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
COMING UP THIS WEEK
september 13-19, 2019
elul workshop in preparation for the high holy days
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday evening, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with candle lighting, songs, blessings, Torah reading, a healing blessing, and Mourner's Kaddish. The Oneg flowers and refreshments are sponsored by Gloria Brown in honor of her husband Richard's 70th birthday.
Torah study begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, with a discussion about the Torah portion: Ki Teitzeh, Deuteronomy 21:10 - 25:19, as Moses reviews a variety of laws to strengthen family life and human decency, such as parents' responsibility for the education of their children; returning lost property; accident prevention by property owners; kindness to animals; community care for strangers, widows, and orphans; and honest business practices, just to name a few. In the Great Minds Series, the focus this week will be on Isaac Luria,"The ARI," 16th century Holy Land mystic, founder of Lurianic Kabbalah. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the luncheon following the study session.
Elul is the Hebrew month preceding the Jewish High Holy Days. There is internal preparation of "Accounting of the Soul" and cultivating forgiveness as the task of this month. On Sunday, September 15 from 2 - 4 pm, Rabbi Magal offers an Elul workshop, featuring discussion of the major themes, melodies, and prayers of the upcoming High Holy Days. In addition, participants will create word-maps expressing their goals and concerns for the coming year. These inspiring pages will be laminated and placed in the synagogue's meditation garden during the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement.
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 ...