Contact Ruach Hamidbar at or 602-321-3336.

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You are invited to join us for joyful, transformative, uplifting, deep, and meaningful High Holy Days services.

In our deeply moving services, you will experience your connection to the Divine. We weave together a brilliant tapestry of inspirational prayer experiences through singing, chanting, dancing, drumming, meditation, storytelling, and healing. Our community is a mixture of Jews and spiritual seekers of every level of observance, young and old, single, and partnered, GLBTQ, and differently-abled. You don’t need to know Hebrew, the prayers, or the tunes. All are warmly welcomed to experience the joy and depth of the High Holy Days.

Rosh Hashanah

For a High Holy Days flyer, including all services, click here

Rosh Hashanah Eve: Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00pm

Rosh Hashanah First Day Service: Thursday, September 21 at 9:30am

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Boat Trip on Saguaro Lake:
Friday, September 22 at 9:30am
Separate reservation necessary. Click here for Second Day Boat Trip reservation form.
Adult Members: $25
Adult Non-Members: $36
Member Children under 12, College Students: $14
Non-Member Children: $24
Military: Free

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Eve: Friday, September 29 at 6:45pm
Yom Kippur Day: Saturday, September 30 at 9:30am
Yizkor Service: 4:30pm
Neila Service: 6:00pm

Break the Fast meal reservations needed: $18 per person; children under 12 free. Click here to reserve.

Sukot and Simchat Torah Events and Services

October 6-12

Kabbalat Shabbat Service in Rabbi’s Winfield Sukah:
Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm
At the new sukah of Reb Sarah Leah, Steve, and Shlomo in the Winfield Community (gated, ask for Steve Klemow) 33464 N 74th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85266.
Potluck healthy desserts, kosher wine, etc.

Drum Shalom in Sukah with Daniel Hirtz:
Sunday, October 8 at 6:00pm
At the Blohm family sukah.
RSVP to Jennifer for the address and directions, at or 480-206-5078.
Potluck desserts.

Sunset Sukah Meditation:
Monday, October 9 at 6:00pm
At the new sukah of Reb Sarah Leah, Steve, and Shlomo,
33464 N 74th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 in Winfield Community. (Ask for Steve Klemow at the guard gate.)
Potluck healthy desserts.

Simchat Torah Celebration:
Thursday, October 12 at 7:30pm
At a private home and sukah in Tempe. For more details and directions, contact or 602-321-3336.
Potluck healthy desserts, kosher wine, etc.


We offer one free service for those who have not attended our High Holy Day services before. To register, please e-mail with your name, phone number and the service you wish to attend. We will send you an email confirmation.

Please take this opportunity on the High Holy Days to remember your loved ones with the gift of tzedakah or honor your friend or family with a commemoration. It takes a lot of time to put our booklet together. Please complete the High Holy Days Tickets form, including the Yizkor book section, as soon as possible.

Become a member of Ruach and support our unique services, drumming circles, healing circles, Rosh Chodesh (the new moon) gatherings, Shabbat salons and more.

To make a special tzedakah donation, click here.