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About US

Inspiring jewish learning

Founded in 2002, DUGMAH provides families,

individuals and children with a well-rounded Jewish education. 

Our hands-on approach is delivered via an individualized,

and focused, curriculum tailored to the learning style,

traditions, and religious practice of each family.


DUGMAH is best known for our unique B'nai Mitzvah

ceremonies catered to the custom needs of each family. 

The keys to our program’s success are our mentors.

Trained and experienced in informal Jewish education, they are role models who not only “talk the talk” but “walk the walk."

Our Experience

As a provider of Jewish learning to families since 2002, DUGMAH has:
  • Taught over 18,000 classes to over 900 students

  • Trained, managed or performed over 400 B’nai mitzvah and life-cycle events​

  • Performed ceremonies in: U.S., Israel, Vienna, Rome, Spain, Turkey and Greece​

  • Designed and led Israel trips for our high school students and provided itinerary based planning for over 50 Dugmah families. 


Phil Cohen

Founder & CEO | Lead Officiant

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Ilana Gorelik

Director of Operations


Molly Rose Heller

Director of Strategy & Learning | Officiant


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