The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley Synagogue is an egalitarian Jewish congregation covering a wide range of Jewish denominations providing religious education, social and community action, and cultural activities to all individuals within the local area of Northern Arizona known as the Verde Valley and surroundings. We are committed to being a welcoming presence for all who embrace Jewish values.
Our organization was established in 1988 and incorporated in September of 1993. We received our 501c3 status in December of 1994. Our building was constructed by the congregation, and was completed in 2002 at a time when Sedona and the Verde Valley were just starting to grow as a tourist destination, in essentially what was a very small town in the middle of a natural treasure of Red Rocks, National and State Forest, and significant archaeological sites of interest.
We were created to be a meeting place for religious worship, education, and communal cultural action in what was at the time a comparatively isolated area. We, since that time, worked to attract those interested in the area, from all traditions of Judaism, and to be a destination for all things associated with Jewish practice. We have sought to provide a synagogue for all who wanted a place to worship, and celebrate traditional holidays and life cycle events, whether they came to Sedona from near or far. Our aim is to foster lasting relationships, both within and outside the Jewish community, through lifelong educational programs, commitment to social justice, providing help for vulnerable local populations, and fighting discriminatory practices.
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