LAS VEGAS –Jewish Nevada, a nonprofit organization that serves as the representative organization for the more than 70,000 Jews in Nevada, is hosting its Annual Meeting virtually on January 12. The meeting, which starts at 6 p.m., will welcome new board members while also presenting honors to outstanding leaders in the Nevada Jewish community.
Abigail Millan of Las Vegas is being presented the Young Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by the David L. Simon Foundation, which recognizes a young adult who has demonstrated commitment to the Jewish community through involvement, leadership, and personal achievements.
Additionally, Jewish Nevada will recognize three local community members: Rabbi Sara Zober of Reno is being awarded the Jewish Communal Professional of the Year Award, which is presented to an outstanding community professional; Les Gilbert of Las Vegas is being named the Mensch Volunteer of the Year for being an outstanding volunteer; and Susan Dubin of Henderson is being recognized with the Jewish Educator of the Year Award for being an outstanding educator. These three individuals will each receive a $1,000 cash prize to be donated to a Jewish organization of their choice.
The virtual event will also feature a performance by Israeli singer/songwriter Gilad Vital.
“We are incredibly honored and excited to be able to say, ‘thank you’ and recognize wonderful community members for their efforts this past year at our Annual Meeting,” said Jewish Nevada President & CEO Stefanie Tuzman. “We look forward to 2021 and the great steps Nevada’s Jewish community is making as we continue our mission to invest, enrich and ensure the vibrancy and continuity of Jewish life in Nevada, Israel and around the world.”
Nevada attendees who register by January 4 will receive a special gift from the organization.
About Jewish Nevada
Jewish Nevada is Nevada’s Jewish Federation, serving as the representative organization for the 70,000 Jews in Nevada. It is the only organization charged with assessing and addressing the needs of the entire community. Jewish Nevada works diligently to build a vibrant community and sustain Jewish life throughout Nevada, Israel, and around the world. It is committed to the values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world); Tzedakah (righteousness and philanthropy); and G’milut Hasadim (acts of kindness and service).