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: 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
Join us for our Passover First Seder on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the JCSVV!
Rabbi Alicia Magal will lead this traditional Passover Seder with a delicious meal catered by Sound Bites Grill.
Click on the link below for the reservation form and menu.
Reservation deadline: March 23, 2018. Families and children welcome!
Details on the attached flyer. Mail reservation with payment to: JCSVV, PO Box 13, Sedona, AZ 86339
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
March 2-8, 2018
Bat Mitzvah Celebrated at early service on March 2, 5:30 PM
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Erev Shabbat services will begin on Friday evening, March 2, at an earlier time: 5:30 p.m., during which we will celebrate Pearl Skolnick's becoming a Bat Mitzvah. Pearl will chant from the Torah, and lead prayers during the service with Rabbi Magal. Mazal Tov to the whole family from the JCSVV community!
Torah study begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 3, focusing on the story of Purim, with the reading of the Scroll of Esther (Megillat Esther) in the Writings section of the Hebrew Bible. People are encouraged to wear a funny hat to get into the continuing spirit of the holiday of Purim. Since this is a study session and not just a reading, we will discuss historical, archaeological, and symbolic aspects of the story of Queen Esther who, by her courage, beauty, and smart strategy, saved the Jewish people in Ancient Persia under threat of destruction. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the pot luck lunch following the study session.
Beit Sefer Shalom Religious School of the JCSVV will meet on Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. to enjoy a retelling of the Purim story.
There will not be a Purim spiel and brunch that had been scheduled previously for Sunday morning.
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. 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. The community has many volunteer opportunities. Rabbi Magal is available to speak with anyone on spiritual matters. For information about the synagogue or calendar call 928 204-1286 or check online at www.jcsvv.org.
Rabbi Alicia Magal