Rabbi Sally - For People, For Pets, For Coffee!

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    Rabbi Sally is available for weddings, counseling, funerals/celebrations of life, and teaching.

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    Pets

    Pet Naming Services for your new family member and Pet Memorial Services for those who've departed.

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    Coffee House Rabbi

    Join Rabbi Sally and others for coffee and conversation twice monthly at Hyatt Palm Springs.

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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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The Difference between Religion and Spirituality

1. Spirituality is this kind of seeking nature. It is the part of us that says: Who am I? Where do I go when I die? How do I live? That’s spirituality! Religion is our attempts to answer the questions. Some of those answers are great and beautiful. Some of them are just dogma and rules that get us into trouble.

“My rules are better than your rules.” And then we fight about them. So spirituality is the questioning; and religions are our attempts at answers.

2.Religion is the rules, regulations, ceremonies and rituals developed by men to create conformity in the approach to God. Spirituality is God’s call in your soul.

3.Religion is something we are taught; and spirituality is something we teach ourselves.

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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