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.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Updates from Rabbi Alicia Magal
September 21-27, 2018
Celebrate Sukkot, Harvest Festival of Booths
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Erev Shabbat services begin at 7:30 pm on Friday, September 21st, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with candle lighting, uplifting songs, inspiring readings, a Torah service, a blessing for healing, and the Kaddish, Mourner's prayer. This is Simcha Shabbat when those who have a happy occasion, a Simcha such as a birthday or anniversary in September receive a special blessing .
Torah study on Saturday September 22 will begin at 11 a.m. The group will discuss the Torah reading of the week: Ha'azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1-52 the farewell song of Moses, a final hymn of joy to God on the banks of the Jordan, with the Promised Land on the horizon. The Haftarah prophetic reading is from 2 Samuel 22: 1-51. Like Moses' farewell song in the Torah portion, this is a song of thanksgiving by David, expressing his gratitude to God for protecting him and answering his prayers. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the Pot Luck luncheon following the study session.
On Sunday, September 23, the Men's Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and a speaker. at 3 p.m. Women's Havurah will meet and will have a special project creating hamsa, hands of blessing decorations for the Sukkah, the temporary hut built outside the synagogue with leaves for a roof covering. This tradition is to fulfill the commandment: (Leviticus 23:42): "You shall dwell in boot 7 days..." This joyous harvest celebration is one of the three biblical pilgrimage festivals, when people gather to offer thanks for the bounty of their harvest. The festival begins at sundown on Sunday, September 23, and continues for 7 days in the Land of Israel, and for 8 days outside the Land for many congregations.
On Wednesday, September 26, the JCSVV offers a Supper in the Sukkah, beginning at 5 p.m., with blessings, songs, and kosher food sponsored and prepared by Joe Berger and his family, with help from synagogue volunteers. All are welcome.
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
Rabbi Alicia Magal
Just a glimpse of the numerous celebrations and activities at the JCSVV ...