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The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley

100 Meadowlark Drive
Sedona AZ 86336

(928) 204-1286

100 Meadowlark Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336

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The Sedona Synagogue, located at 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336 near the Chapel roundabout, offers regular Shabbat services, Torah study and a weekday minyan each Wednesday. 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 - Fridays at 5:30 pm - see calendar

Minyan - Wednesdays at 8:30 am

Torah Study - Saturdays at 11 am

Please join us for Break-The-Fast - Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm.  click on the link below, Fill out the break-the-fast Reservation form, and mail it to the jcsvv office.

As part of the observance of Yom Kippur, we will publish a YIZKOR BOOK.  It is traditional at the Yizkor service to recall our dear ones whom we have inscribed in this Book of Remembrance. If you would like your loved one(s) to be included in the Yizkor book, please click on the link below, complete the form, and return it to the JCSVV Office  BY SEPTEMBER 7, 2015.   It is customary to make a donation in honor of those who have departed.  The names shall be read aloud at the Yizkor Service.


 

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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. 


 

COMING UP THIS Week

by Rabbi Alicia Magal

               August 28-September 3, 2015            

Shalom to all.

Join the Jewish community on Friday evening, August 28 at 5:30 p.m. at a Family/Community joyous Erev Shabbat service led by Rabbi Alicia Magal.  This is the last of the early summer services.  Saturday morning, August 29, Torah study begins at 11 a.m. on the Torah portion Ki Tetze, Deuteronomy 21:10 - 25:19, a continuation of Moses' second farewell address, reviewing laws intended to strengthen family life and human compassion in Israel when the young generation would leave the desert and enter the Promised Land. Parents' responsibilities for the education of their children are stressed. A few of the many other laws reviewed include that lost property must be returned, accident prevention is an obligation of property owners, the importance of kindness to animals, and the protection of strangers, widows, and orphans. A potluck luncheon follows the study session.

Religious School Open House and First Day of School!  Sunday, August 30, Beit Sefer Shalom religious school of the JCSVV holds an Open House and first day of school for students.   Call Diane Schoen, School Director, at 602 616-8675 for more information.

Elul Workshop preparing for the Jewish New Year ... How do you prepare for the High Holy Days?  ELUL is the Hebrew month preceding the Jewish New Year. The Elul Workshop, beginning on Sunday at 2 p.m. and scheduled until about 4:30 p.m., offers an opportunity to reflect on the past year, and to review themes of forgiveness and new beginnings through discussion, song, poetry, and journaling.  

Tuesday, September 1 is the second in the "Coffee Talk" series, the First Tuesday of the month, from noon to 2 p.m..  Rabbi Magal will be available for an informal meeting and questions at Java Love Cafe, 2155 Hwy 89A
Ste 118 (near Harkins Theater plaza) in West Sedona. Angela LeFevre, who serves on the Sedona City Council, will also be present at a separate table to answer questions about city issues.

On Wednesday, September 2, 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.  There is a very special, intimate atmosphere at this service, with room for comments, questions, and personal prayer.    At 7 p.m. Rabbi Zalman Levertov will lead a study session on Maimonides' Mishna Torah, detailing the 613 commandments, and on the Torah portion of the current week.

The JCSVV is acquiring new High Holy Day prayer books, "On Wings of Awe,"  which are available for purchase, with personalized dedication labels in honor and/or memory of loved ones. Call the office for details.

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. 

If you are new to the community, come visit the synagogue and meet the rabbi before the High Holy Days.  Tickets are now available for Rosh Hashanah, which begins on the evening of Sunday, September 13, and Yom Kippur, which begins on the evening of Tuesday, September 22.

For further information, call the office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Friday, at 928 204-1286, or visit www.jcsvv.org. which contains the calendar and archived newsletters.

 

 
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