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
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 - Will resume in September, Sundays at 10:00 am
High Holy Day Services - Rosh Hashanah-Sept. 20-22; Yom Kippur-Sept. 29-30 We hope you will join us for services. See details above--click on High Holy Days tab for all information including tickets.
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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 15-21, 2017
Jewish New Year 5778 begins with blasts of the ram's horn (shofar)
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Welcome in the Eve of the Sabbath on Friday, September 15, at 7:30 p.m.with a service led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, including candle lighting, Psalms, a Torah reading, a Drash - commentary - on the current week's Torah portion, and Kaddish, the Mourner's Prayer.
Torah study begins on Saturday morning, September 16, at 11 a.m. on the Torah reading of the week, Nitzavim, Deuteronomy 29:9 - 30:20, Moses' third farewell address to Israel. He declares that not only those listening on that day are hearing his words but all the generations to come. This Covenant is binding upon every one of them - men, women, and children alike. Moses foretells that even though people may stray from God's teachings, Israel will repent and will be gathered again from the lands of exile and will be returned to their land. He emphasized that these ethical teachings are close at hand for everyone and that they bring meaning to life. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck lunch following the study session.
On Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Selichot services will begin with light dessert, followed by Havdalah, the ceremony separating Shabbat from the new week. The service in the Sanctuary will include changing the colorful mantles of the Torah scrolls to the white covers for the High Holy Days, reviewing the melodies and prayers of the Days of Awe, and hearing the blasts of the shofar in preparation for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year 5778.
On Sunday, September 17, Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School of the JCSVV will meet from 10 a.m. to noon.
The High Holy Days are now here! Rabbi Alicia Magal and Cantorial Soloist Marden Paul will lead services. Rosh Hashanah begins on Wednesday evening, September 20,at 7:30 p.m. and continues with services on September 21 and 22 at 10 a.m.
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins on Friday evening, September 29, with Kol Nidre at 7:30 p.m. and continues on Saturday, September 30.
A Break-the-Fast meal is available with prior reservations. For tickets, inquire at the office 928 204-1286, or look at the website tab entitled "High Holy Days" at www.JCSVV.org.
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.