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.
Irwin Molasky, with partners Merv Adelson, Moe Dalitz and Allard Roen, builds Sunrise Hospital on Maryland Avenue.
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.
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.
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.
A successful fund-raising endeavor provided the money to construct the Las Vegas Jewish Community Center at 1229 Carson Street. The congregation would outgrow this facility less than a decade later.
The Northern Club on East Fremont Street was the first establishment in Las Vegas to receive a gaming license.
If it’s true that most of our personal histories will be forgotten within one and half generations of our passing, then the work an oral historian has great purpose. From the oral histories collected so far for this project, a picture of early Las Vegas is developing. What was it like for early Jews who settled here? How did they meet and offer friendship to each other? There was no synagogue.