The Sedona Synagogue, located at 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336 near the Chapel roundabout, offers regular Shabbat services, Torah study and a weekday minyan each Wednesday. In addition, the Sedona temple features special events and classes listed below. Join us at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Shabbat Services - Fridays at 5:30 pm - see calendar
Minyan - Wednesdays at 8:30 am
Torah Study - Saturdays at 11 am
Please join us for Break-The-Fast - Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm ----- Call THE OFFICE AT 928.204.1286 for Reservations
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
by Rabbi Alicia Magal
July 24-30, 2015
Shalom to all.
Join the Jewish community on Friday evening, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. at an Erev Shabbat service led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. This earlier starting time will continue through the rest of July and August. Following the service there will be a simple kiddush and motzi, that is, blessings over the wine/juice and challah bread.
There will NOT be a Torah study session on Saturday morning July 25th, as the community will be observing the holiday of Tisha B'Av, the 9th of Av, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on that Saturday evening. All who come will participate in a discussion of the commemoration of the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem in ancient times, as well as loss and destruction that happened on this Hebrew date of the Ninth of the month of Av throughout history. All those present will then have the opportunity to take turns reading or chanting the verses of the biblical Book of Lamentations in Hebrew or English. The evening will end on a note of hope, stating the theme of turning from destruction to rebuilding and rededication.
On Wednesday, July 29, at 8:30 a.m., visitors are welcome to participate in the Morning Minyan for a mid-week spiritual uplift, as we sing "I lift up my eyes to the mountains" (Psalm 121). Prayers for healing are offered, and Kaddish, the Mourner's Prayer, is said. There is a very special, intimate atmosphere at this service, with room for comments, questions, and personal prayer. Visitors are welcome to drop in.
New High Holy Day prayer books, "On Wings of Awe," are available for purchase with personalized dedication labels in honor and/or memory of loved ones. Call the office for details.
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 with any particular stream of Judaism in order to respect and serve the wide diversity of our members and visitors.
For further information, call the JCSVV office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday - Friday, at 928 204-1286.