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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A Meaningful Reaction

Every interaction between parent and child involves choice. The great painter, Benjamin West, told the story of how, as a young boy, he decided to paint a picture of his sister while his mother was not at home. He took out the bottles of ink and started to draw, but soon he had made an awful mess.

His mother eventually returned home and saw the mess.  But instead of scolding him she listened to another inner voice.  She chose to pick up the portrait and she declared: “What a beautiful picture of your sister!” Then she kissed him. Later in life, Benjamin West said: “With that kiss, I became a painter.”


  • 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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