SEE BELOW FOR HIGH HOLY DAYS INFORMATION ...
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
Please join us for: HIGH HOLY DAYS - details below!
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
HIGH HOLY DAYS 2016 - 5777 Everyone is welcome to join us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services. Below are links with all the details!
ROSH HASHANAH: Erev Rosh Hashanah - Oct. 2 - Evening Services 7:30 pm Rosh Hashanah Day 1- Oct. 3, 10am Services; Day 2 - Oct. 4, 10 am
YOM KIPPUR: Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) - Oct. 11 Evening Services - 7:30 pm Yom Kippur - Oct. 12, 10 am Services
YIZKOR SERVICE: Oct. 12, 5 pm
BREAK-THE-FAST: Christ Lutheran Church - Oct. 12, 7 pm
ADULT EDUCATION SURVEY
Challah making? Israeli folk dance? Talmud study? Jewish meditation? Current events in Israel and world Jewry? Ageing related issues? How to read Hebrew? As an adult Jew, what are you interested in learning about? How do you want to expand your Jewish identity?
Let us know through the Adult Jewish Education survey arriving in the mail. And if you're not near your mailbox, you can download a survey from the link below, or contact the office at 928.204.1286 to receive one by email. Just print, fill it out, and send to JCSVV. Your vote counts!
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
September 23 - 29, 2016
Service of penitance and forgiveness, Selichot
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, September 23 at 7:30pm with candle lighting, Psalms, uplifting prayers and songs, a Drash (commentary of the Torah portion) from the rabbi, Torah reading on Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1 - 29:8), and the Kaddish, Mourner's prayer.
No Torah study on Saturday morning, September 24, but all are invited to participate in the Selichot evening service beginning at 7:30 pm Saturday evening, in preparation for the High Holy days. This is a mystical, musical, moving service introducing the melodies of the High Holy days, including Avinu Malkeinu and the 13 Merciful Attributes of God. Thecolorful mantles of the synagogue's three Torah scrolls will be changed to the white coverings, as a symbol of purity.
Sunday, September 25, Beit Sefer Religious School of the JCSVV under the direction of Kim Szechter, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Itzhak Magal will demonstrate the various blasts of the shofar for the New Year.
The weekly egalitarian morning minyan meets on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. at an intimate service during which there is opportunity for commentary and questions regarding the liturgy and the Torah portion of the current week. The red rock views of the mountains add to the sense of beauty and holiness. Come hear the blasts of the shofar to wake us up during this month of Elul in preparation for the High Holy Days. Guests are very welcome.
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. The congregation is unaffiliated with any particular stream of Judaism in order to respect and serve the wide diversity of its members and visitors.
Office hours are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact by phone 928 204-1286 or through information on the website: www.jcsvv.org, which contains the calendar and archived newsletters.
Tickets are available for the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur.
Wishing the community a sweet New Year 5777.