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Join us at Congregation Bamidbar Shel Ma'alah!


As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, the federal government, and the State of California, Bamidbar is closed until further notice. 

View the letter from our Board of Directors here.

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We thank you for your understanding.
Our Shabbat services are held every Friday evening at 7:30. Torah study is every Saturday morning from 10 am until 11:30. We also have a Women’s Study Group, Prayer Service and pot luck every month for Rosh Chodesh (new moon). We welcome your participation!

What we lack in numbers, we make up for in ruach (ruach is Hebrew for “spirit”).

We are a small Jewish congregation in Southern California’s High Desert. We believe our small size and intimate settings are a good thing!

We serve the Desert and Mountain communities of San Bernardino County, California, and the area’s military community (the Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin, the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, and the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow). We have served the area since 1978.

We are the only traditional Jewish congregation in the Victor Valley (i.e., we are not Messianic).

We are a tight-knit family that loves to welcome newcomers. Come as you are, join us and be accepted and embraced!

Like the Israelites who left Egypt to find the Promised Land, we’ve been in the desert for over 40 years. Our history in Victorville dates back to 1978, when our congregation was formed and our worship services were held at George AFB. Today, we are centrally located in downtown Victorville (click here for a map and directions to our building).

See you soon!

Congregation Bamidbar is a member of the High Desert Interfaith Council, and the Union for Reform Judaism.