Healing Service 

with Rabbi Sanford Akselrad and

Cantor Jessica Hutchings 

Stay connected with

Rabbi Sanford Akselrad and Cantor Jessica Hutchings 

Shabbat Service ~ July 31

Sermon: This week features the music of “Shabbat in the Round”.   Rabbi Akselrad will share his thoughts about the central focus of this week’s torah portion Vaetchanan, the meaning of the shema.  The first prayer we learn as a child, the last prayer we recite before we die, the shema is the most widely known prayer, but few know the many layered meanings of this central prayer.

Messages From

Rabbi Sanford Akselrad

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A Prayer By 

Cantor Jessica Hutchings

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Support CNT During COVID-19

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Temple News

Statement To The

Congregation Ner Tamid Community

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Congregation Ner Tamid will be closed to the public.  

Our Temple staff will  be working remotely, if you need anything you can call the Temple office number 702-733-6292 and speak directly to our staff. 



CNT Goes Online 



Maintaining Community and Helping Others 


We are living in a time requiring everyone to be keeping in touch with "extended family." We're reaching out to YOU asking for your assistance in a timely mitzvah. 


Knowing that you, as a trained Friendly Visitor, have a special talent of reaching out and making others feel comfortable, we are inviting you to also be a CNT CONNECTOR. 


If/when you agree to be involved with this exceptional group, Roberta will forward names, along with phone numbers, of a few congregants that you agree be in touch with on a weekly basis, for the duration of the pandemic.


Just think how good folks will feel knowing someone outside their home cares about them.  They may need a ride to a doctor's appointment or just a ride to the grocery store.


Don’t worry about what to say— a suggested script will be written for you. You may hear information from those you talk with, if they are in need, that you will want to share with Roberta. Please let her know and she will determine who is the best person to follow up with the congregant.


When you think about this—it’s truly a MITZVAH to be involved this way. 

Together we make CNT a special place to belong, for EVERYONE. 


If you wish to participate in this project, please let Roberta know ASAP



Virtual Programing Options: 

Zoom - Zoom.us

Congregation Ner Tamid Facebook - https://bit.ly/33Sf2OP

Rabbi Akselrad Facebookhttps://bit.ly/2xqwZrO

Cantor Jessica Hutchings Facebook https://bit.ly/2WMu07u


Youtube - Youtube.com




Coming Soon!


Laila Tov Song and Story Time, 

Join Cantor Jessica Hutchings and Emmett Hutchings on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00pm 


Hebrew Bootcamp - Returning in August

High Holy Days BOOT CAMP,

Congregation Ner Tamid's "Spiritual Gym: invites your to our five week HHD Boot Camp.  Facilitated by the kindest "Drill Sergeants" you'll ever meet: Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Rabbi Cookie Lea Olshein and Cantor Jessica Hutchings on Tuesdays, August 11, 18, 25 September 1 and 8  at 5:30 pm.               





ZOOM THROUGH SUMMER WITH PAM POSTER, Introduction to Judaism and Introduction to Hebrew

Join Pam Poster on Wednesdays,  July 15 - August 19  (Judaism 6pm - 7pm and Hebrew 7pm - 8pm) 

Click here to Register or contact the CNT office to enroll 702-733-6292



























Adult Education with Pam Poster

Crash Course in Jewish History from 6pm - 7pm and Hebrew, Level 1 from 7:15pm - 8:15 on 

Wednesdays, September 2 - December 9

Click here to Register or contact the CNT office to enroll 702-733-6292


Weekly Schmooze,

Join Cantor Jessica Hutchings and Rabbi Sanford Akselrad on Thursdays at Noon





Hebrew Bootcamp, - Returning in August 

Laila Tov Song and Story Time, 

Join Cantor Jessica Hutchings and Emmett Hutchings on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00pm


Shabbat Sing,

Join Cantor Jessica Hutchings via Zoom.us on Friday's at 11:00 am

Shabbat Services,

Join Rabbi Sanford Akselrad and Cantor Jessica Hutchings on Friday, August 7 at 7:00 pm           


Sermon: Why Comedian Seth Rogen’s Comments on Israel are No Laughing Matter... @sethrogen 

In promoting his new film on HBO Comedian Seth Rogen has gotten himself into quite a pickle…   His controversial comments on a renown podcast have caused some heated debate regarding whether his views are misinformed, intended to be humorous or reflective of many young American Jews when it comes to Israel. 


