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Presidents Message


We are a Reform congregation located in Palm Desert, California, serving the Jewish population that surrounds us:  Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Indio, La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, and surrounding communities.  Our members are Jews by birth, Jews by choice, interfaith families, gay and lesbian, single parents, multi-cultural families, and those looking to learn more about Judaism.

We strive to be an open and caring community, welcoming all as we explore Jewish learning, Jewish culture, social justice, spirituality, and community.

Our Religious School provides innovative teaching approaches to kindle a love of Judaism for our young people.  As part of the curriculum, an attachment to the historical significance and the current role of Israel is created.

Tikvah, our preschool, supplies early exposure to "being Jewish" for our prekindergarten youngsters.  We are proud of our preschool and the high educational standards it maintains.

All life cycle events are provided by our Rabbi.  Adult education, led by our Rabbi and by visiting clergy, help us probe the meaning of Torah, and help us understand our role as Jews and our responsibility for Tikuun Olam (repairing the world.)

Services on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and all holidays are led by our Rabbi and our cantorial soloist, who has a beautiful voice and a passion for traditional Hebrew melodies, as well as melodies by modern Jewish composers.  Every third Friday evening, musical instruments provide a warm accompaniment to our Zimra service.

An active Women of Sinai, Brotherhood, a very active social justice committee, and our Havurah groups are just a small part of our interactive community. 

Get to know us - we look forward to meeting and getting to know you!

Bob Glast, President