Congratulations to Midbar Kodesh Temple member Dorothy Eisenberg, who was recently honored by Clark County School District administrators and the students, current staff and former educators of the Dorthy Eisenberg Elementary School, in celebration of her upcoming 90th birthday. Dorothy's long-term commitment to the Las Vegas community has been evident in her work to improve education in Las Vegas. In 1991 the elementary school was named for her. Dorothy, spouse of Paul Eisenberg, of blessed memory, is pleased to have a daughter from Israel and a grandson from China travel to Las Vegas to join her in celebration. She has 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
As a local political activist Dorothy served as chapter president of the Las Vegas League of Women Voters. She and her organization coordinated with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in a lawsuit to desegregate the schools in Clark County. She has been active in the Clark County Democratic Party and served as President of the Women's Democratic Club of Clark County.
Dorothy is also a prominent member of the Las Vegas Jewish community. She was the first female President of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, providing a voice for the Jewish community and helping various Jewish organizations. She and Paul established a scholarship fund for trips to Israel and summer Jewish camp. Gifts are still being made from those funds through Jewish Nevada.
In 2006 Dorothy was interviewed for the Women's Research Institute of Nevada. She continues to be an asset to the Midbar Kodesh Temple and the greater community. For more information about Dorothy Eisenberg go to the UNLV Jewish Heritage Digital Library at