When I was a senior in high school, we had a week off when the rest of schools were still in session. A bunch of us decided we were going to visit some of our old teachers from middle school. I remember walking into my old elementary school building and strolling through the hallways for the first time since I left after eighth grade. It was only four years but the hallways that I once saw as long and wide suddenly appeared strangely narrow and short, almost claustrophobic
What is our ultimate fate? What happens when we die? I think I can safely say that we have all asked ourselves this question at some point in our lives. Perhaps as we age, we ask it more frequently. It is human nature to want to understand our origins, our place in this world and our “final” destination. Judaism, like most religions, has something to say about our end of days. In fact, Judaism has a lot to say about it. Many of us think we know what Jewish tradition says abou
Hi Midbar Kodesh Temple! We are Joyce and Mort Smith, most recently from Rolling Hills Estates, CA. Mort retired from his first career as a Technical & Management Consultant after 41 years, and in 1995 he went on to become an Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist teaching aerobics classes and serving as a personal trainer primarily for Seniors. Joyce is a retired Operating Room Nurse who worked for about 21 years at several hospitals and free-standing surgery centers in the Lo
Brianna Borden Brianna is a graduating senior at Las Vegas Academy and will be attending UNLV later this year. She is the daughter of longtime Midbar Kodesh Temple members Michael and Leslie Silverstein. Brianna is a former Midbar Kodesh Temple Religious School student who celebrated her Bat Mitzvah here in 2014. Marcos Banchik Marcos graduated this month with a dual degree in Computer Science and Business Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Albany, New York.
Katrina, or Kat, as most people call her, is a Las Vegas Native. She currently works for the Anti-Defamation League as the Education Director. Before that, she taught high school Social Studies. When she isn’t working she enjoys spending time with friends and family hiking, attending concerts and music festivals, and traveling. Make sure to say "hi" when you see her around, Midbar Kodesh!