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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Rabbi Sally's Blog

Hot Dog Story

Once there was a man who had a hot dog stand; and this man was so proud of his product – he really believed that his dogs were the very best hot dogs that anyone ever made – that he would announce with great pride to the people passing by:  “Get them here, world’s best hot dogs, get them here.”  People would be so impressed by the enthusiasm in his voice that they would stop and buy his product.

The man did very well, so well in fact, that when his son got old enough, he sent the boy to college to study business administration, thinking that boy might enter the business with him when he got back.  All the time the boy was away at college, the father continued to sell his hot dogs with pride and with excitement.

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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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