The Sedona Synagogue, located at 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336 near the Chapel roundabout, offers regular Shabbat services, Torah study and minyan. In addition, the Sedona temple features special events and classes listed below. Join us at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Shabbat Services - Friday @ 7:30 pm - see calendar
Minyan - Wednesday at 8:30 am
Torah Study - Saturday at 11 am
JCSVV MISSION STATEMENT
The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley 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. We choose to remain unaffiliated in order to respect and serve the rich diversity of our members and visitors.
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.
Commentary of the Week
Shalom to all.
A Community Seder will be held on the First Night of Passover - Friday, April 3, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. This will be a joyous, participatory meal with traditional songs, blessings, and symbolic foods. Contemporary questions will be added to the ones in the Haggadah (the booklet of stories, songs, blessings, and readings of the Seder) to make this ancient festival relevant to today's world. This festive meal with its telling of the transformative experience from slavery to freedom is one of the major ways Jewish tradition is handed down from generation to generation.
This weekend there will be no Torah study on Saturday morning, April 4, nor will there be a session of the religious school on Sunday, April 5.
On Tuesday, April 7 at 3 p.m. the Chai Mitzvah class will meet, facilitated by Paul Friedman and Rabbi Magal.
On Wednesday, April 8 at 8:30 a.m., visitors are welcome to participate in the Morning Minyan for a mid-week spiritual uplift, as we sing "I lift up my eyes to the mountains" (Psalm 121). Prayers for healing are offered, and Kaddish, the Mourner's Prayer, is said. During these intermediate days of the week of Passover, songs of Hallel (from Psalms 113-118) are sung. There is a very special, intimate atmosphere at this service, with room for comments, questions, and personal prayer.
The Women's Havurah is presenting a Women's Seder on Thursday, April 9, beginning at 6 p.m. The Kosher for Passover dinner will be vegetarian/dairy. A special Haggadah will be used, highlighting women's roles in the Exodus story, and with additional symbols on the seder table to acknowledge and honor women.
The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley 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. We choose to remain unaffiliated with any particular stream of Judaism in order to respect and serve the wide diversity of our members and visitors.
For further information, call the office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Friday, at 928 204-1286.