The Congregation Ner Tamid Records are comprised of annual reports, congregation bulletins, booklets, and digital and physical photographs documenting the history of Southern Nevada synagogue, Congregation Ner Tamid (CNT) from approximately 1974 to 2018. The collection includes two digital videos of CNT's final service at their Emerson Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada location before moving to Valle Verde Drive in Henderson, Nevada. The collection contains a digital copy of a CNT scrapbook from 1974 to 1978 and recordings of original music used for CNT's services in 2016. The collection includes annual reports that highlight the synagogue's annual finances and major activities throughout the year and CNT's community newsletters.
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The Congregation Ner Tamid Records (approximately 1974-2018) contain annual reports that highlight major activities hosted by Congregation Ner Tamid (CNT), membership information, and financial information. Records also include congregation bulletins, booklets, and digital photographs documenting the history of Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada. The booklets in the collection range from the history of CNT to programs and awards sponsored by the congregation like "Mensch of the Year" and "Women of Valor." The collection also includes a digitized copy of a scrapbook documenting the founding of Congregation Ner Tamid in 1974, recordings of original music used for CNT's services in 2016, as well as two digital videos of CNT's final service at the Emerson Avenue location on December 9, 2005.
Congregation Ner Tamid (CNT) was founded in 1974 by a group of families who wanted to establish a Reform synagogue in Las Vegas, Nevada. The congregation originally met in homes, churches, and at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. High Holy Days were held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In the 1980s, they built a synagogue on Emerson Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada. CNT has actively worked with other local synagogues, churches, and organizations to provide charitable services for the community. CNT also has active programs including Interfaith programs on Chanukkah, Passover, and the High Holy Days. In 2001 the CNT Board of Trustees embarked on a capital campaign to build a new campus and learning center. In 2005 CNT created the Greenspun Campus for Jewish Life, Learning, and Spiritual Renewal. On February 25, 2007 CNT opened their new location on 55 N. Valle Verde Drive in Henderson, Nevada.
"Congregation Ner Tamid," Congregation Ner Tamid, accessed November 06, 2019, https://www.lvnertamid.org/
Materials are arranged as they were received.
Congregation Ner Tamid Records, approximately 1974-2018. MS-00812. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated in 2016 by Mandy Unger Wadkins and in 2019 by David D. Weinstein and Barbara Tabach; accession numbers 2016-041, 2019-093, 2021-062.
In 2016, Tammi Kim minimally processed the collection during accessioning and created the finding aid in ArchivesSpace. Audiovisual content from two optical discs were transferred and access copies created. In 2019, Tammi Kim transferred files off of one optical disc and updated the finding aid. In 2021, Tammi Kim processed the 2021 addition, including transferring files off of one optical disc, and updated the finding aid.
Some items in this collection are digital surrogates. The donor retained the original items.