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Our Growing Jewish Community

I have only been in Henderson for ten years. Since our part of Henderson is not much older than that, I am beginning to think of myself as a real native. In the ten years that I have been here, I have watched our Jewish community in Henderson expand, even with the rough economic years of 2008-2011.

One of the signs of growth of the Jewish community of Henderson is the expansion of the availability of fresh Kosher food. Thanks to the efforts of Rabbi Fromowitz of Ahavas Torah, among others, we are finally seeing the benefits of the availability of kosher food.

Winco Market on Stephanie near the 215 has just expanded its offerings to include fresh kosher chicken, brisket, ground beef and more. There is a small sampling of packaged deli and hot dogs. They also have a large selection of kosher cheeses and other dairy items. Lastly, they have added a selection of kosher bakery items including challah, challah rolls and cakes.

Some will balk at the prices and selection, but as we all know these stores work on demand and supply; the more the demand, the more the supply, the wider the variety of products, the cheaper the prices. Both the convenience of having this nearby and the money we save in gas by not having to drive all the way to Summerlin will more than make up for the prices.

It us up to us now to frequent and patronize Winco to show that there is a demand and need for these products. Shop there this week for your kosher table! Shabbat shalom.

Here are some pictures of the new offerings at Winco.

Rabbi Bradley Tecktiel has been Midbar Kodesh Temple's spiritual leader since August 2008. Rabbi Tecktiel was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in May of 1996. He holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one from List College and one from Columbia University. He also holds a Masters of Arts from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

You can follow him on Twitter @RabbiMKT.

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