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    • Transcript of interview with Michael Saltman by Barbara Tabach, December 16, 2014

    • In this interview, Michael Saltman recounts his family background, his schooling in Michigan, and living abroad in London and Munich. His travels to Israel in 1968 reinforced his connection to Judaism. Saltman and his wife, Sonja, moved to Las...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Margo Mink Colbert by Barbara Tabach, November 11, 2014

    • Interview with Margo Mink Colbert by Barbara Tabach on November 11, 2014. Colbert discusses her upbringing in New York and her schooling at the High School of Performing Arts and Julliard. She is a choreographer and faculty member at the University...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Greg Goussak by Barbara Tabach, May 19, 2015

    • Interview with Greg Goussak by Barbara Tabach on May 19, 2015. In this interview Goussak discusses his upbringing in Las Vegas, including his education in the Clark County School District and his experience with bussing to Sixth Grade Centers as...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project;
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Elliot B. Karp by Barbara Tabach, December 17, 2014

    • Interview with Elliot B. Karp by Barbara Tabach on December 17, 2014. In this interview, Elliot Karp discusses growing up in a culturally Jewish household in New York and becoming more observant in his teenage and college years. He decided, after a...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Walter Weiss by Claytee White, November 2, 2010

    • In this interview, Walter Weiss discusses how Judaism and boxing kept him out of trouble in his youth. Weiss grew up in the Boston area, and started boxing as a teenager. Weiss talks about his boxing training, becoming a runner for a bookmaker, and...
    • Boyer Early Las Vegas History Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Daryl Alterwitz by Barbara Tabach, November 8, 2014

    • Interview transcript with Daryl Alterwitz by Barbara Tabach on November 8, 2014. In this interview Daryl Alterwitz, son of Deanne and Oscar Alterwitz, recalls moving to Las Vegas from Gary, Indiana, for his parents' pursuits in the furniture...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project;
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Elaine Galatz by Barbara Tabach, April 22, 2015

    • Interview with Elaine Galatz by Barbara Tabach on April 22, 2015. In this interview, Galatz talks about growing up in Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin where she was an English major and active in Hillel and the Sigma Delta Tau...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Gilbert D. Yarchever by Claytee White, 2006

    • Gilbert Yarchever was one of nine siblings, born and bred in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He describes the way his mother’s family was granted the last name of “Kurfeersf" by Emperor Franz Joseph (of Austria-Hungary), explains the Seder (the Jewish...
    • Boyer Early Las Vegas History Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Arlene Blut by Barbara Tabach, May 28, 2015

    • In this interview, Arlene discusses her family and important friendships; her relations with and impressions of the disparate Las Vegas Jewish communities; the meaningful ways her Jewish relationships in Duluth, Winnipeg, and Las Vegas intertwine;...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Stuart Mason by Claytee White, November 9, 2006

    • In this interview, Stuart Mason discusses his family's construction business, Taylor Construction Co., and his involvement with building various Las Vegas Strip hotels including Caesars Palace and the Riviera, and remodeling the Flamingo. He talks...
    • Boyer Early Las Vegas History Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Shelley Berkley by Barbara Tabach, February 13, 2015

    • In this interview, Berkley shares her family history, from her great-grandparents’ immigration to the United States to her immediate family’s own migration from New York to Las Vegas. She reflects upon her childhood experience in Las Vegas,...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project;
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript from interview with Rabbi Yocheved Mintz by Barbara Tabach, March 11, 2015

    • During this oral history, Rabbi Yocheved Mintz weaves the journey of her life before and during her move to Las Vegas. She recalls thinking the "whole world was Jewish" growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, and discusses finding a community in Las Vegas,...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Doug Unger by Barbara Tabach, August 26, 2014

    • Interview with Doug Unger by Barbara Tabach on August 26, 2014. In the interview, Unger discusses his schooling, his family's mattress business, and his endeavors in the company and the mattress industry in Las Vegas. Unger becomes involved in...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Irwin Molasky by David G. Schwartz, April 23, 2014

    • Interview with Irwin Molasky by David G. Schwartz, April 23, 2014. In this interview, Irwin Molasky discusses arriving in Las Vegas in the 1950s, and building the Pyramids motel on the Strip. He talks about the entertainers in various hotels on the...
    • Boyer Early Las Vegas History Project;
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Myra Berkovits by Barbara Tabach, August 21, 2014

    • Interview with Myra Berkovits by Barbara Tabach on August 21, 2014. In this interview, Berkovits talks about growing up and starting her teaching career in Chicago. When she moves to Las Vegas, Berkovits eventually purchases a dining concierge...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Harry Sax by Barbara Tabach, April 8, 2015

    • Interview with Harry Sax by Barbara Tabach on April 8, 2015. In this interview, Sax discusses his family history and upbringing in Chicago, and his military service in Munich. He returned to Chicago and became business partners with Michael...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project;
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Transcript of interview with Rabbi Mel Hecht by Barbara Tabach, March 17, 2016

    • In this interview, Hecht talks his life experiences leading him to becoming a rabbi, eventually being a spiritual leader in Las Vegas. He discusses his experiences at Ner Tamid as well as the joy of starting Temple Beth Am, with the support of...
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project

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