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This week at JCSVV


The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley invites everyone to Erev Shabbat services, Friday evening, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Alicia Magal.

Saturday morning, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m., all are invited to Torah study, which is divided into a two topics of discussion: first, a short discussion of the portion of the week: Vayetze, Genesis 28:10-32:3 about Jacob’s dream, and love story with Rachel, although he must marry her sister Leah first. The second main focus of study will be on the Book of Joshua, as the Israelites entered into the Promised Land. We read about the battles, challenges, and attempts to establish an ethical society based on the Torah. We wrestle with how these ancient stories are relevant to our lives. Potluck dairy/vegetarian luncheon follows the study session.

Sunday, Dec. 4, Religious School at 10 a.m. At 2:30 p.m. Special Centennial “Birthday” Celebration of the synagogue’s Steinway piano. Concert by seven performers. Advance tickets are $18 and $20 at the door.  Call (928) 204-1286.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m. egalitarian morning minyan. At 7 p.m. Rabbi Levertov’s educational series focuses this year on the Aleph-Beit, the Hebrew alphabet, with its symbolism and hidden meanings, in addition to a discussion of the Torah portion of the week.

The JCSVV is a welcoming, egalitarian congregation, unaffiliated with a particular stream of Judaism. Tours from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (928) 204-1286. The synagogue is located at 100 Meadowlark Drive, off Hwy 179 just south of the Chapel Road roundabout.

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