Jules King received his BS in Management from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. He also graduated Wayne State University, School of Mortuary Science and has practiced as a licensed Funeral Director and Consultant. Jules’ business background includes working for Fortune 500 companies as well as non-profit organizations. This combination has led him to much success as an entrepreneur in business and synagogue life.
Jules founded Temple Har Shalom of ldyllwild, California as a student rabbi and went on to launch Desert Outreach Synagogue (DOS) in Rancho Mirage, California. He is especially humbled and grateful to all the wonderful people who supported his efforts with much love and encouragement, making DOS the fastest growing congregation in the desert. Under his leadership DOS outgrew its initial location and now meets at the Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage. The congregation prides itself on inclusivity, diversity, and a place to call home for interfaith couples and families, unaffiliated, secular, and anyone looking to engage or renew their connection to Judaism. Jules’ thesis explores the alternative synagogue in today’s world.
Jules is also an accomplished musician, pianist and organist, and loves spinning.
I am extremely grateful to AJRCA for the incredible support and encouragement which has helped me reach this amazing day and achieve this goal in my life. I am thankful for my congregation, Desert Outreach Synagogue, who cheered me on my journey; to my husband, Carlos, who always believed in me and has been fierce in his Jove and support; Serena and Aiden and my wonderful family, your constant love sustains me. I am blessed and so fortunate!
Upon ordination, Rabbi King will continue to serve Desert Outreach Synagogue of Rancho Mirage. He will also begin his doctoral studies in Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice and Strategic Leadership at Claremont School of Theology.