Adult Education

Desert Outreach offers a series of exciting courses in Jewish studies for Adults. 

Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Adult Education at Desert Outreach Synagogue has gone modular! 

Jewish education never ends; we continue studying and learning until the end.  Desert Outreach offers a series of exciting courses in Jewish studies that may be taken alone or as part of a specific goal.

Modules consist of

  • Hebrew—beginning and advanced
  • Introduction to Judaism
  • Advanced Studies

Our Adult B’nai Mitzvah program requires Beginning Hebrew, Introduction to Judaism, and additional tutoring. 

Adult Confirmation

The adult confirmation program builds on the B’nai Mitzvah program, incorporating Advanced Studies and additional material. 

Students may enroll in a single course, or an entire program. Click here for details and information on materials and fees. 

Please contact Rabbi Rachel Axelrad for more information or to enroll.

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Adult Learning 

Adult Learning with the Beit Sefer Shabbat School takes place on Saturday mornings. Classes are informal discussions with Rabbi Jules, Rabbi Rachel, or Rabbi Bentley on various topics such as:

  • Shabbat
  • Understanding Torah
  • Prayer
  • Rabbinic Judaism
  • High Holy Days
  • Pesach
  • Israel topics
  • Music

Click here to view/download the PDF file for more information. 

Adult learning-Jewish studies


Classes meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert located at: 

72425 Via Vail
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


Saturday Mornings/View Events Calendar


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Shabbat School

A vibrant environment where students learn about Jewish rituals, holidays, observances, and liturgy through a creative curriculum led by experienced teachers. 

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Torah Study

We come together each Shabbat and delve into a portion of the Torah. Engagement in lively debate and discussion is encouraged. We share its relevance in our lives and share personal world views.

Midrasha Class

Midrasha prepares students for Confirmation. Classes pursue a course of study that includes the Book of Ruth, the Ten Commandments, and Mussar (a Jewish study that promotes balance in one’s life.

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Jewish Playgroup

Children (ages 4-7) now have a place to grow, play, learn, and build Jewish friendships. Children will learn about their Jewish heritage, rituals, and prayers through art, song, and story. 

Registration for classes

Click the button below to open our Registration Document. Complete it online or download the file.