Held at the JCSVV, 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336, at the corner of Highway 179:
Shabbat Services - Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study - Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
Religious School - Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
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
October 9 – 15, 2015
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. We welcome in the Sabbath on Friday evening, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. for Erev Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with candle lighting, prayers and songs, blessings for healing, and the Mourner's Kaddish prayer. The JCSVV welcomes visiting Confirmation class students and their pastor Rev. Ron Bartlow, of Trinity Heights United Methodist Church. The Oneg refreshments following the service are sponsored by the Amato family, Marcy and Jeffrey Amato, in honor of their son Michael's becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday morning at the Shabbat service.
On Saturday morning, October 10, Michael Amato will lead the morning service with Rabbi Magal. Michael will chant from the Torah portion of the week: Bereishit, the very beginning verses of the whole Torah in Genesis, describing Creation of the World. There will be no separate Torah study class.
On Sunday, October 11, the Men's Club of the JCSVV is sponsoring a Fall picnic at the Posse Grounds Park beginning at 10 a.m. There is no Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School meeting that morning.
On Wednesday, October 14, at 8:30 a.m., the morning minyan meets for an intimate service during which there is room for commentary and questions. The red rock views of the mountains add to the sense of beauty and holiness.
Rabbi Zalman Levertov of Phoenix Chabad leads his ongoing open class on Maimonides' Mishnah Torah, a fascinating explanation of the 613 Commandments, as well as a discussion on the Torah portion of the current week.
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, or visit www.jcsvv.org. which contains the calendar and archived newsletters.