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
JCSVV President bonnie l. gustav golub’s Speech, yom kippur 5779 - 2018
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Updates from Rabbi Alicia Magal
november 9-15, 2018
Wit and Wisdom of Rabbi Rami Shapiro taught at the synagogue
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Many thanks to all who showed such an outpouring of support and caring to our Jewish community after the shootings at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue.
Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday, November 9, at 7:30 pm, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with candle lighting, uplifting songs, inspiring readings, a Torah service, a blessing for healing, and Kaddish, the Mourner's prayer. Members and guests are warmly encouraged to stay afterward for refreshments and socializing. The Oneg refreshments and flowers are sponsored by Abe Baron in memory of his wife Ruth.
Torah study on Saturday, November 10, will begin at 11 a.m. with the reading and discussion of Toldot (Genesis 25:19 - 28:9), telling of the birth of twins to Isaac and Rebekah. The first-born is Esau, and the second is Jacob. They are completely different one from the other -- Esau a hunter, and Jacob a peaceful shepherd. Why does Esau "sell" his birthright to Jacob in his hunger for some lentil soup? How is it that Isaac, old and blind, gives the first-born blessing to Jacob and not to Esau? Discussion of family dynamics, rivalry, favoritism, and other issues will be discussed, based on ancient and contemporary commentary, and personal experience as well. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the Pot Luck luncheon following the study session.
Men's Club will meet for breakfast and a speaker on Sunday, November 11 at 8:30 a.m.
The Board of Directors will meet from 10 - 11 a.m. on Sunday, followed by a panel to Meet the Candidates for the new Board of Directors elections. JCSVV Members are encouraged to attend and ask questions of the candidates running for the new Board.
On Tuesday, November 13 from 2 - 4 pm Paul Friedman will offer a workshop on the "Wit and Wisdom of Rabbi Rami Shapiro," known for his many books on spirituality, with humor and a connection with many faith traditions. Rabbi Rami considers himself a "Holy Rascal" and wrote a book by that title. He will be teaching at OLLI the first week in December and will offer a workshop on Saturday afternoon and evening at the synagogue on December 8. This introductory workshop on November 13 would be very helpful and interesting for those who plan to attend any of the December sessions, but all are welcome to attend. No charge for this class.
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 ...