Midbar Kodesh Temple News

September 10, 2020

The Hebrew word for forgiveness is S’licha.  It is the word we use to apologize and ask forgiveness at the same time. This time of year, we should be doing a lot of requesting of forgiveness for the wrongs we have done to others and to God. 

Though the prepara...

September 3, 2020

A little humor for our time.

During this trying pandemic it is often difficult to find a bit of levity and cheer.  My friend and comedian Joel Chasnoff put together this new version of the Vidui/Ashamnu prayer that we recite on Yom Kippur. Enjoy and Shabbat Shalom.


August 25, 2020

All of our members are fabulous, but sometimes there is added recognition to share:

Congratulations to our very own Midbar Kodesh physician members for being recognized in the August 2020 Desert Companion issue highlighting Top Docs:

Dr. Howard Baron

Dr. Neil Braunstein


This week we start the Hebrew month of Elul. Elul is a special month of the calendar. It is the month that leads us into the High Holidays. Around the world the month of Elul is observed in many different ways. In Israel and in many Yeshivot it is called Elul Z’man, or...

August 12, 2020

Hesh and Bobbi Altman have been in Las Vegas for 42 years this summer, arriving in 118 degrees, the hottest July 30th on record. They made an auspicious entrance on the final stretch of Boulder Highway, as their new Volkswagon camper van’s a/c started spitting ice and...

August 12, 2020

Over the past several months many of us having been longing for Jewish spiritual connections. Our own Midbar Kodesh Temple serves all of us as a sacred space to pray, reflect, contemplate, and meditate. Sadly, because of the Coronavirus, many of us have not been able t...

August 4, 2020

Sharon Diamond, Steven Doctors, Nate Diamond and Elizabeth Doctors were recently named as the new staff of Midbar Kodesh Temple’s youth department. Well, not exactly new, rather a return of an awesome team dedicated to promoting education and leadership among the child...

July 31, 2020

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...

July 27, 2020

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 educato...

July 27, 2020

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 streng...

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