• Rabbi Sarah Leah Blowing Shofar
  • Jonathan 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

Welcome to our new website. If you have any suggestions for the website, please let us know.

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.

Shofar Blowing

Shofar Videos


Shofar Audio

Listen to Reb Sarah Leah

Listen to Reb Sarah Leah and Tiferet

 

Second Day Rosh Hashanah on the Boat

What's Coming Up

Shabbat Services

Friday evening Shabbat services

October 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm
At the JCC 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, with the Israeli American Council together with Ruach Hamidbar's Drum Shalom.
Potluck dairy/veggie, bring enough for 6-8 people.
Ruach members only, limited space, RSVP required. To RSVP, contact jennifer@ruach.org.

November 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm
At a private home. Open to all - everyone is welcome.
For more details and directions, contact office@ruach.org or 602-321-3336.

December 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm
At the JCC 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, with the Israeli American Council together with Ruach Hamidbar's Drum Shalom.
Potluck dairy/veggie, bring enough for 6-8 people.
Ruach members only, limited space, RSVP required. To RSVP, contact jennifer@ruach.org.

January 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Location to be announced.
Open to all - everyone is welcome.

February 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm
At the JCC 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, with the Israeli American Council together with Ruach Hamidbar's Drum Shalom.
Potluck dairy/veggie, bring enough for 6-8 people.
Ruach members only, limited space, RSVP required. To RSVP, contact jennifer@ruach.org.

March 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Location to be announced.
Open to all - everyone is welcome.

April 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Location to be announced.
Open to all - everyone is welcome.

May 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm
At the JCC 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, with the Israeli American Council together with Ruach Hamidbar's Drum Shalom.
Potluck dairy/veggie, bring enough for 6-8 people.
Ruach members only, limited space, RSVP required. To RSVP, contact jennifer@ruach.org.

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

Chanukah

Chanukah Party:
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6:30pm
At a private home. Potluck desserts. Open to all – everyone is welcome.
For more details and directions, contact office@ruach.org or 602-321-3336.

Get Involved

Become a Member
Join as a member and support our community!

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.

Volunteer
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
Various locations. See above or visit our Shabbat Services page

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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