The Sedona Synagogue, located at 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336 near the Chapel roundabout, offers regular Shabbat services, Torah study and minyan. 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 7:30 pm - see calendar
Minyan - Wednesdays at 8:30 am
Torah Study - Saturdays at 11 am
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
May 22-28, 2015
Shalom to all.
Join the Jewish community in welcoming in Shabbat on Friday evening, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at a service led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, including prayers, songs, a Torah reading, a blessing for those who are ill, and Kaddish, the Mourner's prayer. Oneg refreshments following the service will be sponsored by Anita Rosenfield in memory of her father.
There will not be a Torah study session on Saturday, May 23.
Shavuot Celebrates Giving of the Torah
Saturday evening beginning at 6:30 a celebration of the Festival of Shavuot begins, with study sessions and a reading of the Ten Commandments from the Torah scroll. This is the culmination of the 49 days of counting - seven times seven weeks - since Passover. On the fiftieth day after the Exodus from Egypt, the Israelites, camped at the foot of Mt. Sinai, received the Ten Commandments, brought down by Moses. We celebrate this each year at the Festival of Shavuot ("weeks" in Hebrew). In addition, traditional dairy treats like blintzes and cheesecake will be shared.
On Sunday, May 24, the Men's Club meets at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and a talk led by Giora Israel.
The JCSVV office will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.
On Wednesday, May 27, 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.
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 office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Friday, at 928 204-1286.