Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley
Mail to: PO Box 13, Sedona, AZ 86339-0013
Location: 100 Meadow Lark Drive, Sedona AZ 86336
928-204-1286 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shabbat Services: Friday evenings - 7:30 pm Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. Everyone is welcome!
Torah Study: Saturday mornings - 11 am Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal.
We invite you to join us as we ...
Celebrate Shabbat, holidays, and life cycle milestones.
Explore the teachings and relevance of the Torah.
Embrace Jewish culture and the arts.
Offer assistance in time of need.
Create social gatherings for members.
Interact with the wider local community.
Provide continuity for future generations of the Jewish people.
Meet Rabbi Alicia Magal ...
Rabbi Alicia Magal has served as the spiritual leader of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley since 2006. Rabbi Magal brings a depth of experience in Judaic studies, the arts, and education to her position. (See complete Curriculum Vitae.) Rabbi Magal received rabbinical ordination in 2003 from the Aleph Jewish Renewal Rabbinical Program, as well as from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Los Angeles, CA.
RABBI MAGAL’S DRASHOT - HIGH HOLY DAYS 5779 - 2018
COMING UP THIS WEEK
january 18-24, 2019
MIRACLE OF THE SEAS PARTING
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday, January 18, at 7:30 pm, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal including candle lighting, inspiring readings, chanting from the Torah, a blessing for healing, and Kaddish, the Mourner's prayer. The Shalom Singers Choir will enhance the service with their music. The Oneg flowers and refreshments are sponsored by Shira Geller in honor of Shabbat Shira, The Sabbath of Song, named for the Torah portion which contains the Song of the Sea, a poetic account of the miraculous Parting of the Sea when the Israelites walked through the sea on dry land.
Torah study on Saturday, January 19, will begin at 11 a.m. with the reading and discussion of Beshallach, (Exodus 13:17 - 17:16), recounting both in poetry and again in prose narrative the dramatic Exodus from Egypt by the Israelites, with Pharaoh's army pursuing fro behind, and the Sea of Reeds ahead. What do we do when we perceive there is no avenue of escape? In the Torah portion, the seas part by God's hand. In our lives, somehow, there is always an unexpected door that opens, or avenue that shows itself so that we can and do move forward. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck luncheon following the study session.
A Celebration of Life for Rabbi Magal's mother, Nika Kohn Fleissig, will be held at the synagogue beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, preceded by a small gathering at noon to plant a tree in her honor for Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish celebration of the New Year of the Trees.
Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. all are invited to the egalitarian morning minyan with a beautiful view of the red rocks from the sanctuary. This interactive morning service includes time for questions and comments on the prayers and on the Torah portion of the current week. Visitors are most welcome, and actually needed to enable us to have a full minyan (prayer quorum of 10) for mourners to say Kaddish. This is an opportunity to begin the day with prayer in a supportive community.
The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, located at 100 Meadow Lark Drive off Route 179 in Sedona, is a welcoming, egalitarian, inclusive congregation dedicated to building a link from the past to the future by providing religious, educational, social and cultural experiences. The congregation is unaffiliated with any particular stream of Judaism in order to respect and serve the wide diversity of its members and visitors. Rabbi Magal is available to speak with anyone on spiritual matters. For more information call the office at 928 204-1286 or check the website: www.jcsvv.org.
Rabbi Alicia Magal
Just a glimpse of the numerous celebrations and activities at the JCSVV ...