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.
High Holy Days 5779:
Services will be co-led by our Rabbi Alicia Magal, and Cantorial Soloist Marden Paul
Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 9 - 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Monday, September 10 - 10:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Tuesday, September 9 - 10:00 am
Erev Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre: Wednesday, September 18 - 10:00 am
(For tickets and other information, see above High Holy Days tabs)
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
Updates from Rabbi Alicia Magal
August 10-16, 2018
Obedience to God brings blessing
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Erev Shabbat services begin at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 10, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with candle lighting, uplifting songs, inspiring readings, a Torah service, a blessing for healing, and the Kaddish, Mourner's prayer. Oneg refreshments and flowers are sponsored by Bonnie and Sheldon Golub in memory of Bonnie's mother, Rose Lubinsky Gustav. During August visitors are encouraged to come to services to meet and greet the rabbi, members of the Board of Directors, and members of the synagogue. It is nice to make friends and get comfortable at the synagogue before the High Holy Days, so if you are considering coming at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, come this month and really be prepared!
Torah study begins on Saturday morning, August 11, at 11:00 a.m. focusing on the Torah portion of the week, Re'eh (Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17), part of Moses' three farewell talks to the young generation of the Children of Israel before they enter the Promised Land near the end of their 40-year wandering in the desert. They must guard against false Prophets, and must observe Laws of Holiness, help support the Kohanim (priests) and the poor, must observe the Sabbatical Year, and work hard to create an ethical society. Following the laws would lead to blessing, while straying would lead to curse. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck luncheon following the study session.
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. The community has many volunteer opportunities. Rabbi Magal is available to speak with anyone on spiritual matters.
Please mark your calendars: High Holy Days services for the Jewish New Year will begin on Sunday evening, September 9, this year. Tickets are now available. For information about the synagogue or calendar call 928 204-1286 or check online at www.jcsvv.org.
Rabbi Alicia Magal
Just a glimpse of the numerous celebrations and activities at the JCSVV ...