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 this Sunday, October 23, 2016 for Simchat Torah at 4:30 pm at the JCSVV!
All are welcome to participate in this joyous service, dancing with all the Torah scrolls and singing traditional songs. Please bring a dairy parve dish to share!
An elder reads from the very last verses of Deuteronomy at the end of the Torah scroll, and then children read from Bereishit, Genesis, the first verses at the very beginning of the Torah, and are blessed. This is a very moving expression of the continuity and everlasting vitality of the Torah and its teachings with no ending, but rather immediately a new beginning.
5th Annual Fall FilmFest - Sponsored by JCSVV and the Sedona Film Festival
November 5 - 8, 2016 at the Mary D. Fisher Theater
For tickets and information, call 928.282.1177
If you are interested in being a sponsor or have any questions, call Eric Mendelsohn at 928.301.3373. Sponsors' reception is on Thursday, November 3rd; contact Eric for location.
Click on the link below for the flyer with information on the films.
HIGH HOLY DAYS 2016 - 5777
Thank you to everyone who participated in High Holy Day services with us! They were very uplifting and your presence contributed to the experience.
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
October 21-27, 2016
Simchat Torah - Torah from the Beginning
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Welcome in the Eve of the Sabbath with a service led by Rabbi Alicia Magal on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 pm with candle lighting, Psalms, uplifting prayers and songs, a Drash (commentary of the Torah portion) from the rabbi, and the Kaddish, Mourner's prayer. All gathered will have the opportunity to enter the Sukkah, the temporary "booth" erected in the back of the synagogue.
Torah study will meet on Saturday morning, October 22, to discuss the Festival of Sukkot, the biblical Harvest Festival of Tabernacles, a time of joy and gratitude, with special readings and to explore the writings of the prophet Isaiah. Please bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to share for the po