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 ... email@example.com
Please join us for: HIGH HOLY DAYS - details below!
Shabbat Services: Fridays at 5:30pm for July - August Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. Followed by a Kiddush of wine and challah. We hope you will join us -- everyone is welcome!
Saturday morning Torah Study will resume on September 10, 2016, 11:00 am
Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School will resume on Sunday, September 11, 2016, 10:00 am -- Open House and first day of school.
HIGH HOLY DAYS 2016 - 5777 Everyone is welcome to join us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services. Below are links with all the details!
ROSH HASHANAH: Erev Rosh Hashanah - Oct. 2 - Evening Services 7:30 pm Rosh Hashanah Day 1- Oct. 3, 10am Services; Day 2 - Oct. 4, 10 am
YOM KIPPUR: Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) - Oct. 11 Evening Services - 7:30 pm Yom Kippur - Oct. 12, 10 am Services
YIZKOR SERVICE: Oct. 12, 5 pm
BREAK-THE-FAST: Christ Lutheran Church - Oct. 12, 7 pm
ADULT EDUCATION SURVEY
Challah making? Israeli folk dance? Talmud study? Jewish meditation? Current events in Israel and world Jewry? Ageing related issues? How to read Hebrew? As an adult Jew, what are you interested in learning about? How do you want to expand your Jewish identity?
Let us know through the Adult Jewish Education survey arriving in the mail. And if you're not near your mailbox, you can download a survey from the link below, or contact the office at 928.204.1286 to receive one by email. Just print, fill it out, and send to JCSVV. Your vote counts!
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 26-September 1, 2016
Ancient teachings relevant today
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Welcome in Shabbat with a service led by Rabbi Alicia Magal on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., the early start time which will continue through the summer. Visitors are always welcome.
Shabbat morning Torah study is suspended for the summer, but in this column there will appear a listing of the Torah readings for each week for personal study. Ekev, Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25 is a continuation of the second of Moses' three farewell talks to the Children of Israel, in which Moses reminds the people to keep their faith in God when they enter the Land and to remember that it is God who redeemed them from the powerful Pharaoh in Egypt. Therefore they should keep the commandments and walk in God's ways. He continues "...for God is bringing you into a good land, with streams and springs, a land of wheat and barley, vines, figs, pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey... where you will lack nothing... and when you have eaten your fill, give thanks to God for the good land which God has given you." So this is an encouragement to us all as we seek the Promised Land to offer gratitude to the Source for the bounty we have.
All are invited to participate in the Morning Minyan on Wednesday, August 31, at 8:30 a.m., an intimate service during which there is opportunity for commentary and questions regarding the liturgy and the Torah portion of the current week. The red rock views of the mountains add to the sense of beauty and holiness. Guests are very welcome.
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.
Check the rabbi's blog for recent talks and articles by Rabbi Magal at RedRockRabbi@blogspot.com.
For further information or a tour of the award-winning synagogue building and sanctuary, 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. Looking ahead to the High Holy Days which begin on October 2: Please contact the office for reservations. Many visitors join the local community to celebrate either Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year 5777), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) or both.