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.
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
JCSVV President bonnie l. gustav golub’s Speech, yom kippur 5779 - 2018
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Updates from Rabbi Alicia Magal
OCTOBER 19-25, 2018
ABRAHAM sETS FORTH ON A journey
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday, October 19, at 7:30 pm, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with candle lighting, uplifting songs, inspiring readings, a Torah service, a blessing for healing, and Kaddish, the Mourner's prayer. This is Simcha Shabbat, when members and guests celebrating a birthday , anniversary, or other Simcha (happy occasion) in the month of October receive a special blessing. Members and guests are warmly encouraged to stay afterward for refreshments and socializing.
Torah study on Saturday, October 20, will begin at 11 a.m. with the reading and discussion of Lech Lecha, (Genesis 12:1 - 17:27), telling about the life of Abraham who established a faith in One God. He was called to leave his home city of Haran in Mesopotamia around the 19th century B.C.E., leaving his wealth, parents, home, and culture where he was born and raised. God makes a covenant with Abraham that the land he enters, Canaan, will be the home of his descendants. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the Pot Luck luncheon following the study session. Join us in this new cycle of Torah readings!
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 ...