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We are always appreciative of any donation. No donation is too small or too big! Our community depends on the support of its generous donors.


There are several meaningful and fun volunteer opportunities available during the High Holy Days and Sukkot.

Drum Shalom

Join our Jewish Drumming Circle and bring your friends!

About Spirit of the Desert

Spirit of the Desert is small and all-embracing community of egalitarian Jews and spiritual seekers that celebrate Judaism through joyful prayer, song, music, dance, story-telling and meditation. We strive to bring healing to the world through the promotion of Torah, mitzvot, tzedakah, environmental responsibility and profound caring for all life. All Jews and spiritual seekers are welcome and no Hebrew or backgroud is necessary.

We offer many opportunities throughout the year for learning and growth.

Guest Rabbis and musicians frequent Ruach Hamidbar, revitalizing us with their kabbalistic teachings, storytelling, chanting, meditations and unique musical gifts.

We are GLBTQ and differently-abled friendly. Everyone is welcomed into our community.
Come and join us! You will be inspired and have fun!

​Warm and Welcoming

Spirit of the Desert is a warm and welcoming Jewish Renewal community that seeks to provide joyful transformative healing and relevant spirituality. we are passionately committed to reconnecting Jews back to their roots and we draw upon mystical and Chassidic traditions.

Joyful and Celebratory

Joyful celebration, storytelling, song, chant, dance, meditation and kabbalah study are just some of the practices gleaned from our treasured tradition.

Egalitarian Community

Ruach Hamidbar is an egalitarian community that cares deeply about all life and is committed to “Tikkun Olam” the healing of the world. Justice, freedon and responsibility toward the environment are strongly promoted.

Accepting and Non-Judgmental

We are an accepting and non-judgmental community of diverse backgrounds and varied levels of observance woven together by the desire to enrich our lives through Jewish spiritual practice. We are GLBTQ and differently-abled friendly. Everyone is welcomed into our community.


“You are warmly invited to come join us. Our vibrant and meaningful services and classes are sure to add depth and meaning that will enrich your life. We look forward to meeting you!” -Reb Sarah Leah Grafstein

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Phone: (602) 321-3336

Hotline: (602) 420-1700

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