Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley
Mail to: PO Box 13, Sedona, AZ 86339-0013
Location: 100 Meadow Lark Drive, Sedona AZ 86336
928-204-1286 - email@example.com
Shabbat Services: Friday evenings - 7:30 pm Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. Everyone is welcome!
Torah Study: Saturday mornings - 11 am Led by Rabbi Alicia Magal.
We invite you to join us as we ...
Celebrate Shabbat, holidays, and life cycle milestones.
Explore the teachings and relevance of the Torah.
Embrace Jewish culture and the arts.
Offer assistance in time of need.
Create social gatherings for members.
Interact with the wider local community.
Provide continuity for future generations of the Jewish people.
Meet Rabbi Alicia Magal ...
Rabbi Alicia Magal has served as the spiritual leader of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley since 2006. Rabbi Magal brings a depth of experience in Judaic studies, the arts, and education to her position. (See complete Curriculum Vitae.) Rabbi Magal received rabbinical ordination in 2003 from the Aleph Jewish Renewal Rabbinical Program, as well as from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Los Angeles, CA.
RABBI MAGAL’S DRASHOT - HIGH HOLY DAYS 5779 - 2018
COMING UP THIS WEEK
MAY 17-23, 2019
torah teaches about sabbath and festivals
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday evening, May 17, at 7:30 p.m., led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with candlelighting, songs, blessings, Torah reading, a healing blessing, and Mourner's Kaddish. The Oneg refreshments are sponsored by Rabbi Alicia Magal in honor of the birthday of her husband Itzhak - "Ike," and in memory of her mother Nika Fleissig.
Torah study begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, with a discussion of Torah portion Emor, Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23, dealing with the Sabbath, Holy Days and the festivals, and emphasizes again that there shall be equality of treatment under the law for stranger and Israelites alike when the Israelites reach the Promised Land. Counting the Omer, a Kabbalistic practice between Passover and Shavuot, will also be explored. This is a seven week mystical time of spiritual growth and deepening until the next festival of Shavuot on the fiftieth day (evening of June 8 this year) when the Children of Israel received Torah on Mt. Sinai. This third week in the counting was the Spherah (energy center) of Netzach - embodying characteristics of persistence, long range goals, and endurance). The following week beginning Saturday evening, will focus on the quality of Hod - beauty, grace, splendor, and humility. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck luncheon following the study session.
The Men's Club of the JCSVV will hold it's monthly meeting on Sunday, May 19, at 8:30 a.m. downstairs in the classroom for breakfast and a speaker.
Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. all are invited to the morning minyan with a beautiful view of the red rocks from the sanctuary. This interactive morning service includes time for questions and comments on the prayers and on the Torah portion of the current week. Visitors are most welcome, and actually needed to enable us to have a full minyan (prayer quorum of 10) for mourners to say Kaddish. This is an opportunity to begin the day with prayer in a supportive community.
On Thursday, May 23, The Joys of Yiddish class will be presented by Paul Friedman at 2 p.m. Brush up or learn useful, descriptive phrases in Yiddish in a fun and interactive format.
The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, located at 100 Meadow Lark Drive off Route 179 in Sedona, is a welcoming, egalitarian, inclusive congregation dedicated to building a link from the past to the future by providing religious, educational, social and cultural experiences. The congregation is unaffiliated with any particular stream of Judaism in order to respect and serve the wide diversity of its members and visitors. Rabbi Magal is available to speak with anyone on spiritual matters. For more information call the office at 928 204-1286 or check the website: www.jcsvv.org.
Rabbi Alicia Magal
Just a glimpse of the numerous celebrations and activities at the JCSVV ...