Jewish Family Service Agency (JFSA) founded

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January 1, 1977
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Hillel Chapter founded at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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January 1, 1976
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B'nai B'rith Chapter is established

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January 1, 1943
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SNJHP Web portal coming soon!

Thomas & Mack Center opens at UNLV

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Parry Thomas and Jerome "Jerry" Mack were instrumental in establishing Nevada Southern University, now UNLV. The sports arena was dedicated in their names in 1983.

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December 16, 1983
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Signing of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

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Several Las Vegans were in attendance at the White House for the signing of the Egypt-Israel Treaty.

Jerry Mack outside the White House

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March 26, 1979
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United Jewish Appeal is established in Las Vegas

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Moe Sedway becomes the first leader of the cause in Las Vegas, helping to raise $40,000, which was "the highest per capita contribution made by Jewish people anywhere in the United States" (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1/27/1952). Nationally, the UJA merged with other philanthropic organizations and became the Jewish Federation of North America in 1999.

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January 1, 1948
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Midbar Kodesh Temple founded

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January 1, 1994
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Congregation Ner Tamid begins fund-raising for new synagogue facility

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A campaign began in the early 1980s to raise funds to build a new campus for the growing Reform congregation, moving from Maryland Avenue to Emerson Avenue. Contributions from the likes of Frank Sinatra helped fund the new building.

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March 1, 1983
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