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Welcome to Ruach Hamidbar

What’s Coming Up

Shabbat, Torah study and more will be on Zoom until further notice. Please visit the calendar page for schedules.

Torah Study Saturday mornings – Please Join Us

Please join us for Torah Study at 10:00 am Saturdays with Rabbi Alan Scott Bachman (Avraham Shlomo). These will be via Zoom meetings.

Please join Rabbi Alan and Ruach Hamidbar for Torah study at 10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central, 1pm Eastern.  Followed by Kiddish and Shmooze.

Email for Zoom information.

Shabbat Evening Services

Friday, November 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm Arizona/Mountain Time
Led by Rabbi Alan Bachman, Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov, Rabbi Leah Novick & Rebbetzin Andalin Shekhinah

Friday, November 27 at 7:00 pm Arizona/Mountain Time
with special guest Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael

Chanukah Celebration

3rd night of Chanukah Celebration
Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 pm Arizona/Mountain Time

With Desert Wind – Rabbi Alan and Andalin Shekhinah!

Special Mini-Course with Rabbi Julie Danan

December 6th, 13th, and 20th 
@ 3:00 pm Arizona/Mountain Time

Tikkun Olam: A Jewish Tradition of World Repair
Dec. 13 class will include mystical traditions of Tikkun Olam on Hanukkah. This programming is only made possible through special sponsorship. To assist with this great programming please consider making a donation to the Special Speakers Fund:
About Rabbi Julie Hilton Danan, Ph.D.
Rabbi Julie Hilton Danan (pronounced Dah-NAHN) is a student and teacher of Jewish wisdom, who finds her inspiration in nature as well as in ancient texts. She grew up in Texas and has lived in Israel and California. Rabbi Julie is the spiritual leader of Pleasantville Community Synagogue in Westchester, New York. She was ordained through the ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal Rabbinical Program, where she was a student of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. She holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Studies (Rabbinic Literature and Culture) from the University of Texas at Austin, and has taught for California State University, the Academy for Jewish Religion New York, the ALEPH Ordination Programs and numerous community settings. 

Rabbi Julie is the creator of, a virtual retreat center based on ancient Jewish symbols from nature. She shares her daily original nature photography and inspiration on “Wellsprings of Wisdom” on Facebook and @Wellsprings on Instagram. 

About Ruach Hamidbar

“You are warmly invited to join our vibrant and joyful community. Our spiritual and uplifting services, classes and salons will add depth and meaning to your life. We look forward to meeting you!~Reb Sarah Leah Grafstein

We are a small, friendly community of egalitarian Jews and spiritual seekers of all ages and backgrounds. Join us for joyful prayer, song, dance, music, meditation, story-telling and drumming.

Experience Jewish Renewal and Carlebach Shabbat and holy days services, Torah, kabbalah and chassidus classes, Drum Shalom drumming and healing circles and spiritual salons with special guest teachers, artists and musicians.

No Hebrew or background is necessary. GLBTQ and differently-abled friendly. Everyone is welcome! Easy access to the Rabbi.

Become a Member. Join as a member and support our community! Membership includes High Holy Days tickets.

Make a Donation. 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.