B’nai Mitzvah Program

B’nai Mitzvah 

In Jewish tradition, a young person begins to take on the rights and responsibilities of an adult in the religious community at thirteen. “B’nai mitzvah”-  children of the commandments generally takes place during a student’s 7th or 8th grade school year, about halfway through the arc of their Jewish education.

 The B’nai Mitzvah program goes beyond the customary skills of Torah/Haftorah reading and prayer chanting. Through family education programs, Shabbat experiences, and mitzvah projects, our program offers your family a chance to feel the rhythm and depth of Jewish life. 

Bar MitzvahCelebration cake in blue and white with #13.

class schedule


Classes 1-5 meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert.

Classes 6-7 meet on Zoom

Hebrew & religious school 

9:45 AM -12:00 PM with snack and break time
11:30 AM – Family T’fillah
12:00 PM -1:15 PM  – Midrasha Teen Program

Classes 6 and 7  are held via Zoom on Tuesday afternoons. 4:00 PM – to 5:15 PM 


Group of diverse adults studying Jewish prayer book

Adult Education

Jewish education never ends; we continue studying and learning until the end. At DOS, we offer a series of exciting courses in Jewish studies. The courses may be taken alone or as part of a specific goal.

prayer book with Torah scroll and prayer shawl

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.

Shabbat school

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

cute little boy wearing a kippah eating a matzo cracker

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.