Second Day Rosh Hashanah Boat Trip

Friday, September 22 at 9:15 am, please arrive 15 minutes early

Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it is customary to visit a flowing body of water and cast away our misdeeds by throwing bread crumbs into the water. The Ruach Hamidbar tradition is to go out on Saguaro Lake on the Second day of Rosh Hashanah to enjoy nature and celebrate the birthday of creation. Please bring bread for Tashlich, sunscreen, water, and snacks. Rabbi Sarah Leah and friends will be blowing shofarot and Desert Wind will be on board to lead music, prayers, and songs.

Directions: Go east on Shea and north on Hwy 87/Beeline Highway to Saguaro Lake turnoff. Follow signs to the Marina and go down to the dock and you will see the Desert Belle paddleboat by the dock.


Member Adults: $25
Member Children under 12 or college students: $14
Non-Member Adults: $36
Non-Member Children under 12: $24


Here are three ways to register:

1. On our website, complete the Tickets form.

2. Mail check to: Spirit of the Desert – Ruach Hamidbar, 34522 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 120-472, Scottsdale AZ 85266-1270

3. Call Jennifer, 480-206-5078, to make payment by phone.



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