Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley Synagogue

Social Action Programs

Summer Survival Program

The Social Action Committee collects necessary items for the homeless to keep them safe during the heat of the summer. 

The collection of items for this year has ended. Thanks to everyone who made this year’s collection a success!

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Community Food Bank of Sedona

The Food Bank Bin for donations is located outside the lower level entrance of the Synagogue. 

Requested items for the Food Bank include: non-perishable items, no glass, nothing opened or outdated, please.  

Volunteers from JCSVV also help pack weekend food bags for the “BackPack Program” which delivers food packs to local Sedona Schools for qualifying students. The food packs contain enough food to feed a child over the weekend until they return to school on Monday.

Donations for the BackPack Program include: canned soup, canned tuna fish, boxes of macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables, individually wrapped snacks, boxes of single-serve oatmeal packets.

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Community Garden

This picture is of SAC members Karen Schudson and Gloria Brown at Verde Valley Growers purchasing plants for the Rotary Club’s Community Garden.  These vegetable and perennial flower plants are part of the Social Action Committee’s support of the garden that supplies space for community members to create their own gardens; the Rotary Clubs planters provide food to the area programs that feed the hungry.

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