Our Philosophy

At DUGMAH, our first priority is to create a relationship and bond between teacher and student (the parents, the child or the family). Once established, this enables parents to trust us with their children; and, the children can then develop a love of learning, willingness to take risks, and ability to step out their comfort zone, exploring and developing their connection to being Jewish.

Our Mission

To inspire the next generation by creating a personally modeled, Jewish educational experience for children and their families. Through a stimulating, experiential environment, we foster the qualities and core values of Judaism: a strong connection to family, community and Jewish heritage, a love of Israel, learning, and compassion toward others.

DUGMAH students benefit from having an independent mentor to assist them in both their Jewish journey and in building confidence, self-esteem and a Jewishly informed moral code. In a relaxed, interactive atmosphere, we create an environment that is informal, fun and educational, yet, also provides emotional support as needed during their journey. We understand the time constraints, daily pressures and academic realities related to life in New York City. As a result, beyond delivering Jewish content and context, we challenge our learners to embrace critical thinking and problem solving while developing and enhancing this aspect of their persona.