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Transcript of bus tour of "Jewish Las Vegas" by Temple Beth Sholom, May 17, 2015

Date
2015-05-17
Description

Temple Beth Sholom organized and led a bus tour of parts of Las Vegas that are significant in local Jewish history. Stops on the tour included Woodlawn Cemetery and the former Temple Beth Sholom campus on Oakey Boulevard. Narrator Arlene Blut gives the overview of the Jewish community, and Rabbi Felipe Goodman talks to tour participants at the cemetery. Former Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman speaks at the old synagogue along with Josh Abbey, whose mother created the stained glass windows at the temple.

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Audio clip from interview with Daryl Alterwitz, November 8, 2014

Date
2014-11-08
Description

Part of an interview with Daryl Alterwitz on November 8, 2014. In this clip, Alterwitz describes moving to Las Vegas as a teenager with his family, and meeting his good friend Robert Engel at Valley High School.

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Audio clip from interview with Harry Sax, April 8, 2015

Date
2015-04-08
Archival Collection
Description

Part of an interview with Harry Sax on April 8, 2015. In this clip, Sax talks about bringing the Arby's franchise to Las Vegas in the 1960s after doing market research on the population here. He and his partner realized the correlation between disposable income and access to retail that allowed them to be successful.

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Audio clip from interview with Mark Fine, November 18, 2014

Date
2014-11-18
Archival Collection
Description

Part of an interview with Mark Fine on November 18, 2014. In this clip, Fine talks his relationship with his former father-in-law, Hank Greenspun.

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Audio clips from interview with Sari and Paul Aizley, November 13, 2015

Date
2015-11-13
Description

In these clips, Paul and Sari Aizley discuss their involvement in the Las Vegas community through Paul's work at UNLV continuing education, and Sari's work with student journalists and the CLASS! newspaper.

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Audio clips from interview with Mike Unger, January 21, 2016

Date
2016-01-21
Archival Collection
Description

In these clips, Mike Unger discusses his career at Caesars under the management of Cliff Perlman, bringing boxing to the Strip, and the involvement of Jews, Italians and Mormons in the casino industry.

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Audio clip from interview with Rabbi Yocheved Mintz, March 11, 2015

Date
2015-03-11
Description

In this audio clip, Rabbi Mintz talks about attending a class at the Academy for Jewish Religion in California, which helped her realize a lifelong dream to become a rabbi.

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Audio clip from interview with Robert D. "Bob" Fisher by Barbara Tabach, January 8, 2015

Date
2015-01-08
Archival Collection
Description

Part of an interview with Robert D. "Bob" Fisher on January 08, 2015. In this clip, Fisher discusses his time in Las Vegas and his involvement with Temple Beth Sholom.

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Audio clip of interview with Sharon Walker by Barbara Tabach, October 8, 2014

Date
2014-10-08
Description

Part of an interview with Sharon Walker on October 8, 2014. In this clip, Sharon Walker is talks about family and life in Las Vegas.

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Audio clip from interview with Bernie and Barbara Kaufman by Barbara Tabach, October 27, 2014

Date
2014-10-27
Description

Part of an interview with Bernie (Bernard) and Barbara Kaufman on October 27, 2014. In this clip, the Kaufmans reflect upon their decision to move to Las Vegas.

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