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"Our daughter was excited every week to study Jewish History and prepare for her Bat Mitzvah. We feel so lucky to have found Dugmah and they will continue to work with our other two children for their special day!"

-Jenna and Jarrod Kahn

"For us, with you leading the team, with a service created by us and tailored to our children, our family and our spiritual priorities, it became a far more personal and meaningful experience. This was the element missing and found with you."

-Susan & Michael Katzke

"Our son really was the star of the show, thanks to Dugmah. Phil led the service with strength and conviction and it gave our son the freedom to chant and read with confidence."

-Danielle Strauss

Thank you to Phil Cohen & Dugmah for making our son’s Bar Mitzvah celebration so special both in Israel and New York. Our Israel experience was incredibly special for our family and with the addition of such a significant celebration, it gave our trip extra special meaning and emotional depth that we weren’t anticipating.  Phil put together a beautiful mini service that Cal performed at the Davidson Center and being surrounded by the history and magnitude was extraordinary for all of us. Fortunately, our son’s New York service was equally as beautiful and meaningful!  We were surrounded by family and friends who were able to share in our joy and celebration and our son really was the star of the show, thanks to Dugmah. Phil led the service with strength and conviction and it gave our son the freedom to chant and read with confidence. His preparation was perfect and it led to both of these wonderful services, here and abroad, and I only wish we had yet another service to experience it again!

-Danielle Strauss

 

Phil — You are a godsend!!! It is otherwise difficult to express in a few words our overwhelming gratitude to you. We were frustrated with what felt like too uniform and impersonal an approach to the B’nai Mitzvah experience by our temple. When our temple would not accommodate a change, we were introduced to Dugmah, who stepped in at the eleventh hour, always with a smile and a can do attitude, to take over the process of mentoring our children and preparing them for their B’nai Mitzvah. They brought order and meaning to the process. And I hesitate to call it a process, as with Dugmah, this was no longer a process but a deeply fulfilling journey. I am sure that to all parents, the bar/bat mitzvah experience is a meaningful one. For us, with you leading the team, with a service created by us and tailored to our children, our family and our spiritual priorities, it became a far more personal and meaningful experience. This was the element missing and found with you.  We are so incredibly grateful to you and would not hesitate to recommend your services!

-Susan & Michael Katzke

 

Over the several years that our daughter was tutored by Dugmah we could not have wished for more. After leaving our temple and Hebrew School, we were looking for a customizable learning solution to fit our Hebrew and Jewish tradition learning needs. In Dugmah we found not only what we were looking for but also so much more! As our daughter studied to prepare for her Bat Mitzvah, her teacher, Molly, was there 100% through every step of the journey, whether it was face-timing through camp summers or recording Torah portions so that our daughter could not only read along but also hear the intonations and melodies to study at her own pace. When the big Bat Mitzvah day arrived, we chose to have Molly lead the service. We could not have asked for a more perfect, fitting and warm outcome. Over the years Molly has become more than a Hebrew School tutor – a mentor, a steady figure and a loving influence to both our daughter and our family. The process was so easy to navigate with this team. No drama, no struggle to reach people, all questions always answered thoughtfully and in a timely manner. If you are looking for an alternative to a traditional temple Hebrew School, I cannot think of anything better than Phil, Molly & Dugmah!

-Danielle Wiedemann

 

Phil Cohen recently Bat Mitzvahed our daughter Ava and it was truly the most incredible evening. The service was so warm and loving and the room was filled with happy tears while listening to beautiful music play throughout the service.  We have gotten rave reviews as friends and family told us it was the best havdallah (end of Shabbat) service they have ever been to and now all want to use Dugmah for their children.

My daughter has worked with Dugmah for the past two years and the experience has been amazing. They taught Ava about Judaism and she was excited every week to learn about Jewish history in addition to preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. We feel so lucky to have found Dugmah and they will continue to work with our other two children for their special day!

-Jenna and Jarrod Kahn

Phil Cohen recently Bat Mitzvahed our daughter Ava and it was truly the most incredible evening. The service was so warm and loving and the room was filled with happy tears while listening to beautiful music play throughout the service.  We have gotten rave reviews as friends and family told us it was the best havdallah (end of Shabbat) service they have ever been to and now all want to use Dugmah for their children.

My daughter has worked with Dugmah for the past two years and the experience has been amazing. They taught Ava about Judaism and she was excited every week to learn about Jewish history in addition to preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. We feel so lucky to have found Dugmah and they will continue to work with our other two children for their special day!

-Jenna and Jarrod Kahn