Mon, Dec. 09

Shabbat Service tonight at JCSVV

Rabbi Magal

Rabbi Magal

Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Magal will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat reception sponsored by Rabbi Magal in honor of her mother Nika Fleissig who is visiting Sedona, and in memory of her father of blessed memory, Alfred Fleissig.

Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m.pariticipatory Torah Study, led by Rabbi Magal: followed by a Dairy/Parve Pot Luck lunch (no bread or leavened products since it is still during the week of Passover).

The Torah portion is a special reading out of the usual weekly order due to the Passover festival. We go back and reread Ex. 13:17-15:26 the dramatic narrative of the Children of Israel's approach to the Sea of Reeds with the Pharaoh's army pursuing behind and the sea in front of them. On the Seventh Day of Passover we read how on this day the sea split for the Children of Israel and saved them from the pursuing army. The ancient "Song at the Sea" is a song of victory, praise and thanks, sung by the people upon their deliverance from near death and disaster. Numbers 28:19 -25 is the additional reading regarding the sacrifices for Passover in ancient times.

Sunday, April 27, 10 a.m. Religious School.

Wednesday, April 30, 8:30 a.m. egalitarian morning minyan for a mid-week spiritual boost.

Special Program for Yom Ha-Shoa - Holocaust Remembrance Day:

Our Holocaust Memorial observance will be Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the JCSVV. They will be co-sponsoring the event with Heichal Ba'Oranim of Flagstaff and the Martin Springer Institute of NAU. There will be a short service, music and a talk given by Dinah Schwartz.

Schwarz (nee Krone) was born in Shanghai, China. Her parents fled Nazi Germany, met in Shanghai and were married there. Dinah and her parents lived in Shanghai under extremely stressful conditions until 1948 when they immigrated to the United States. Her story is about the hardships her parents, and the other 20,000 plus Jews who found refuge in a country that welcomed them. There will be a reception following the service.

The JCSVV is a warm, welcoming, unaffiliated Jewish congregation. The synagogue is located at 100 Meadowlark Drive off State Route 179 just south of Chapel Rd. For further information about our congregation, religious school, or for spiritual counseling, call Rabbi Magal at (928) 204-1286 or check the Web site at

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