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
August 16-22, 2019
here o israel: god is one
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday evening, August 16, at 7:30 p.m., led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with candle lighting, songs, blessings, Torah reading, a healing blessing, and Mourner's Kaddish. Laura Fellows will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah, chant from the Torah, and offer a Drash, her personal reflections on her study and how she came to become a Bat Mitzvah as an adult. This is also Simcha Shabbat when all those celebrating a happy occasion in August, such as a birthday or anniversary, receive a special blessing.
Torah study begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, with a discussion about a central portion of the Torah: Va'etkhanan, Deuteronomy 3.23 - 7:11. This portion contains the Shema and Ve'ahavta sections, which are recited in every service: Hear O Israel, God is One. And you shall love God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your might.... (Deut.6: 4 - 9). Discussion will focus on what it means to devote oneself fully to holiness. The Great Minds series also continues, this week focusing on Nachmanides, a Medieval scholar and commentator. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the luncheon following the study session.
Sunday, August 18, Women's Havurah of the JCSVV will meet at 3 p.m. for a planning session for the coming year.
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 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 ...