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.
HANUKKAH CELEBRATION at JCSVV! Sunday, December 6, 4 pm Join Rabbi Magal and our Religious School children for food, songs, and entertainment, along with a fabulous Hanukkah meal. There will also be a live auction, with Guest Auctioneer, Fire Chief Kris Kazian! Click on the link below for the flyer with all of the details - menu, cost and prizes!
Reserve your seat by November 30th! Questions? 928.204.1286.
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
November 27 - December 3, 2015
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Welcome in the Sabbath on Friday evening, November 27, 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. Visitors are always welcome.
On Saturday morning, November 28, Torah study on the portion of the week, Vayishlach, Genesis 32:4 - 35:29, begins at 11:00 a.m. followed by a dairy/potluck luncheon. We read about Jacob's return to his home in Canaan after twenty years living with his father-in-law and raising a family of his own in Haran. He fears how his homecoming will be received, and wonders whether his twin brother Esau will forgive him or still want revenge? Jacob sends messengers ahead to inform Esauof his return in humble words. The night before the morning when Jacob will meet Esau is a restless one. In the darkness, he finds himself struggling and wrestling with a mysterious stranger - an angel? Jacob's conscience? the avatar of Esau? At last Jacob beats his opponent and emerged as the winner. He now is blessed with a new name - Israel, meaning "He who strives with God." At daybreak the brothers meet and embrace in a happy reunion. Esau and Jacob together bury their father Isaac.
On Sunday, Nov. 29, Beit Sefer Shalom Religious Schoolof the JCSVV will not meet during the Thanksgiving break.
"Coffee Talk with the Rabbi" takes place at Java Love Cafein West Sedona from noon to 2 pm on Tuesday, December 1. All are invited to come meet and talk with Rabbi Magal in an informal setting. This is the 5th in the Coffee Talk series, which is held on the first Tuesday of the month through January 2016.
On Wednesday, December 2, 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 teach about Maimonides' Mishneh Torah on observing the mitzvot, as well as lead a discussion of the current Torah portion of the 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.