Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley
Mail to: PO Box 13, Sedona, AZ 86339-0013
Located at: 100 Meadow Lark Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336
928-204-1286 ... email@example.com
Please join us for:
Shabbat Services: Fridays at 5:30pm for July - August
Saturday morning Torah Study will resume on September 10, 2016, 11:00 am
Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School will resume on Sunday, September 11, 2016, 10:00 am -- Open House and first day of school.
Friday, July 1, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Erev Shabbat Service
Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal
Followed by a Kiddush of wine and challah.
We hope you will join us! Everyone is welcome.
Note: Shabbat Services will begin at 5:30 pm through September 2nd.
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 before July 18th. 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
by Rabbi Alicia Magal
June 24-30, 2016
Summer Shabbat services at the JCSVV
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Welcome in Shabbat with a service led by Rabbi Alicia Magal on Friday, July 1 at 5:30 p.m., the beginning of the early start time which will continue through the summer. Torah study is suspended through August, but in this column there will appear a listing of the Torah readings for each week for personal study. Shelach Lecha is the portion read on Shabbat from the Book of Numbers, chapter 13, verse 1 through chapter 15, verse 41. It tells the story of the scouts sent to survey the Promised Land. Twelve representatives of the tribes of Israel went in, and then returned after 40 days to give a report. They all agreed it was a goodly land, but also strongly fortified. Ten of the twelve believed they couldn't conquer the land, while Joshua and Caleb insisted that Israel could succeed if they had faith in God. The people were afraid, and protested to Moses that they should not go in now. Moses pleaded with God for forgiveness of the people, and this was granted, but along with that, came the decree that this generation would not enter the Promised Land; only the younger generation who would be fortified spiritually during their wanderings in the desert. The Haftarah reading is from the Book of Joshua, chapter 2, verses 1-24, describing how Joshua, Moses' successor, led the new generation of Israel into Canaan.
Celebrate July Fourth on Monday, July 4, (when else?!) from 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., sponsored and coordinated by the JCSVV Men's Club with food and fun in the synagogue social hall.
All are invited to participate in the Morning Minyan on Wednesday, July 6, at 8:30 a.m., 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. 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. 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.