In January 1995 Midbar Kodesh Temple became the second Conservative temple in the area and held its first services in January.
Congregation Ner Tamid is the second oldest Jewish synagogue in southern Nevada and the largest Reform congregation in the state. It was founded in 1974.
The Las Vegas hearing of the Kefauver Committee sought to uncover organized crime in 14 cities. Las Vegas was less than illuminating but involved several high profile Jewish casino owners.
The Nevada Test Site was established on January 11, 1951. Nuclear testing at the site began soon -- on January 27, 1951.
The population of Las Vegas is listed at approximately 8400 in 1940. It is estimated that 100 of those residents were Jewish.
The Yom Kippur War is also known as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and was fought from Oct 6 to 25, 1973.
On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared "the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the Staet of Israel."
The Boulder Canyon Act authorized the construction of the Boulder Dam and signaled a time of "boom" for the Las Vegas valley.
Benjamin Siegel oversaw the building of the Flamingo for a group of mostly Jewish investors. It opened on December 26, 1946. Siegel was murdered in June 1947.
The four-year construction on Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam) began in 1931 during the Great Depression.