Rabbi Sally Olins

About Rabbi Sally Olins

Known as ‘Rabbi Sally’ around the greater Palm Springs area, her community outreach includes ministering to the LGBT community, feeding the homeless, actively supporting local charities, visiting the sick, and personal counseling. She brings true joy to all those she meets.

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Rabbi Sally's Blog

THERE IS ONLY NOW

It can be easy for us to walk through the world and our lives without really being present.  While dwelling on the past and living for the future are common pastimes, it is physically impossible to live anywhere but the present moment.  We cannot step out our front door and take a left turn to May of last year, any more than we can take a right turn to December 2025.  Nevertheless, we can easily miss the future we are waiting for as it becomes the now we are too busy to pay attention to.  We then spend the rest of our time playing “catch up” to the moment that we just let pass by.  During moments like these, it is important to remember that there is only NOW.

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Press/News

  • From The Desert Sun, September 18, 2015

    Zach was a devout Jewish golden retriever who understood Hebrew, loved Shabbat and Hagim and had an addiction for challah.

    “He knew when it was Shabbat. He would see me getting ready and sit down and his tail would start wagging. What he wanted was the challah,” said Ron Werner, one of Zach’s parents.

    His full name was Zachariah Obediah Werner-Hering and he also loved to swim in the family pool, chase balls, go hiking and give his parents unconditional love.

    He was more than just a furry companion — he was a member of the family. That made it all the...

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