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Las Vegas | Israeli American Council: archived website, 2016 to 2017

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Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Web Archive
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Collection Number: MS-01045
Collection Name: Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Web Archive
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Israeli American Council (Las Vegas, Nev.)

The mission of the Israeli American Council (IAC) of Las Vegas is to support the local Israeli-American community and "to strengthen the Jewish and Israeli identity of the next generation, engage in outreach to the Jewish-American community at large, and reinforce support for Israel." IAC has programs to teach children, college students, and adults about Israeli language and culture. IAC also provides volunteer opportunities and holds a festival and other events centered on Israeli culture and Jewish holidays.

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Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival

Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival was founded around 2001 by Joshua Abbey. It shows international films, including dramas, comedies, documentaries, and experimental films. The 14th LVJFF was held January 10 to 25, 2015 and was produced by Desert Space Foundation and the Adelson Educational Campus. Major support was provided by the Adelson Family Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, and the Israeli American Council.

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Pamphlet from the 8th annual Jewish Family Service Agency Tsedakah event, 2015




This pamphlet contains statistics about Jewish Family Service Agency services provided to the community, and sponsorship advertisements from local businesses.


Transcript of interview with Martin, Linda, and Robert Wilner by Barbara Tabach, May 10 & 24, 2016




During the early 1970s, the boom of Las Vegas included many single people following family who had already settled there. Among those was Martin (Marty) Wilner. Marty?s parents were Leo and Mickey Wilner. Leo moved to Las Vegas to become the Executive Director at Temple Beth Sholom, the only synagogue in town. Marty, who was born and raised in California, had recently earned his doctorate in psychology at the University of Houston. He became a counselor at UNLV. Not long after, Marty met Linda at a Jewish Singles event. Linda was a divorced, mother of three children, who had moved from California to find comfort in living near her parents. Robert Wilner is one of her three children. He was adopted by Marty and works with his mother in the real estate business. In this interview, they recall together the Las Vegas of the 1970s. For Robert, he remembers his bar mitzvah, and growing up with Jewish friends under the careful eye of his grandparents. As an adult, he has enjoyed a successful career as a real estate agents working with his mother. For Linda, the success of real estate was being part of one of the most robust housing markets in the country. She and Robert recall an extensive list of visionaries who developed the valley, as well as the inherent challenges of water, unions and maintaining their high level of ethics.