Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley Synagogue

Renewal Memberships

Shalom and Welcome!

Dear Fellow Congregants,

We extend warm greetings to you, our members, and look forward to your participation in JCSVV life during the coming 2023-2024 membership year. We are grateful that many members have returned to attending Shabbat Services and other events in our Synagogue building. We are also grateful that the social isolation due to the COVID 19 Pandemic is lessening for most. We can all look forward to an enriching year of programming, both in person and online.

Everyone who has attended events, from Erev Shabbat Services to the High Holy Days, the Hanukkah Party to the Purim Spiel, Committee Meetings to Gift Shop sales, Supper in the Sukkah to the Passover Seder, has experienced our reconnecting over the past year as a community, a Mishpacha. In addition, we have shared a year of educational and inspiring online programs. As of May 20th, in-person Torah Study was resumed, meeting at 11 a.m. on Saturday mornings. For those who are unable to attend Services and programs in person, they will continue to be available online (please check our website for information on how to attend Services and programs virtually). Our goal is to make it easy for all members to participate. 

Please complete the Membership Renewal Form for the 2023-2024 membership year, July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024, using one of these options: (1) online fillable form, (2) download a PDF and complete in paper form or (3) complete the Membership Renewal form mailed to members from the JCSVV office. Paper forms are to be mailed or delivered to the JCSVV office. 

Due to the increased expenses incurred in JCSVV operations, dues have increased by 3%. We have experienced additional expenditures in maintaining our building and improving our technology that allows JCSVV members to participate in almost all activities remotely. We provide access via recordings of most of our presentations. We have also significantly upgraded the synagogue’s security system. We hope you will take advantage of these benefits which we are now able to offer our members. 

If your financial situation requires a dues adjustment, please contact Sybil Malinowski Melody, President at 928.204.1286, or contact the JCSVV Office by email at . All communications are confidential. 

If you wish to offer additional funds above the basic membership level, please review the Tzedakah Circle options on the Membership Renewal forms. Any higher level of donation helps support synagogue ritual, cultural, social and educational programming. 

Please review the information online or in paper form on using Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD’s) 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 2023-2024:
Yearly Individual Membership – $994
Yearly Family Membership – $1,988
Yearly Associate Membership – $438 for 2 people, $412 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.