Shelley Berkley (former U.S. Representative and Regent of the Nevada System of Higher Education) and Art Marshall (long-time Las Vegas businessman, banker, and former Nevada Gaming commissioner) have agreed to serve as co-chairs for the Board of Advocates for the Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project launched by the UNLV University Libraries in August 2014. The Board of Advocates is comprised of prominent leaders in the Southern Nevada Jewish Community who provide significant assistance for the project in the form of public advocacy or financial support. There will be at least 10 Advocates but no more than 25. This is one of four community advisory boards that will support the project.
The Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project is envisioned as a three-year project. As part of the project, the UNLV Libraries will collect and preserve historical materials about the Southern Nevada Jewish community and make them available online in a dynamic web portal that will support research, teaching, and learning.