David Torjman

Iris and David Torjman, 2016
Iris and David Torjman, 2016

In 1964, David Torjman was a young Hebrew school teacher and was recruited to teach at Temple Beth Sholom. Soon he met Iris Schwartz who had moved to Las Vegas to live with her aunt. Less than two years later David proposed to Iris in Jack Entratter's suite at the Sands; had a New York wedding and then a local wedding thrown by the Sisterhood at Temple Beth Sholom.

David was born and raised in Morocco and was educated in trades at the ORT Vocational School in Fez, Morocco. He then studied at Sunderland Talmudical College in England before immigrating to the United States. After retiring from teaching in 1975, he then worked for Jerry Hory's Hock Shop and later became a dealer for the Rainbow Club and the Tropicana.


Torjman, David and Iris. Interview, 12 November 2015. Transcript, OH-02572. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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