Contact Ruach Hamidbar at or 602-321-3336.

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Services Information

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 and Yom Kippur services will be held this year at Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th Street, Scottsdale 85260. Sukkot and Simchat Torah services and events will be held at various locations – please click the links below for more information.

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Eve: Sunday, September 9 at 7:00pm at Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th Street, Scottsdale 85260

Rosh Hashanah First Day Service: Monday, September 10 at 9:30am at Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th Street, Scottsdale 85260

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Boat Trip on Saguaro Lake:
Tuesday, September 11 at 9:30am (please arrive by 9:15 am)
Separate reservation necessary. Click here for Second Day Boat Trip reservation form.
Adult Members: $30
Adult Non-Members: $40
Member Children under 12, College Students: $15
Non-Member Children: $25
Active Military/Veterans: Free

Yom Kippur

All services at Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th Street, Scottsdale 85260.

Yom Kippur Eve Kol Nidray: Tuesday, September 18 at 6:45pm
Yom Kippur Day: Wednesday, September 19 at 9:30am
Yizkor Service: Wednesday, September 19 at 4:30pm
Neila Service: Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00pm

Break the Fast meal reservations needed: $20 per person; children under 12 free. Click here to reserve.

Sukot and Simchat Torah Events and Services

September 24-October 2

Click here for Sukot and Simchat Torah Events and Services.


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.