Sedona Sojourn

  • July 26, 2019 - July 28, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sedona is known as one of the most beautiful places in the world.  And, in late July, the high desert in Arizona is a great place to be.  There have been two previous “Sedona Sojourns”, and the depth of the friendships that flourished during those few days, still exists.  Your “hosts”, Mary Jane Rynd, Rabbi Alicia Magal and Beverly Kievman Copen, have designed a special weekend for you.  Time to be together, a few fun things to do, some delightful meals at wonderful restaurants, and the opening Friday afternoon at MJ’s very, very special “cabin” on Oak Creek will be the very best.  Of course, gallery shopping and/or hiking are always on tap.  Want to bring someone special we should know?  Just let us know by registering online by June 24th.

Organizers:  Mary Jane (MJ) Rynd, Rabbi Alicia Magal and Beverly Kievman Copen

Suggested Itineraries

Meet and greet at MJ’s Sedona cabin – 4:30 for cocktails, appetizers and catered dinner.

101 Sycamore Road (just behind Poco Diablo Resort). Those who wish to go to Synagogue where Rabbi Alicia is holding Friday evening service -7:30 (100 Meadowlark Drive - very nearby)


Morning -- Free time to Explore and Discover (suggestions below)

2 pm.  Creative time @ the Melting Point (create your own blown paper weight, vase, flower or other object in glass). $40 down payment needed per person, so please indicate interest below.  Objects cost from $80 depending on size and complexity.

6:30 pm – Dinner and Entertainment at Steakhouse 89


8:00 – 9:30 Rise & Shine!  Sunrise Vortex and Yoga

11:30 – brunch at Sound Bites Grill – (also fabulous views)

Anyone wanting to come earlier or stay later to hike or more, MJ, Alicia or Bev would welcome your call to assist.

Lodging suggestions:

Los Abrigados

Inn Above Oak Creek

El Portal (within Tlaquepaque)

Poco Diablo Resort – walk to MJ’s cabin on the creek

Saturday explore ideas:

Hillside Sedona / “a step up” shoe boutique / galleries / restaurants, Hudson’s restaurant / and more.

Peruse UpTown Sedona or drive up Oak Creek Canyon.

Victorian Cowgirl - for unique clothing and accessories - on 179 just before the “Y”

Casual restaurant El Rincon at Tlaquepaque -    Mexican style village filled with over 50 shops and galleries; off 179 at Portal Lane

Lunch or drink at Mariposa Grill in West Sedona (daylight hours – great view).

We will provide a map for each of you and mark all of these places with numbers so they are easy to find.


Other things to know:

If hiking, remember to buy a Red Rock Pass for parking.  One time use at each trail head; general pass at ranger stations and tourist information centers; wear hiking shoes, hat, and bring a bottle of water.

Members Fee: $35
Guest Are Welcome!

Monsoon Madness

  • August 9, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drinks at El Chorro: another AWF tradition... with those who are toughing it out here in the summer!


5550 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona, 85253, United States

September Dine Around

  • September 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is the perfect opportunity to have dinner with your fellow AWF members, meet someone new, and enjoy authentic conversation.

When you register, you will be assigned to a host home by the registration committee and more details will be sent to you prior to the event.

On The Road: Tucson

  • September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019
    5:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We will spend a weekend organized by our Tucson members seeing Biosphere II, learning about some unique research at U of A conducted by one of our new members, Jennifer Barton and enjoying great hospitality and camaraderie with members and guests.  More information to come and registration opening soon!

Behind the Scenes: Arizona PBS hosted by Mary Mazur

  • October 10, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We will have a “behind the scenes” look at how the show is produced and meet with the producer and host after the taping. More details to come!