Congregation Ner Tamid is established as the first Reform synagogue in the Las Vegas Valley

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January 1, 1974
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Congregation Ner Tamid breaks ground on Henderson campus

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Originally located on Maryland Avenue, then on Emerson Avenue, the Reform congregation recognized the movement of the Jewish population toward Henderson and Green Valley, and acquired property through the generosity of the Greenspun family to build a campus on Valley Verde Drive.

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October 9, 2005
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Temple Beth Sholom moves to Summerlin

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In 1990, membership at Temple Beth Sholom had dropped due to the population moving outside of downtown Las Vegas toward the west and southeast. Temple Beth Sholom broke ground on a new campus in 1998, and the congregation moved into its new home on August 7, 2000.

 

The Bulletin newsletter from Temple Beth Sholom, February 2000

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August 7, 2000
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Ron Lurie is elected mayor of Las Vegas

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Ron Lurie served as the first Jewish mayor of Las Vegas (1987-1991), followed by Oscar Goodman (1999-2011) and Carolyn Goodman (2011-2019).

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January 1, 1987
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Nathan Adelson Hospice founded

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Nathan Adelson died of cancer in 1978, and within a year his family and associates decided to honor his legacy by establishing a hospice program and facility to "fill gaps in existing community services," providing dignity to end-of-life care.

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January 1, 1979
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Sunrise Hospital founded

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Irwin Molasky, with partners Merv Adelson, Moe Dalitz and Allard Roen, builds Sunrise Hospital on Maryland Avenue.

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January 1, 1958
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Hank Greenspun purchases the Las Vegas Free Press

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With a loan from Nate Mack, Hank Greenspun purchases the publication and changes the name to the Las Vegas Sun. The first issue of the Las Vegas Sun was published on May 21, 1950.

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May 21, 1950
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Las Vegas chapter of Hadassah is established

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With over 100 signatures of charter members, Jewish women in Las Vegas organize an official chapter of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America.

Hadassah charter

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December 16, 1963
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Groundbreaking for new Jewish Community Center at 1600 Oakey Boulevard

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Architect's rendering of new Jewish Community Center

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January 1, 1956
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Building and expanding the Jewish Community Center

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The members of the Jewish community begin fund-raising to build a new campus in 1955. Members performed East Lynne at the Silver Slipper with proceeds benefiting the building fund.

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March 19, 1955
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