Shalom. Erev Shabbat services begin on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Alicia Magal who will speak about "idols" in our contemporary world. Visitors are welcome.
Saturday morning, March 10, Torah study on the portion of the week, Ki Tissa, Exodus 30:11 - 34:35, which tells of the Golden Calf incident, when the Children of Israel lost faith that Moses would return from the mountain. Moses comes back to the camp, sees the idol, and smashes the first set of tablets of the Law. Appealing to the Holy One for mercy and forgiveness for the people, he goes back up the Mt. Sinai to receive a second set of the Ten Commandments. The second focus of study will be from 1 Kings, about Saul, Israel's first King. Aspects of archeology, ancient literature, and psychological insights enhance our study and discussion. Potluck dairy/vegetarian luncheon follows.
Tuesday, March 13, 12:30 p.m. class for preparation for conversion, including introduction to Jewish history, practices, and beliefs.
From 2 to 4 p.m. Rabbi Magal's Adult Learning Circle on Transformational Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratislav.
Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. egalitarian morning minyan.
The Second Passover Seder is on Saturday, April 7.
The JCSVV is a warm, welcoming, egalitarian congregation, unaffiliated with a particular stream of Judaism. The synagogue is located at 100 Meadowlark Drive, off Hwy 179 just south of the Chapel Road roundabout. Call (928) 204-1286 or visit www.jcsvv.org