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
The JCSVV Office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 for Memorial Day.
Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Lay-Led Erev Shabbat Service
Followed by a simple kiddush of wine and challah.
We hope you will join us! Everyone is welcome.
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
May 27 – June 6, 2016
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Welcome in Shabbat with a lay-led service beginning at 7:30 p.m.
There will be no Torah study on Saturday morning, May 28. Torah study is canceled for May 21 and May 28, but for home study information, the portion is Behar, Leviticus 25:1 - 26:2, setting forth a remarkable approach to the relationship that should exist between humans and the earth. The balance to be achieved is based on the faith that "the earth is the Lord's." We are only given the privilege of using it and never should abuse the land. The calendar of Sabbatical years was established decreeing that every seventh year the soil must be permitted to rest, and every fiftieth year was to be proclaimed a Jubilee year, when the land would lie fallow and would be returned to its original owners. Freedom would be granted to indebted slaves. This is a portion that emphasizes dignity for all people.
All are invited to participate in the Morning Minyan on Wednesday, June 1, at 8:30 a.m., an intimate service during which there is room for commentary and questions. The red rock views of the mountains add to the sense of beauty and holiness. Guests are very welcome. Rabbi Zalman Levertov of Phoenix Chabad will lead his twice-monthly study session on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and a discussion of the current week's Torah portion (which will be Behukotai, Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34, read through the coming Shabbat).
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.