Mishkan T'filah Prayer Books 

Yahrzeit List 08/02 - 08/08/2020

Kaddish List  08/02 - 08/08/2020


Torah Study,

Join Rabbi Sanford Akselrad for Torah Study on Saturday, August 8 at 8:45 am via Zoom.com 

Meeting ID: (501 821.9623) Password (181818)    

Shabbat Morning Services, 

Join Rabbi Sanford Akselrad and Cantor Jessica Hutchings 

Torah text and leyning,

Join Cantor Jessica Hutchings 

Our Jewish Heritage,

Creating our own Ethical Wills for our children

We will now review "The Best of Pirke Avot" as a precursor to creating our own "maxims for a better life" to future generations (a modern "Pirke Avot/Imahot")  

THIS and coming Saturdays, a few people each week will share their 3 favorite Pirke Avot maxims, and we will discuss why they are "among the best".   Afterwards, we will ask each volunteer participant to present several 'maxims for a better life' they would like to pass along to their own children and grandchildren. This exercise will hopefully spark the creation of a complete "Ethical Will" -- the Jewish tradition of writing sage advice to one's children.

Join Saturday's Ethical Will - Pirke Avot Here

If the link doesn't work, log on to Zoom.us and Join Meeting # 885 1312 7793 and enter Password 181818 (triple chai)

Virtual Service for CNT Family & Friends

At this unprecedented time, when we are being asked to distance ourselves from one another socially, our tradition teaches us to find new and creative ways to keep our community intact.  





In partnership with Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Temple Isaiah, Temple Israel of Hollywood, and University Synagogue of Los Angeles, we are proud to announce the creation of a new and exciting virtual web community designed to share all of our collective online resources and activities with Las Vegas/Henderson and the greater LA Jewish community and provide you and your family with a virtual Jewish community until the prohibition is lifted. There will be programming for all ages, from toddler to older adults, with lots of opportunities to interact with our clergy as well as that of the other three synagogues. 


It’s easy to participate. All events will take place on any one of the following video/meeting platforms:


Facebook Live (must have Facebook account)

Google Hangout 


Need Help? We are offering an orientation on how to best use this website this Tuesday, March 17 at 12pm. Click HERE for Orientation

Please note that this website is constantly updating to please check it often.


Family Activities: Resources for art projects, cooking, music and video to watch, book reading, song sessions, storytelling (Shlomo Stories), Jewish learning together, and more.


Spiritual Nourishment: Daily meditation, Yoga, music and song, Torah and Talmud study, and more.


Educational Opportunities: Weekly Torah study, Hebrew learning, adult education classes, book clubs, and more.


Resources: Preschool, K-7, Teens, Adults, Families, Recommendations of books, shows, podcasts to binge. Resources for Jewish educational experiences and activities for one or more.


Your clergy in Henderson and across LA are committed to providing our Jewish community with opportunities to meet and gather, even if they are virtual. Join us! 

Who We Are

Welcome to Congregation Ner Tamid (CNT), a dynamic Jewish community! Our members are friendly and diverse and we offer wonderful activities for people of all ages and interests. We are a family of families committed to Judaism from generation to generation (l’Dor v’Dor). Check out our worship services and our many educational and social events and experience the spiritual and intellectual richness of our community!


Membership ensures access to outstanding programs and events such as: traditional and creative worship; lifelong learning opportunities; social, educational and spiritual programming for each generation and inter-generational; formal Jewish education for youth and adults; superb Holiday celebrations; and Chavurot groups for every age: Mommy & Me (and Daddy Too!), youth groups starting in 3rd grade, NextGen, Our Generation, and Senior Social Club! We also have a variety of ways for you to get involved in our Jewish community, and the greater community in the Las Vegas Valley: Sisterhood, Mensch Club, Social Action Committee, organizing and hosting community-wide observances and celebrations, Family Connection, helping shelter Family Promise families, community garden, blood drives, Mitzvah Day, political forums, leadership training and development, and a plethora of additional programs.


Please, explore our site, call the office, but most especially, please come to a Friday night or Saturday morning Shabbat service or other event that interests you. Once you join us, you will find why Congregation Ner Tamid is A Special Place to Belong!

Our Mission

The mission of Congregation Ner Tamid is to provide meaningful religious services, life-long Jewish learning opportunities, cultural programs and social activities in order to perpetuate and advance Reform Judaism. Visit the About Us page to read about the goals that fulfill our mission.


Make the transition from work to the weekend with us. Discover the joys of Shabbat at our joyous service, every Friday at 7:00 p.m, unless otherwise noted. If you can't make it in person,

please enjoy our recorded service.

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