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The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley

100 Meadowlark Drive
Sedona AZ 86336

(928) 204-1286

100 Meadowlark Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336

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Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley

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Mail to:  PO Box 13, Sedona, AZ 86339-0013

Location:  100 Meadow Lark Drive, Sedona AZ   86336

 

928-204-1286 ... office@jcsvv.org

 

            Shabbat Services:  Friday evenings - 7:30 pm                         Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal.  Everyone is welcome! 

                 Torah Study:  Saturday mornings - 11 am

                     Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School:                                                   Sunday mornings - 10 am

 

The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley (JCSVV) is holding its Annual Hanukkah Celebration followed by an Auction on Sunday, December 17, 2017.  Please join us at our synagogue at 100 Meadow Lark Drive in Sedona.

Fabulous Hanukkah Dinner:  4:00 pm

Auction:  5:00 pm

Dinner with reservations:   $18

At the door:  $25

Children under 12 - FREE!

Call:  928-204-1286

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                        Bid on Fabulous Items!

                        Bid on Fabulous Items!

No charge for just attending the auction--please arrive at 4:45 pm.  Auction begins promptly at 5:00 p.m.

Over $5,000 in items have been donated, which include gift certificates for dinners at fabulous Sedona restaurants, as well as for a variety of practical and fun services we all utilize.  We want to extend a SPECIAL THANK YOU to these various organizations listed below who have donated so generously to make this auction a huge success.                                                        

For additional details on our Hanukkah Celebration, click on this link:  

               COMPANIES WHO DONATED TO THE AUCTION

AGAPE SALON AND DAY SPA                                                                OREGANO’S RESTAURANT

ANNIE’S RESTAURANT                                                                           PIZZA PICAZZO RESTAURANT

BASKIN ROBBINS                                                                                      PJs RESTAURANT

BELLA VITA RISTORANTE                                                                     PLAZA BONITA RESTAURANT

BELL ROCK DENTAL                                                                                QUILTER’S QUARTERS

CATO FASHIONS LADIES CLOTHES                                                   QUILTER’S STORE SEDONA

CHOCOLA TREE RESTAURANT                                                            RANDALL’S RESTAURANT

CLEANER QUICKER CAR WASH                                                          RED GERANIUM BOUTIQUE

CLIFF CASTLE CASINO                                                                            RED ROBIN RESTAURANT

DESERT FLOUR BAKERY AND BISTRO                                              RED ROCK CAFÉ 

EYE BOUTIQUE OF SEDONA                                                                 SEDONA KNIT WITS

EL RINCON RESTAURANT                                                                     SEDONA PINES RESORT    

ERIBERTO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT                                               SENOR BOB’S HOT DOGS AND MORE

FAMOUS PIZZA AND BEER                                                                    SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

GALINA FINE JEWELERS                                                                       SNAP FITNESS

HOG WILD BBQ RESTAURANT                                                             SOUND BITES RESTAURANT

INTEDEPENDANCE FOODS (Formerly Rinzai’s Market)                 SZECHUAN CHINESE RESTAURANT

JOHNNY ROCKETS RESTAURANT                                                       TARA THAI RESTAURANT

JUDI’S RESTAURANT                                                                               THE CHAI SPOT

MAI THAI ON MAIN                                                                                 THE GOLDEN BONE PET RESORT AND SUPPLIES

MIKE’S ALIGNMENT                                                                                THE HUDSON RESTAURANT

MILEY’S CAFÉ                                                                                             THE VILLAGE VET

OAK CREEK BREWERY AND GRILL                                                    TLAQUEPAQUE TOY TOWN

ODEGAARD’S SEWING CENTER                                                          TRAILHEAD TEA

OLD SEDONA BAR AND GRILL                                                            UNIQUE BOUTIQUE

                                                                                                                        VICTORIAN COWGIRL LADIES CLOTHES

                                                                                                                        VINCE’S AUTO REPAIR

             Thanks to all of you!                                                    VOM FASS SEDONA FINE OILS, VINEGARS & LIQUORS

                                                                                                                        WALTER’S ICE CREAM AND HOT DOGS

                                                                                                                      

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Want to donate to the JCSVV when making purchases on Amazon? 

Follow the instructions below to set up your Amazon Smile account to designate JCSVV as your charity.  After that has been set up, your Amazon Smile purchases will benefit the JCSVV.  Then you may SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND CLICK ON THE AMAZON SMILE LINK, which will take you to the Amazon Smile home page.

1.  Sign into your Amazon account with your normal password.    2.  Insert into the search bar:  smile.amazon.com        3.  You will then have an option to select JCSVV as your charity by inserting:   Jewish Community of Sedona AZ           4.  Amazon Smile will then automatically donate a percentage on future purchases to the JCSVV and state on the section where you are paying that a percent is being donated.  

Thank you for benefiting the Jewish Community of Sedona ... at no cost to you!

            Rabbi Alicia Magal and Hubbetzin Itzhak Magal

            Rabbi Alicia Magal and Hubbetzin Itzhak Magal

                             Click on the link below to read Rabbi Alicia Magal's Drashot.   

 

 

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

Updates from Rabbi Alicia Magal

                                                    November 17-23, 2017                                                                                                                                                      

            Kabbalah lecture on creating a joy-filled life by Rabbi Laibl Wolf

Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Erev Shabbat services will begin on Friday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. The service includes candle lighting, prayers, Psalms and blessings for Shabbat, a Torah reading with drash (commentary) related to the Torah portion, and Kaddish, the memorial prayer. The Oneg flowers and refreshments will be sponsored by Helen King in loving memory of Sherry Lambly.

Shabbat morning Torah study begins on Saturday, November 18, at 11 a.m., with discussion on Toldot, Genesis 25:19 - 28:9, about the birth of twin sons to Isaac and Rebecca:  Esau and Jacob.  A close reading of the passages about their rivalry will clarify why Jacob fled to his mother's relatives in Mesopotamia and had to overcome difficulties and challenges before he would return as a mature man. The next couple of weeks' Torah readings will present his significant dreams and struggles. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck luncheon following the study session.

Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School of the JCSVV will meet on Sunday, November 19, from 10 to noon.

World renowned kabbalist Rabbi Laibl Wolf returns to Sedona on Sunday, November 19 beginning at 3:30 with refreshments, followed at 4:00 p.m. by an interactive teaching: Kick the Habit- Transform Negative Thought and Emotions. Rabbi Wolf will share his teachings for attaining the knowledge and skills to create a positive, productive, joy-filled life. Suggested donation of $5. For more information, Call Anita Rosenfield at 928 284-2750.

On Tuesday, November 21, Rabbi Magal will continue her course on Mussar, a practice of personal character refinement which includes text study, meditation, journaling, and partner dialogue on the middah (character quality) of that week.  Some of the qualities for reflection are Anger vs Calm Spirit, Impatience vs. Patience; Arrogance vs. Humility, among a longer list.  We are triggered daily by people and circumstances. How we react depends on our personality and on how we learn to cultivate positive, appropriate qualities.  This is an ancient practice brought to modern times.  The class is open to anyone in the community. You don't have to be Jewish! If you wished to attend and missed the first class, come to this one. Rabbi Magal will catch you up on the Introductory material. There is a nominal materials fee of $18. 

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 minyan 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 for mourners to say kaddish.

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. The community has many satisfying volunteer opportunities. Rabbi Magal is available to speak with anyone on spiritual matters.

For information about the synagogue call 928 204-1286 or check online at www.jcsvv.org.

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