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 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
COMING UP THIS WEEK
MAY 24-30, 2019
proclaim liberty throughout the land
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday evening, May 24, at 7:30 p.m., led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with candle lighting, songs, blessings, Torah reading, a healing blessing, and Mourner's Kaddish. The Oneg refreshments are sponsored by the Board of Directors in honor of Annette and Bob Lustgarten.
Torah study begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, with a discussion of Torah portion Behar (Leviticus 25:1 - 26:2). This portion deals with the relationship that should exist between humans and the earth based on the faith that "the earth is the Lord's." We have the privilege of using the bounty of the earth to sustain ourselves, and must never abuse the land. The calendar of counting the Sabbatical years was established, decreeing that every seventh year the soil must be permitted to rest, and every fiftieth year would be a Jubilee year when the land would lie fallow and was returned to its original owners, and slaves would be released. Leviticus 25:10 contains the famous quote "Proclaim liberty throughout the Land" that is inscribed on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. This fourth week in the counting was the Spherah (energy center) of Hod - embodying characteristics of grace, ease, humility, splendor and beauty. The following week, beginning Saturday evening, will focus on the quality of Yesod - foundational intimate relationships. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck luncheon following the study session.
Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. all are invited to the 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 ...