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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A Chasidic Story

       There is a wonderful Chasidic story about the child of a rabbi who used to wander in the woods.  At first his father let him wander, but over time he became concerned.  The woods were dangerous.  The father did not know what lurked there.

       He decided to discuss the matter with his child.  One day he took him aside and said:  “You know, I have noticed that each day you walk into the woods.  I wonder, why do you go there?”

       The boy said to his father:  “I go there to find God.”

       “That is a very good thing,” the father said gently.  “I am glad you are searching for God.  But, my child, don’t you know that God is the same everywhere?”  “Yes” answered the boy; “but I’m NOT.”

With warmth and affection,

Rabbi Sally Olins, DD

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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