• Rabbi Sarah Leah Blowing Shofar
  • Daniel. John, Pinna, Rabbi Sarah Leah
  • Congregants praying
  • Joyous celebration
  • Spiritual leaders and musicians
  • Eliyahu and Bobbie
  • Under Tallit at the Torah
  • Group photo in library
  • Rabbi Sarah Leah and Jerome
  • Rabbi and family
  • Rabbi and Steve in tye-dyed shirts
  • Joyce on the boat at Tashlich
  • John Hinton
  • James on the boat at Tashlich

“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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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.

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Second Day Rosh Hashanah on the Boat

What's Coming Up

Shabbat Services

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm
at a private home in Scottsdale
Potluck desserts

For more details and directions, contact the rabbi at office@ruach.org or 602-321-3336.

High Holy Days Services 5778 – 2017

For more information, click here.

Pre-High Holy Day Service

Friday, September 8, 7:30-9:30 pm

All Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services are held in the Fellowship Hall at the North Scottsdale United Methodist Church 11735 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Rosh Hashanah

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

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

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Boat Trip on Saguaro Lake: Friday, September 22 at 9:30 am

Separate reservation necessary. Click here for Second Day Boat Trip reservation form.

Adult Members: $25 Adult Non-Members: $36
Children over 12, College Students: $10
Military: Free

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Eve:
Friday, September 29 at 6:45 pm

Yom Kippur Day:
Saturday, September 30 at 9:30 am/

Yizkor Service: 4:30 pm

Neila Service: 6:00 pm


October 5-13

Sukot and Simchat Torah details will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Shabbat Services

The following Friday evening Shabbat services will be held at 7:30 pm at
North Scottsdale United Methodist Church
11735 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

October service date and location and December location TBA.

December 15, 2017 - Chanukah

January 12, 2018

February 16, 2018

March 9, 2018

April 20, 2018

May 18, 2018

Our Shabbat morning services at the JCC will be listed here soon.

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There are several meaningful and fun volunteer opportunities available during the High Holy Days and Sukkot. Contact us for other opportunities as well.

Thank you to Binah Strand and Eliana Chavetz for their awesome help decorating the sukah.

Drum Shalom
Join our Jewish Drumming Circle and bring your friends!

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Service Locations

Check our calendar for dates

Monthly Friday Night Shabbat services
Fridays at 7:30 pm
North Scottsdale United Methodist Church
11735 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Monthly Shabbat morning services
Saturdays at 10:00 am
Valley of the Sun JCC
12701 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Contact Us

Office: office@ruach.org
Phone: 602-321-3336

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

Rabbi Sarah Leah Grafstein
Jennifer Blohm
Eliyahu Eckelberg

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