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The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley

100 Meadowlark Drive
Sedona AZ 86336

(928) 204-1286

100 Meadowlark Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336

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Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley

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Mail to:  PO Box 13, Sedona, AZ 86339-0013

Location:  100 Meadow Lark Drive, Sedona AZ   86336


928-204-1286 ...


            Shabbat Services:  Friday evenings - 7:30 pm                         Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal.  Everyone is welcome! 

                 Torah Study:  Saturday mornings - 11 am

                     Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School:                                                   Sunday mornings - 10 am


The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley (JCSVV) is holding its Annual Hanukkah Celebration followed by an Auction on Sunday, December 17, 2017.  Please join us at our synagogue at 100 Meadow Lark Drive in Sedona.

Fabulous Hanukkah Dinner:  4:00 pm

Auction:  5:00 pm

Dinner with reservations:   $18

At the door:  $25

Children under 12 - FREE!

Call:  928-204-1286

                        Bid on Fabulous Items!

                        Bid on Fabulous Items!

No charge for just attending the auction--please arrive at 4:45 pm.  Auction begins promptly at 5:00 p.m.

Over $5,000 in items have been donated, which include gift certificates for dinners at fabulous Sedona restaurants, as well as for a variety of practical and fun services we all utilize.  We want to extend a SPECIAL THANK YOU to these various organizations listed below who have donated so generously to make this auction a huge success.                                                        

For additional details on our Hanukkah Celebration, click on this link:  


AGAPE SALON AND DAY SPA                                                                OREGANO’S RESTAURANT

ANNIE’S RESTAURANT                                                                           PIZZA PICAZZO RESTAURANT

BASKIN ROBBINS                                                                                      PJs RESTAURANT

BELLA VITA RISTORANTE                                                                     PLAZA BONITA RESTAURANT

BELL ROCK DENTAL                                                                                QUILTER’S QUARTERS

CATO FASHIONS LADIES CLOTHES                                                   QUILTER’S STORE SEDONA

CHOCOLA TREE RESTAURANT                                                            RANDALL’S RESTAURANT

CLEANER QUICKER CAR WASH                                                          RED GERANIUM BOUTIQUE

CLIFF CASTLE CASINO                                                                            RED ROBIN RESTAURANT

DESERT FLOUR BAKERY AND BISTRO                                              RED ROCK CAFÉ 

EYE BOUTIQUE OF SEDONA                                                                 SEDONA KNIT WITS

EL RINCON RESTAURANT                                                                     SEDONA PINES RESORT    

ERIBERTO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT                                               SENOR BOB’S HOT DOGS AND MORE

FAMOUS PIZZA AND BEER                                                                    SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

GALINA FINE JEWELERS                                                                       SNAP FITNESS

HOG WILD BBQ RESTAURANT                                                             SOUND BITES RESTAURANT


JOHNNY ROCKETS RESTAURANT                                                       TARA THAI RESTAURANT

JUDI’S RESTAURANT                                                                               THE CHAI SPOT

MAI THAI ON MAIN                                                                                 THE GOLDEN BONE PET RESORT AND SUPPLIES

MIKE’S ALIGNMENT                                                                                THE HUDSON RESTAURANT

MILEY’S CAFÉ                                                                                             THE VILLAGE VET

OAK CREEK BREWERY AND GRILL                                                    TLAQUEPAQUE TOY TOWN

ODEGAARD’S SEWING CENTER                                                          TRAILHEAD TEA

OLD SEDONA BAR AND GRILL                                                            UNIQUE BOUTIQUE

                                                                                                                        VICTORIAN COWGIRL LADIES CLOTHES

                                                                                                                        VINCE’S AUTO REPAIR

             Thanks to all of you!                                                    VOM FASS SEDONA FINE OILS, VINEGARS & LIQUORS

                                                                                                                        WALTER’S ICE CREAM AND HOT DOGS



Want to donate to the JCSVV when making purchases on Amazon? 

Follow the instructions below to set up your Amazon Smile account to designate JCSVV as your charity.  After that has been set up, your Amazon Smile purchases will benefit the JCSVV.  Then you may SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND CLICK ON THE AMAZON SMILE LINK, which will take you to the Amazon Smile home page.

1.  Sign into your Amazon account with your normal password.    2.  Insert into the search bar:        3.  You will then have an option to select JCSVV as your charity by inserting:   Jewish Community of Sedona AZ           4.  Amazon Smile will then automatically donate a percentage on future purchases to the JCSVV and state on the section where you are paying that a percent is being donated.  

Thank you for benefiting the Jewish Community of Sedona ... at no cost to you!

            Rabbi Alicia Magal and Hubbetzin Itzhak Magal

            Rabbi Alicia Magal and Hubbetzin Itzhak Magal

                             Click on the link below to read Rabbi Alicia Magal's Drashot.   



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. 



Updates from Rabbi Alicia Magal

                                                      December 15-21, 2017                                                                                                                                                              


                             Joseph interprets Pharaoh's Dream

                                      Hanukkah is celebrated

Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Erev Shabbat services will begin on Friday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Alicia Magal,  beginning with kindling of the 4th candle of Hanukkah, and then entering into the Sabbath. Rabbi Magal will offer a drash (commentary) on the portion of the week, as well as Shabbat prayers, blessings for those who are ill, and Kaddish, the Mourner's prayer.  Susan Zalkind is sponsoring the flowers and Oneg refreshments in honor of her birthday. 

Shabbat morning Torah study begins on Saturday, December 16, at 11 a.m., with discussion of Miketz, Genesis 41:1 - 44:17, a continuation of the tale of Joseph in Egypt. He is finally freed from false imprisonment, and because of his ability to interpret dreams, is elevated to a high position second only to Pharaoh. He predicts 7 prosperous years followed by 7 lean years, and sets up a system of storing grain to tide the population of Egypt through the years of drought and thus to avoid famine,  During those years of scarce food, his brothers come down to Egypt to find food for their family. Joseph recognizes them, but they do not recognize him in his garb of an Egyptian official since when they last saw him he was a youth dressed in a colorful tunic. They have no idea that he has survived and is now the powerful man before whom they bow, fulfilling a dream Joseph had as a boy.  Not trusting them, but hoping for peace with his brothers, he tests them. Will they regret their hurtful actions toward him years before?   Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck luncheon following the study session.

Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School of the JCSVV will not meet on Sunday, December 17, in the morning, but the families will join the rest of the congregation and guests at the Hanukkah party beginning at 4 p.m.  The celebration includes traditional latkes (potato pancakes), along with an array of foods and desserts. Bring a Hanukkiah (9 branched menorah) and 7 candles (for the sixth night plus the shamash, helping candle).  Call office for details. Dreidl games, lighting of the 6th candle of Hanukkah, and an auction of high quality prizes will all be part of the late afternoon event.  $18 with previous reservation; $25 at the door.  Children under 12, no charge. 

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 minyan 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 for mourners to say kaddish.

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. The community has many satisfying volunteer opportunities. Rabbi Magal is available to speak with anyone on spiritual matters. For information about the synagogue or calendar call 928 204-1286 or check online at

Rabbi Alicia Magal


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