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Mimi Katz

Photographof Adele Salton (Baratz), Mimi Katz and Florence Frost at a gala, 2000

Miriam "Mimi" Katz (1926-2015) was a convention sales and community relations representative and community activist in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born Miriam Goldberg on April 25, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts, she married George Katz and moved to Las Vegas in 1957. She briefly worked for Clark County School District until she began having children. After her three daughters grew older, Katz worked in convention sales for the Las Vegas Hilton, Sands, and Sahara hotels. During the 1980s she handled community relations for the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas and worked with Edythe Katz-Yarchever to develop and manage the Federation's Holocaust education program, which later became the Sperling Kronberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center. Katz also volunteered many hours to numerous charitable, community, civic, educational, Jewish, and Democratic organizations and causes. Temple Beth Sholom, Easter Seals, Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Brandeis University-Las Vegas Chapter, and Volunteers in Medicine are some of the organizations she was involved in. She also worked on both of Bill Clinton's presidential campaigns and organized candidate nights at Temple Beth Sholom during elections. Mimi Katz passed away on April 11, 2015.

"In Memory of Mimi Katz." Dignity Memorial. Accessed June 18, 2015. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Mimi-K....

Juhl, Wesley. "Mimi Katz, 88, remembered for life of service." Las Vegas Review Journal. April 14, 2015. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/mimi-katz-88-remembered-life...

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