Welcome to Spirit of the Desert
(Ruach Hamidbar)

Spirit of the Desert
is a Warm & Welcoming Jewish Renewal Community

Ruach Hamidbar is an inclusive community, open to all people who choose to be involved in the joys of Judaism!

We value diversity of religious and spiritual thoughts, with one overarching theme: Love of all people, all sentient beings, and all creation!


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!

Join Our Community

Joyful celebration, storytelling, song, chant, dance, meditation, and kabbalah study are just some of the practices gleaned from our treasured tradition. Guest Rabbis and musicians frequent Ruach Hamidbar, revitalizing us with their kabbalistic teachings, storytelling, chanting, meditations, and unique musical gifts. We offer many opportunities throughout the year for learning and growth.

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. 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 background is necessary.

About Us

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.

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Contact us

Office: andalin@ruach.org
Phone: 801-580-1015

Click on the following to send an email to the person directly:

Rebbitzen Andalin
Eliyahu Eckelberg
Rabbi Sarah Leah Mazeltov
Rabbi Alan


Services Location

Friday evening and Saturday morning Shabbat services

Currently services are through Zoom until such time that we may safely resume in-person meetings.

Various times and locations. Please visit our home page, our Shabbat Services page, or our calendar.

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