PLEASE NOTE! The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley (JCSVV) mailing address has changed! Note the following NEW Post Office Box number and zip code:
P.O. Box 13, Sedona, AZ 86339-0013.
Please begin sending your mail to the new P.O. Box -- thank you!
We are located at 100 Meadow Lark 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.
Erev Simcha Shabbat Service
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal
Oneg sponsored by Rabbi Alicia & Itzhak Magal and Nika Fleissig in honor of their family, and the Magals' niece, Ariel Fleissig Kohn, becoming a Bat Mitzvah. Everyone is invited!
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
February 12-18, 2016
Children of Israel Gather Materials to Build Tabernacle in Desert
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Welcome in the Sabbath at services beginning at 7:30 p.m., led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with traditional and contemporary prayers, songs, blessings, a prayer for healing, and the Mourners' Kaddish prayer. This is Simcha Shabbat, when anyone with a birthday, anniversary, or other Simcha (happy occasion) receives a special blessing. The extended family of Rabbi Magal will participate in the service, as part of the celebration of the Bat Mitzvah of Ariel Kohn the following afternoon. The Oneg on Friday evening, in honor of Ariel's Bat Mitzvah, will be sponsored by Ariel's Aunt and Uncle, Rabbi Alicia and Itzhak Magal, and grandmother Nika Fleissig.
On Saturday morning, February 13, there will not be the regular Torah study session. At 4:30 p.m. all are invited to attend the Bat Mitzvah afternoon/evening service culminating in Havdalah, led by Ariel Kohn, daughter of Will Fleissig and Wendy Kohn. The JCSVV congregation welcomes family and friends gathering together to celebrate Ariel's becoming a Bat Mitzvah. Guest Cantor Marsha Attie of Temple Emanu-El of San Francisco will assist Rabbi Magal in leading the service. Ariel will chant from the Torah, portion Terumah (Exodus 25:1 - 27:19) dealing with the construction of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle Sanctuary in the desert, Israel's first home of worship. The beautiful materials for crafting architectural and ceremonial elements were contributed as voluntary gifts by the biblical Children of Israel.
Sunday, February 14: Beit Sefer Shalom of the JCSVV will not meet this week during the Presidents' weekend break.
On Wednesday, February 17, 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. Guests are welcome. At 7 p.m. Rabbi Zalman Levertov of Phoenix Chabad will lead a discussion of Maimonides' Mishnah Torah, dealing with the 613 commandments, as well as offer insights into the current Torah reading.
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.