Tue, Aug. 20

Week of Passover at JCSVV

Shalom. There will not be an Erev Shabbat Service at Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley on Friday, April 6. The first night of Passover will be observed in people’s homes with a Seder meal.

No Torah study on Saturday morning. On Saturday night we hold a Community Seder beginning at 5:30 p.m. for members and guests with reservations. Passover is celebrated by retelling the story of the Children of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt in such a way that each of us feels as if we ourselves came forth from slavery into freedom. Traditional questions such as “Why is this night different from all other nights?” is asked by the youngest child present at the Seder meal, and all types of questions are encouraged.

In addition, personal tales of moving from tight places and old patterns of oppression to a new stage of freedom and responsibility are shared.

Tuesday, April 10, Conversion Preparation class at 12:30 p.m.

Transformational Tales, Adult Learning Circle led by Rabbi Alicia Magal at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. egalitarian morning minyan.

At 6 p.m. Women’s Seder, sponsored and coordinated by the Women’s Havurah, focusing on the vital role of women in the Exodus story. Call Devorah at (928) 639-2933 for reservations to this interactive, creative Seder.

The JCSVV is a warm, welcoming, egalitarian congregation, unaffiliated with a particular stream of Judaism. The synagogue is located at 100 Meadowlark Drive, off State Route 179 just south of the Chapel Road roundabout. Call (928) 204-1286 or visit