Jews in Nevada

a production of KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting in Reno – is adapted from John Marschall’s acclaimed book of the same title. The documentary begins with the supportive role of Jewish merchants and entrepreneurs during Virginia City’s gold and silver bonanza, and the invention of copper riveted jeans in Reno. It marks the Jewish contributions to the advancement of a statewide tourism-based economy, and the development of a Jewish support infrastructure in Las Vegas. A recurring theme is the importance of tikun olam or “repairing the world” in the lives of young people and adults alike.

60 minutes

Shown at

  1. 11th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival - 2012

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