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: Friday evenings - 7:30 pm Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. Everyone is welcome!
Torah Study: Saturday mornings - 11 am
Click on the link below to read Rabbi Alicia Magal's Drashot.
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
Updates from Rabbi Alicia Magal
May 11-17, 2018
Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Erev Shabbat services begin at 7:30 pm on Friday, May 11 will be lay led, and will include candle lighting, uplifting songs, inspiring readings, a blessing for healing, and the Kaddish, Mourner's prayer. The flowers and Oneg refreshments are sponsored by Joe Berger.
On Saturday morning, May 12, Torah study will begin at 11 a.m. with the double portion Behar, Leviticus 25:1 - 26:2/ Bechukotai, Lev. 26:3 - 27:34. Torah portion Behar we read about the practice of the Sabbatical year every 7th year, when the soil must rest, and the Jubilee year, the 50th year during which the fields lie fallow and are returned to their original owners, slaves are freed, and all have a chance for a fresh new beginning. Humane laws that guarantee man's dignity are set forth as the ideal for the society being established according to the laws of the Torah in Ancient Israel. The words on the American Liberty Bell are from Leviticus 25:10: "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof" are taken from this Torah portion. The second portion continues the challenge to choose the Way of Torah so that there will be peace in the land. This brings the Book of Leviticus to a close. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck luncheon following study.
Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School of the JCSVV will not meet on Sunday, May 13.
Rabbi Magal will teach a workshop on how to make a Tallit, prayer shawl with the ritual fringes, on Tuesday, March 15 from 1-3 p.m. Participants need to bring a shawl or hemmed material. Please call the office for details and to reserve a place.
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 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 to enable us to have a full minyan for mourners to say Kaddish. This is an opportunity to begin the day with prayer in a supportive community.
Thursday, May 10 from 2 - 4 p.m. award-winning author Marcia Fine will offer a slide show and talk related to her latest book of historical fiction "Hidden Ones, A Veil of Memories," the story of how families in the American Southwest discovered their Jewish roots after hundreds of years of living as Catholics following the Inquisition and Expulsion from Spain and Portugal in the 15th century. The author will sign books after the presentation. Open to the entire 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. The community has many volunteer opportunities. Rabbi Magal is available to speak with anyone on spiritual matters. For information about the synagogue or calendar call 928 204-1286 or check online at www.jcsvv.org.
Rabbi Alicia Magal