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.
Join us for our PURim spiel at the jcsvv on sunday, march 24 at 10:30 a.m.
A SHOW BIZ PURIM!
A retelling of the traditional Purim story with songs that were popular when you could understand & cherish the lyrics!
followed by a delicious, lox and bagels brunch! Reservations and payment required for brunch - 928.204.1286.
No charge if only attending Spiel!
SEe attached flyer with all the details! click on the link below!
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
March 22-28, 2019
SHOW-BIZ purim SPEIL - Musical play based on scroll of esther
presented at jcsvv
Shalom to all from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm, led by Rabbi Alicia Magal including candle lighting, a special Torah reading, a blessing for healing, and Kaddish, the Mourner's prayer. This is Simcha Shabbat, when anyone with a birthday, anniversary, or other simcha (happy occasion) receives a special blessing. Oneg flowers and refreshments are sponsored by Meri Thomason in memory of her niece Maia, and by Barb Bank and Phil Finkelstein, saying farewell before they leave Sedona for the season. In the spirit of the Purim holiday, the musical accompaniment will be by our ukulele band - Laura Fellows and Phyllis Elliott.
Saturday morning, March 23, Torah study begins at 11 a.m. with reading and discussion on the portion of the week, Tzav, Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36, telling of the laws about sacrifices brought on the Altar of the Sanctuary during the years of wandering in the wilderness. Discussion will include the Haftarah reading from the prophet Jeremiah (7:21 - 8:3; 9:22,23), whose prophetic message in the Kingdom of Judah in the 7th Century BCE, was to emphasize the real purpose of sacrifices brought to the Temple in Jerusalem. The real purpose of Judaism is to live with justice and kindness, and should be fulfilled in everyday life. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at the pot luck luncheon following the study session.
On Sunday, March 24 at 10:30, a Purim spiel, or play, will be presented by a cast of JCSVV members, in a "Show-Biz Purim," including many familiar show tunes, with the lyrics slightly re-written to fit this adapted story of Purim. All in the community are invited. It is encouraged to wear funny hats or costumes to get into the Purim spirit of fun as everyone sings along. One's inner child is encouraged to emerge, so costumes, masks, funny hats, and a sense of merriment are all part of the Purim spirit. At around noon, a brunch, including traditional hamentaschen (3-cornered filled pastries) and many other delicious foods, will be served. You do not have to stay for the brunch (fee $25), but can come only for the spiel if desired. No ticket or payment needed for the spiel.
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.
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 ...