vegas area. Mitch was working at the Israel Discount Bank (IDB) in New York City as a relationship manager. He decided to interview with Wells Fargo in Las Vegas and was offered a similar position. It was a difficult decision, especially for Andrea, since most of her family resided in NY. Andrea was working at home as a tax accountant but her due date with Carly was March 15th (corporate tax deadline)

ECC Director Wendy Roselinsky Welcomes Kindergarten to Early Childhood Center at Midbar Kodesh Templ

Camp Shemesh at Midbar Kodesh Temple recently finished a successful run at the synagogue and proved to be a model regarding safety protocols to protect the children and staff during the pandemic. Much time was spent with a group made up of doctors, lawyers and educators on the best way to offer a safe environment above the standards set by the CDC. With no touch thermometers in hand, and a morning line up of teachers lifting toddlers out of their child seats and walking them into the building, almost 40 children ages 18 to pre-K and staff enjoyed a 6 week program filled with fun and learning. “We can do this,” said Educational Director Wendy Roselinsky. “We can open the preschool in Augu

MKT Virtual and In Person Services and Events

During the last few months that have kept us separated physically from synagogue life the members of Midbar Kodesh Temple have found ways to connect. Rabbi Bradley Tecktiel said that what has helped so many of the congregants during these difficult times is the strength of our community and the gift of togetherness, even if that togetherness is over Zoom and Facebook Live. He said that “it has been heartening to see the ways the community has remained connected and supportive. We have been able to continue to worship, study, and even socialize together. We have celebrated simchas and have joined virtual hands in moments of sadness, as Midbar congregants joined in a bar mitzvah, shiva minyan

Judie and Neal Lewis arrived in Las Vegas in 1979

Judie and Neal Lewis arrived in Las Vegas in 1979 from Encino, CA after meeting in Los Angeles and getting married in 1970. Judie is originally from Philadelphia, PA where she taught elementary school after graduating from Temple University with a Masters Degree in Education. After moving to Los Angeles, Judie continued her studies at Cal State Northridge in Special Education becoming a teacher of the deaf and hearing impaired. Both Judie and Neal are fluent in American Sign Language. Judie & Neal Lewis at the Torah Walk - March 26, 2000 Neal is originally from Milwaukee, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, moving to Los Angeles in 1968. He is a licensed CPA in Wisco

Join Rabbi Tecktiel for the final novel in the summer's book club series on Sunday, July 26 on l

“Memento Park” is a story of restitution, of a man seeking to recover a painting he believes was looted from his family in Hungary during World War II. This art themed novel revolves around history, relationships and the painting "Budapest Street Scene" by Hungarian Ervin Laszlo Kalman. Matt Santos is a non-practicing Jew and a first generation American. His father, with whom he has a difficult relationship, immigrated from Hungary in the 1950s. Matt is both surprised and puzzled when he is contacted about a missing painting that has recently resurfaced after its disappearance during World War II. The painting may have been stolen from Matt's family, and he may be the rightful heir – but onl

Jill and Mike Bell have been members of Midbar Kodesh Temple since 2010

Jill and Mike Bell have been members of Midbar Kodesh Temple since 2010 while their daughter Charley, now 15, was enrolled in preschool at the Early Childhood Center. Mike came to Las Vegas from Houston in 1995 and Jill arrived in 1998 from Campbell, California. They met while Jill was in Las Vegas on vacation. After a long distance romance Jill moved to Las Vegas and they were married. Mike grew up in Phoenix, AZ and attended college on an athletic scholarship at Florida State University. He threw shot put, which he continues to do to this day in Masters Meets. Mike competed in the Maccabiah Games for the US. He’s worked in real estate his entire professional career, working for new home bu

Mitzvah Minyan

Life for many Midbar Kodesh Temple congregants has been upended due to the on-going pandemic. So many of us depend on structure and now it seems that every day is different for so many. But a group of congregants have successfully been putting some structure back into the lives of the congregation. Each Sunday, Monday, and Thursday they share a mitzvah by ensuring the presence of a morning weekday minyan for the membership through Zoom. This selfless gesture enables those who desire to recite kaddish for a loved one to do so. Blessings and prayer help us begin the day with the structure that is so absent from our daily lives. It can restore peace to those who seek it. Could we have ever ima

Marv Abramson, with his wife Gail, of blessed memory, moved to Las Vegas in March 2000

Marv Abramson, with his wife Gail, of blessed memory, moved to Las Vegas in March 2000 from Omaha, Nebraska, where he lived for 62 years. They joined Midbar Kodesh Temple in 2001, and traveled to Israel with a synagogue group in 2005. In Omaha, Marv, Gail, and their children were members of Omaha's Beth El conservative community. Their children, now adults, were part of the USY program there. Marv retired as a layout foreman from Western Electric, which became known as Omaha Works, a major supplier of cable and apparatus for the Bell System. The plant took on many lives and finally closed in 2011. You will meet Marv at the front door of Midbar's sanctuary, as he has welcomed Shabbat guests

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