Never before has it been easier to attend morning minyan and Shabbat and holiday services at Midbar Kodesh Temple. Like to sleep in each morning? Morning minyan is now at 8:00 AM instead of 7:00 AM. Too tired after Shabbat dinner to get in the car and come to MKT? Don’t like to have to shower and get all dressed up? Too hot to get in the car and drive to MKT? Don’t like to drive at night? Now, you can stream in from the comfort of your own homes. Don’t have a prayer
Richard & Suzy Erlich joined Midbar Kodesh Temple when they arrived in Las Vegas from Kotzebue, Alaska in 2010. Kotzebue is 30 miles above the Arctic Circle and Rick says that "we really could see Russia from our front door!" The city itself had about 3200 people when the Erlichs left the area. Rick and Suzy are both retired. Suzy served as the General Manager of KOTZ Radio, the only public radio station in the area with a broadcast area to Russia. She also served as Chairman
Members of Midbar Kodesh Temple since 2011 Linda and Haskell Deutsch were born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Las Vegas in 2000, with stops along the way in New Jersey and South Florida. They are both retired and now play video poker professionally. Linda was a systems analyst for a publishing company. Haskell was a director of claims and insurance in the maritime industry. They have 2 adult children. Jeff is the director of the Seminary Co-op bookstore in Chicago an
COVID-19 Changes Family Promise As We Know It 21 Families are currently being housed at Siegel Suites, 15 as guests of the motels' owners instead of at local churches and synagogue Because there is no school or family day care, job hunting has become more difficult What Has Stayed The Same At Family Promise? Family Promise Staff as committed as ever to help the families back on their feet to find jobs and permanent housing Families cannot make it through the month on Food Sta
Max Hadley Wood, son to Midbar Kodesh Temple members Shira and Adam Wood, will celebrate his bar mitzvah with his family and friends, and entire community via Zoom on Saturday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m. His sister, Kate, and grandparents Judie and Neal Lewis (Henderson) and Sarah and Peter Wood (Australia) will be joined by others logging in on Zoom from Nevada, Arizona, California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, Virginia, England and Australia. The Lewis' are long time members
Midbar Kodesh Temple is built upon the spirit of tikkun olam and in these times of need for our community, our members have stepped up in some remarkable ways. ' MKT members Jeri Weiss and Emily Miller, both students at Adelson Educational Campus (AEC), have been making the world a better place through the printing of 3-D medical devices for local hospitals. Upper School students at AEC are working from home to make medical supplies that can help remedy the shortages as COV
While keeping social distancing she has been out and about finding donors, packaged food items and supplies for the Vegas Community Pantry. This is a small, privately run pantry that was started by 3 women who wanted to help their neighbors. The first week after the quarantine was announced, they fed about 100 families by delivering to homes where people are in need. They gather their items together and when they have enough they ask for requests on line. They can't help e
Where would we be without Zoom? Like so many businesses, organizations and houses of worship, we have come to rely on Zoom to bring us together. During a time when we are social distancing from one another, the ability to see and talk in real time can be the difference between separation and loneliness and unity and companionship. At MKT, we have been using many methods of connecting from email to Facebook to phone calls. Mostly, we have been using Facebook Live and Zoom.
Rabbi Tecktiel says that "Jeff has been at the heart of MKT since the beginning of the shul. He has taken on the role of usher just about every week when he is at services and has been a stalwart of the morning minyan. He is always ready to greet congregants and strangers with a smile and hello." For more than 2 decades Jeffrey has been at the door on Shabbat mornings and Friday evenings as well, greeting the congregants, making all feel welcome, and giving out prayerbooks.