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: Fridays at 7:30 pm Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. We hope you will join us -- everyone is welcome!
Torah Study - Saturday mornings at 11:00 am
Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School - Sundays at 10:00 am
Join us as we celebrate PASSOVER with a First Night Seder on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal
- Our Rabbi leads the seder with our JCSVV Haggadah including traditional fun songs.
- Delicious traditional kosher seder meal catered by Sound Bites Grill.
- Fellowship, family, friends and fun!
- Click on the link below for the reservation form and menu details.
- We hope you will join us ... everyone is welcome!
Click on the link below to read Rabbi Alicia Magal's Drashot on the descents and ascents of life.
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
March 17-23, 2017
1492 - The Year that changed history
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Welcome in the Eve of the Sabbath on Friday, March 17, starting at an earlier time: 5:30 p.m., to celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Atlantis Babbitt, who will lead the service together with Rabbi Alicia Magal, and will chant selections from the Torah portion Ki Tissa, Exodus 30:11 - 34:35. A festive Oneg sponsored by the Babbitt family will follow the service. Mazal tov to the Babbitt family from the JCSVV congregation.
Saturday morning, March 18, interactive Torah study begins at 11 a.m. led by Rabbi Magal, delving into the complex lessons in this Torah portion which includes the story of the Golden Calf. What is idol worship? How do we get second chances? Moses broke the first set of tablets when he beheld the Children of Israel dancing around the Golden Calf, but the Holy One forgave the sin and allowed Moses to ascend Mt. Sinai once more, to receive a second set of the Ten Commandments. Please bring a dairy or parve (neither meat or dairy) vegetarian dish to share at the Pot Luck luncheon following the study session.
Men's Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 19 for breakfast and a speaker.
Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School of the JCSVV will meet on Sunday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.
All are invited to participate in the Morning Minyan on Wednesdays from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. with beautiful red rock views enhancing the spiritual ambience of the service. This egalitarian weekday prayer service includes time for comments and questions to enable participants to learn more about the prayers and the Torah portion of the week. The group gathers to support those saying Kaddish (Mourner's Prayer) for a loved one. Visitors are very welcome.
Hebrew class will meet on Thursday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m., taught by Addie Simpson.
The final session of workshops on the Golden Age of Spain, taught by Kohava Benatar, will be held on Thursday, March 23. This final session will focus on the year 1492 as a pivotal year in world history. Emphasis in this context will be on the Inquisition in Spain that led to many Jews fleeing Spain, and later Portugal, for the New World. Non-member fee of $10.
The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, located at 100 Meadowlark 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. Call the office for information at 928 204-1286. Calendar, directions, and archived newsletters are found on the website: www.JCSVV.org.