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
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.
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 5779 - 2018
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COMING UP THIS WEEK
Updates from Rabbi Alicia Magal
november 30-December 6, 2018
HANUKKAH CELEBRATED AT jcsvv
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday, November 30, at 7:30 pm, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal including candle lighting, uplifting songs, inspiring readings, chanting from the Torah, a blessing for healing, and Kaddish, the Mourner's prayer.
Torah study on Saturday, December 1, will begin at 11 a.m. with the reading and discussion of Vayeshev, (Genesis 37:1 - 40:23), telling of Jacob's special love for one of his sons, Joseph. This caused jealousy and disharmony among the brothers. The final straw was the gift of a coat of many colors, in addition to Joseph's relating his dream of superiority to his brothers. His brothers wish to take revenge, throw him into a pit, then sell him as a slave to a caravan of merchants going down to Egypt. His father Jacob is convinced that his beloved Joseph has been killed by wild animals, and mourns. We follow Joseph in Egypt, earning a position of responsibility, only to be falsely accused and thrown into prison. In the following week we will see his gift of dream interpretation providing the key to regaining a position of leadership as he gains maturity to use his gifts more wisely. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the Pot Luck luncheon following the study session.
Come celebrate the start of Hanukkah, on Sunday December 2 at 4 pm. Latkes (potato pancakes) and other refreshments, dreidle games, candle lighting, and an auction of valuable items will all be a part of this holiday festivity. Bring a Hanukkah menorah and two candles (one to light, and the other is the shamash, helper candle) for the first night of Hanukkah. Advance registration $18 (children under 12 free); $25 at the door. A live auction immediately follows the dinner and celebration; arrive at 4:45 pm for auction only.
Be Your Best Self! On Tuesday, December 4, from 1 - 3 pm, Rabbi Magal is offering A Season of Mussar II, a very personal and interactive course of study about our character and personality. How do we react when forgiveness, patience, and other qualities are called for in facing the challenges of our lives? By reading traditional and contemporary texts, journaling, and small group discussion, the participants will gain tools and practices that elevate our awareness of how we react. If you missed the November 27th introduction, you can still sign up. Materials fee of $18 for JCSVV members; $36 fee for synagogue class and materials for non-members for the entire six-week course. Call the office at 928 204-1286 to register.
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 ...