Sun City Anthem Havurah Club
A Little Havurah History
Recorded by Davida Noyek Handler
From the beginning – October, 2002
In October 2002, Michele and Art Slipock placed a tiny ad in the “Spirit” – saying:
– “Anyone interested in joining a social Havurah, please contact Michele and Art (plus their phone number.) The response was phenomenal, and within a few days, the Slipocks hosted the initial meeting of the group at their home for coffee and cake. There were probably between 20 and 30 people at that meeting.
Friendships were immediately formed, and a decision was made to begin having monthly meetings or events if possible.
Our first year (2002-2003) consisted mainly of meeting in member’s homes for coffee, cake, and conversation. We were still a relatively small group, and everyone knew everyone else.
The “Shmooze News” was sent periodically to inform members of upcoming events.
Steve Lang was unanimously elected as President, and served for one year.
Two outside events included a buffet and bingo night at the Sunset Station Casino, and a potluck picnic held at Seven Hills Park.
We were on our way.
The events above were organized by a variety of volunteers, and we thank them all. Let’s keep up the good work and have more people volunteer to chair more events – so that our Havurah continues to grow and continue to find new sources of entertainment and more reasons to meet even more frequently.
EVENTS - 2003
The Jews of Las Vegas” - a presentation by Professor Michael Green. Coffee and dessert was served at two host homes following the presentation, and we had our largest attendance ever – 98 people.
Rosh Hashanah potluck dinner
“Break the Fast” potluck dinner
The Havurah had swelled to almost 100 members – but we were still holding many events in private homes.
Menorah Lighting on Fremont Street followed by a “no host” Hanukkah buffet at the Sunset Station Casino