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.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, my "hubbetzin" Itzhak, and New Year 5780, with enthusiasm for new projects, and a sense of hope and joy even in the midst of difficult and challenging news or personal issues…
Let us each do our part to reach out in our immediate circle and do good deeds, and help repair and heal whatever hurts and wrongs we find in our immediate world…
May those mitzvot reverberate outward and touch other souls.
May we all be written and sealed in the Book of Living Fully, counting each day as a precious gift and miracle.
With gratitude and blessings,
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.
RABBI MAGAL’S DRASHOT - HIGH HOLY DAYS 5780 - 2019
With Continued Blessings for a Sweet New Year of positive adventures, good health, and a sense of fulfillment.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
november 8-14, 2019
“GO Forth” said god to abraham the pioneed
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday evening, November 8, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with candle lighting, songs, blessings, Torah reading, a healing blessing, and Mourner's Kaddish. The Oneg flowers and refreshments are sponsored by Dan and Leah Gordon in honor of their marriage.
Torah study begins at 11 a.m.on Saturday, November 9 with discussion of the Torah portion of the week, Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1 - 17:27. This portion is the first in a series of three Torah readings about the life of Abraham, a true pioneer who had the courage to move ahead of how others thought, and who prepared the way for others to follow. He established a faith in One God, left his homeland in Mesopotamia around the nineteenth century B.C.E. simply on faith and courage. There, God makes the promise to Abraham that this land to which he has sojourned will become the home of his descendants. In this first narrative about Abraham and his wife Sarah, they are childless and agree to have Hagar, Sarah's handmaiden, bear a child to Abraham. This son is Ishmael. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the luncheon following the study session. Visitors are very welcome to participate.
The Women's Havurah of the JCSVV presents a multi-media experience of Immigration by visiting author/artist/genealogist Susan Weinberg, based on her book, "We Spoke Jewish: A Legacy in Stories," about several waves of immigrants and their experiences. Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 pm. No charge for the presentation.
Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. all are invited to the egalitarian morning minyan with a beautiful view of the red rocks from the sanctuary. This interactive morning service includes time for questions and comments on the prayers and on the Torah portion of the current week. Visitors are most welcome, and actually needed to enable us to have a full minyan (prayer quorum of 10) for mourners to say Kaddish. This is an opportunity to begin the day with prayer in a supportive community.
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. For more information call the office at 928 204-1286 or check the website: www.jcsvv.org.
Rabbi Alicia Magal
Just a glimpse of the numerous celebrations and activities at the JCSVV ...