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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
August 23-29, 2019
standing in the footsteps of ancestors
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday evening, August 23, at 7:30 p.m., led by Rabbi Alicia Magal, with candle lighting, songs, blessings, Torah reading, a healing blessing, and Mourner's Kaddish.
Torah study begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, with a discussion about the Torah portion: Ekev, Deuteronomy 7.12 - 11.25, a continuation of the second of Moses' three farewell talks to Israel before they would enter the Promised Land. He urges this young generation to keep their faith in God, and to remember that God had redeemed them from the powerful Pharaoh, had enabled them to triumph in battle with several nations, and would act again on their behalf. Moses reminds them that they are following in the footsteps of their parents and their ancestors, and should offer gratitude and blessings once they arrive in the land which would provide water, crops, and fulfill all of their needs. What is required of them? only that they love and serve God and live by the commandments revealed to them. In the continuing Great Minds series, this week's focus will be on RASHI, the great 11th century commentator on Bible and Talmud. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the luncheon following the study session.
Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. all are invited to the egalitarian 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.
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 ...