4/12/2012 1:03:00 PM This week at Jewish Community
Shalom from the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Erev Shabbat services begin at 7:30 p.m., led by Rabbi Alicia Magal. This is our monthly Simcha Shabbat, when all those celebrating a birthday or anniversary in April will be given a special blessing.
Saturday, April 14, Torah study at 11 a.m., focusing on the special Shabbat prayers for the week of Passover. The word Halleluyah comes from the Hebrew "Hallel"- praise. The Hallel prayers, recited and sung during Passover and at other Jewish festivals during the year, are a compilation of the joyous Psalms 113-118. An example is from Psalm 117: Praise Adonai all you nations; exalt God, all you peoples, for great is God's steadfast love toward us; Adonai's faithfulness endures forever. Halleluyah!
Potluck luncheon, with foods that are kosher for Passover, follows the study session.
Sunday, April 15 - a celebration of Holocaust Remembrance Day will be held at 2 p.m. at NAU in Flagstaff at the Liberal Arts Building. Program co-sponsored by the JCSVV, Heichal Ba-oranim, and the Martin-Springer Institute of NAU. For more information call Rabbi Perlmutter of Flagstaff at (928) 777-8172.
Monday, April 16, 7 p.m. Book presentation and signing by Dale Stanten.
Wednesday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. egalitarian morning minyan.
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 204-1286 or visit www.jcsvv.org