Coffee House Rabbi, Inc. is a non-profit corporation providing spiritual and educational services to the Palm Springs community through semi-monthly group meetings and special events. The meetings are presentation and discussion-based and are rooted in Jewish scriptures as a source of information and inspiration. The biblical references are contemporized using recent history, current events and modern-day life experiences.

Coffee House Rabbi was founded by, and is run by, Rabbi Sally Olins who is also known as “The People’s Rabbi”. The meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, at 10:00 AM at the Hyatt Palm Springs, located at 285 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs CA.

Coffee House Rabbi meetings are attended by Jews and non-Jews, older and younger, male and female, straight and LGBTQ, and people from all walks of life!

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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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  • 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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