Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley Synagogue

Renewal Memberships

Shalom and Welcome!

June 20, 2024

Dear Fellow Congregants,

We extend warm greetings to you, our members, and look forward to your continued participation in JCSVV life during the coming 2024-2025 membership year.  We have been enjoying a year of increasing in-person participation by our members for Shabbat Services and other events, such as Break the Fast, Jews of the Wild West, a Shabbaton and our fabulous 20th Anniversary Gala, held in our Synagogue building. In addition, we have shared a year of educational and inspiring online programs. We continue to improve and enhance our technology to allow JCSVV members to participate in Services and almost all activities remotely.  Our goal is to make it easy for all members to participate.

In response to the horrible events of October 7th, the Board of Directors decided to increase physical security for most Services and events at the JCSVV. Although JCSVV operating expenses have increased, Family and Individual membership dues for the 2024-2025 membership year were not increased (Associate membership dues were increased to bring them more in line with other Arizona congregations). To cover the increased costs of providing additional security we are instituting an optional $100 assessment per member for Synagogue Security, which is listed on the Membership Renewal Form (or online if you complete your renewal online).  If you are able to pay an additional amount to help cover the increased cost for Synagogue Security, we thank you. 

Please renew your membership for the fiscal year, July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025, using one of these options:

Please mail or deliver paper Membership Renewal Forms to the JCSVV office.  If you would like to have your membership forms mailed to you, please contact the office. Please note that Havurah members may renew their membership online or by using the Membership Renewal Form below.

If you are able to pay more than basic dues, please consider the Tzedakah Circle options listed on the Membership Renewal Form.  Any higher level of donation helps support synagogue ritual, cultural, social and educational programming.

If your financial situation has resulted in a need for a dues adjustment, please contact Sybil Malinowski Melody, President at 928.204.1286 or by email at .  All communications are confidential.

We encourage members to review the information on using Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD’s) from your IRA to fund your membership and other donations to the JCSVV.

Your continued membership will help maintain the mission of having a Jewish presence in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

With gratitude and blessings,


Sybil Malinowski Melody

Alicia Magal

Gloria Brown
Membership VP

Annual Membership Renewal Fees for Fiscal Year 2024-2025:
Yearly Individual Membership – $994
Yearly Family Membership – $1,988
Yearly Associate Membership – $500 for 2 people, $450 for 1 person

Please be assured that no one will be denied membership in the JCSVV for financial reasons. Every family or individual who desires to be a member of our community is valued and important.

It is the goal of the Board of Directors that all those wishing membership become active and participating members. If your situation requires a dues adjustment different from the amount stated, please contact the President, Sybil Malinowski Melody, at 928.204.1286 or email the JCSVV Office at .

*All communications are confidential

Online Membership Forms

The online 2024/2025 Renewal Forms will be posted soon.

PDF Membership Forms

Revised 2024/2025 Membership Form PDF’s will be available soon.