High Holy Days Services 5778 – 2017

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


Rosh Hashanah

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/Simchat Torah

October 5-13

Sukkot Shabbat Evening Service:
Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm
At the home of Reb Sarah Leah and Steve,
33464 N 74th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 in Winfield Community.
Ask for Steve Klemow at the guard gate.

Sunset Sukkot Meditation:
Monday, October 9 at 6:00pm
At the home of Reb Sarah Leah and Steve,
33464 N 74th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 in Winfield Community.
Ask for Steve Klemow at the guard gate.

Simchat Torah Celebration:
Thursday, October 12 at 7:30pm
At a private home. For more details and directions, contact office@ruach.org or 602-321-3336.


We offer one free service for those who have not attended our High Holy Day services before. To register, please e-mail office@ruach.org 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.

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Service Locations

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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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