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: 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
february 8-14, 2019
jcsvv observes shabbat across the world - no torah study this week
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday, February 8, at 7:30 pm, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal including candle lighting, inspiring readings, a blessing for healing, and Kaddish, the Mourner's prayer. The Oneg flowers and refreshments are sponsored by the Catering Team of the JCSVV in honor of Bonnie Golub's birthday.
Saturday morning, Feb. 9, the congregation will observe Shabbat Across the World, a full Shabbat morning service with 7 Aliyot, or Torah readings, with various people having the honor of coming up to the Bima to say blessings before and after each Torah reading is chanted. The Torah portion of this week is Terumah, Exodus 25:1 - 27:19, recounting the contributions the Children of Israel offered for the construction of the "Mishkan" - Sanctuary - in the desert, Israel's first house of worship. The Holy One communicates to Moses, "And let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them...." God does not dwell in a building, but rather in the hearts of those who create a sacred space to focus on connection with the Divine. There will be no separate Torah study on this Shabbat. A full luncheon will be offered by Joe Berger following the service.
note: no torah study this saturday, February 9th!
The Men's Club will meet on Sunday, February 10 for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by a speaker, Harvey Grady of Cornucopia Advocates, regarding achieving food security in Sedona.
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 ...