Erev Shabbat services led by Rabbi Alicia Magal will be held on Friday evening, February 2, 2024, 2024 beginning at 5:30 pm in person and on Zoom. The Biblical reading is from Yitro, Exodus 18:1 – 20:23, including the Ten Commandments that Moses receives on Mt. Sinai to bring to the Israelites as the guiding principles for establishing an ethical society. Rabbi will also offer healing blessings for those who are ill, a mazal tov for Simchas (happy occasions), and Kaddish, mourner’s prayer, recited for loved ones who have passed away. Everyone is invited to stay after services for refreshments and socializing.
On Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. we offer a morning minyan on Zoom, with traditional prayers sung or read in Hebrew and English. Join through the website link to support each other needing a minyan to say Kaddish for a loved one.
Meditation class will meet on Wednesday, February 7, led by Rosalie Malter and Rabbi Magal on zoom, focusing on a particular theme in this week’s Torah portion or other uplifting texts.
Torah study will be held on Thursday, February 8, at 4:00 pm on zoom, led by Rabbi Magal. The portion for that week is Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1–24:18, outlining many of the ethical laws to be followed in order to create a compassionate society that is founded on justice and care for all people, including the poor, orphan, and widow.
The Social Action Committee is continuing to collect food for the local Sedona food pantry. Please drop off cans or boxes of non-perishable foods in the bin provided for collections at the bottom of the stairs leading to the synagogue sanctuary. The Food Bank supplies are running low, so we encourage people to donate generously.
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. Messages to the office telephone at 928 204-1286 will be answered during the week. Updated information is available on the synagogue website – www.jcsvv.org.