Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley Synagogue

Shabbaton Weekend: Journey Toward Passover

With Rabbi David Zaslow & Devorah Zaslow
April 5-7, 2024

Friday evening service, 5:30 pm (MST): co-led by Rabbi Alicia and Reb David. Devorah will tell a story. Oneg follows.

Saturday morning Torah study, 11:00 am: Torah study and Shabbat morning songs with Reb David. Followed by luncheon.

Interfaith concert Saturday evening, 7:00 pm: An interfaith evening concert of storytelling and songs with Reb David and Devorah. The focus will be on the holidays of Passover and Easter.

Sunday Afternoon: 2:00-5:00 pm with two 90 minute workshops:

2:00 – 2:15 pm: Welcome and Introduction

2:15 – 3:30 pm: An Interfaith Journey with Rabbi David – Study with Reb David the history of Rabbinic Judaism and its influence on both Christianity and Islam. We’ll look at how the 1st century sects in Judaism have their parallels in modern Jewish and Christian denominations.

3:45 – 5:00 pm: Telling Your Story with Devorah – How do we share the key moments from our lives, and make our anecdotes into tellable tales? In this workshop we will use visualization, sensory imagery, story mapping, and small group sharing, to create oral stories that reflect the unique narratives of our lives.

Please call JCSVV if you have questions: (928) 204-1286 or click here to email the office.

Rabbi David Zaslow

Rabbi David Zaslow was ordained in 1995 by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and has been the spiritual leader of Havurah Shir Hadash congregation in Ashland Oregon since 1996. He has travelled to dozens of synagogues leading interfaith workshops in synagogues and churches. He is the editor of Ivdu et Hashem B’simchas and L’cha Dodi, both popular Jewish prayerbooks. In addition he is the author of Jesus: First-Century Rabbi, and was awarded Book of the Year by the Church Synagogue Library Association in 2015 and Reimagining Exodus, both books aimed at an interfaith audience.

Devorah Gordon Zaslow

Debra Gordon Zaslow has been captivating audiences with her storytelling for over forty years. She teaches storytelling at Southern Oregon University, and leads storytelling and writing workshops across the country. Her CD, Return Again, features Jewish healing stories, and her memoir, Bringing Bubbe Home, chronicles midwifing her grandmother through the passage of death. She runs a Maggid training program with her husband, Rabbi David Zaslow.

We are grateful to the following generous donors who supported this Shabbaton weekend:
The Gershtenson Family Fund 
Billy and Cheryl Geffon  
and others wishing to remain anonymous 


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