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: 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 - Sundays at 10:00 am
JOIN US FOR EREV SHAVUOT - LEIL TIKKUN SHAVUOT - TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017 at 6pm!
· Two Study Sessions:
o The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Development of Literacy and the Creation of the Tanakh By Bonnie Golub, JCSVV President
o Quiet Heroes and Heroines in the Book of Ruth, By Dan Gordon, Writer, Director, Producer
· Traditional Refreshments:
Blintzes, cheese cake, fruit & other treats
· A Ceremony in the Sanctuary:
We will hear the Ten Commandments chanted from the Torah and read together a “Ketubah” – Marriage Contract – reconfirming the Covenant between God and Israel
Please join us!
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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
May 26 - June 2, 2017
SHAVUOT - Festival of Receiving the Torah
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Welcome in the Eve of the Sabbath on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.with a lay-led service, including candle lighting, Psalms, a Torah reading, a Drash-commentary- on the current week's Torah portion, Kabbalistic tradition of the Counting of the day and week of the Omer, and Kaddish, the Mourner's Prayer. Visitors are most welcome. The Oneg flowers and refreshments are sponsored by Joe Berger, who will lead the service along with other synagogue members.
Torah study begins on Saturday morning, May 20, at 11 a.m. led by Anita Rosenfield, on the Torah reading of the week - Bemidbar, the opening chapters of the Book of Numbers - dealing with the census of the Israelite tribes in the desert. During the years of wandering towards the Promised Land, the Israelites were arranged in their encampments in a special order with the Tabernacle always in the center. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck lunch following the study session.
Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School of the JCSVV will not meet on Sunday, May 28.
Erev Shavuot will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 30, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be two study sessions, one on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the other on the Book of Ruth, which will be followed by traditional dairy refreshments such as cheesecake and blintzes. The evening will culminate with everyone entering the Sanctuary to "receive the Ten Commandments" and confirm the everlasting covenant with the Giver of Torah.
Yizkor - Memorial Prayer Service - will be held at the Wednesday morning egalitarian minyanfrom 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Visitors are very welcome.
The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, located at 100 Meadowlark 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. Call the office for information at 928 204-1286. Calendar, directions, and archived newsletters are found on the website: www.JCSVV.org.