Torah Study with Rabbi Rachel Axelrad


Deuteronomy 30:11 tells us:
Surely, this Instruction which I enjoin upon you this day is not too baffling for you, nor is it beyond reach.

     Torah should be accessible to all, regardless of background or knowledge of Hebrew.  It is not obsolete, but applicable to our own lives today.  Everyone should be able to engage in dialog, using whatever commentary works best for you.   Please join us at 10:30 on the second Saturday of the month on zoom to discuss the portion of the week, and find meaning and relevance in our own lives.  Bring your favorite commentary!

Please contact Rabbi Rachel for information.


Talkin’ Torah with Rabbi Andrew Bentley


     Coming together to discuss and learn about the weekly Torah portion has been a mainstay of the Jewish people for generations. As individuals we bring our personal perspective and experiences into the rich text of the Torah. We can see ourselves in the stories of our ancestors, be inspired by their triumphs, and learn from their failures.

     The sages refer to the Torah as Torat Chaim; the living Torah, alive and evolving through our history, personal experiences and ever-changing understanding of science, and the human condition.

     Desert Outreach Synagogue is proud to announce Talkin’ Torah, where we will come together each Shabbat and delve into the text of the weekly Torah portion. Engaging in lively debate and discussion is encouraged, as we continue to find the relevance in our daily lives and share with each other our personal world views.

     Come be part of the Oral Torah and shape discussions around the future of Judaism!

Please contact Rabbi Andrew for information