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Desert Outreach Synagogue Opens Their Beit Sefer School

The Desert Outreach Synagogue is proud and excited to announce the opening of our Beit Sefer for the 2022-2023 school year, beginning October 8th, from 9:45 AM to noon at the Unitarian Church community room in Rancho Mirage.

The goal of our Beit Sefer is to provide the Coachella Valley with a vibrant environment where students will learn about Jewish rituals, holidays, observances and liturgy through a creative curriculum led by experienced teachers. We’ll incorporate appropriate art, music, dance and fun activities to allow our students to build Jewish friendships. We are a full-service educational program providing classes for K-10th grade.

B’nai Mitzvah preparation and confirmation will be taught by the Director of the school, Arava Talve. Arava, formerly the principal of the Avi Levine Religious School at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert, has been a Jewish educator for over 25 years and has led more than 500 youth and adult students on their journey to become Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Arava will also teach confirmation and, as the director of our school, is very excited about sharing the beauty of our Jewish tradition with our youth.

In addition, in order to give our students leadership opportunities, Arava will be facilitating a Learner’s Minyan on Shabbat mornings at 9:00AM twice a month. As the students learn the liturgy of our tradition, they’ll participate with both Keva (chanting the prayers) and with Kavannah (what the prayers mean to them). Our school will also have a library program to facilitate intergenerational learning and a music program focusing on Jewish folk songs and some new and creative tunes currently used in reform shuls around the country.

For more information contact Arava at 909-560-3313 or by email ar***@de***********************.com and visit the Desert Outreach Synagogue website:



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