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 - Will resume in September, Sundays at 10:00 am
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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
June 23-29, 2017
True, humble leadership vs. pride and ego discussed
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Welcome in the Eve of the Sabbath on Friday, June 23, 2017 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. Visitors are most welcome. The Oneg flowers and refreshments are sponsored by Lisa and Marty Glinsky in honor of their birthdays.
Torah study begins on Saturday morning, June 24, at 11 a.m. on the Torah reading of the week, Korach (Numbers 16:1 - 18:32). This Torah portion reports an uprising against Moses' leadership by Korach, a cousin of Moses and Aaron, who was jealous of their leadership. He led a revolt that included members of the tribe of Reuben who, as descendants of Jacob's eldest son, believed that they were entitled to leadership over Israel. All the rebels spoke from a place of ego and not true, humble leadership as Moses did. Discussion will center around the qualities of selfless leadership. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck lunch following the study session.
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. Take this opportunity to say kaddish for a loved one. This interactive minyan includes time for questions and comments on the prayers and on the Torah portion of the current week. Visitors are most 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.