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 ... email@example.com
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 - Will resume in September, Sundays at 10:00 am
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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
July 28 - August 3, 2017
Service for 9th of Av commemorates destruction, but offers hope
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Welcome in the Eve of the Sabbath on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.with a service led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, including candle lighting, Psalms, a Torah reading, a Drash - commentary - on the current week's Torah portion, and Kaddish, the Mourner's Prayer. Visitors are very welcome.
Torah study begins on Saturday morning, July 29, at 11 a.m. on the Torah reading of the week, Devarim, Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22. He Hebrew name for Deuteronomy is Devarim, meaning "words."This last of the Five Books of Moses is made up of three farewell addresses by Moses to Israel. He reviews the happenings of the past forty years of their wanderings and asks the people to live by God's laws. He repeats the Ten Commandments and explains the laws with relate to government, society, family, and the Sanctuary rituals. From a young man who stuttered, he has now become a leader with the ability to give over beautiful and meaningful "words" which are meant to guide, warn, and inspire the new generation about to enter the Promised Land. Moses also reminds the people that he has named Joshua as his successor to the leadership and as the one who will guide the Children of Israel into the Promised Land after Moses is gone. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck lunch following the study session.
On Monday, July 31 at 7:30 pm everyone is invited to participate in a moving service for Erev Tisha B'Av, the 9th of the Hebrew month of Av, commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temple in Jerusalem in ancient times as well as instances of destruction and dispersion that befell the Jewish people throughout history, including the edict of expulsion by the Inquisition, and the deportation from the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust. The Book of Lamentations (Eicha in Hebrew) will be chanted or read in Hebrew and English. The solemn service ends with a bright note of hope for the future.
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. Take this opportunity to say kaddish for a loved one. This interactive minyan 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 while so many "regulars" are traveling. Please come and enable us to have a full minyan for mourners to say kaddish.
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.