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An emotional, meaningful experience that continues to rise in popularity among travelers to Israel is the decision to hold a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah ceremony here. The event marks a reason for both first-time and repeat travel to Israel.

The simplest way to arrange a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah in Israel is to work with the agents at About Family Travel, who specialize in Jewish family travel.

About Family Travel, tour and travel organizers, can customize a package to meet our clients' needs and provide complimentary arrangements for the Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah teen.

Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah can be celebrated throughout Israel; there is no shortage of significant religious sites.

An added value of celebrating this rite of passage in Israel is that the young adult can experience his or her Jewish heritage and culture in the land where it all began. For the families that accompany the young adult, it is equally emotional; a memory for a lifetime.

A Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah celebration in Israel can be an unforgetable experience. The following basic information is to assist those who wish to plan ceremonies at the Western Wall. On Massada, or any other chosen site, a boy must be at least thirteen years and one day (according to the Hebrew calendar) to be Bar Mitzvah; a girl, twelve years and one day to be Bat Mitzvah.
A Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall, Jerusalem
Ceremonies at the Western Wall may be held on Mondays or Thursdays. The Bar Mitzvah boy wears tefillin and may read a portion (Maftir) of the Torah (Old Testament). On Rosh Hodesh (first day of the Month), Chanukah (Feast of Lights), the intermediate days of Pesach (Passover) and Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles), the celebrant recites the blessing before and after the Torah reading and can also chant the appropriate Torah reading.

The ceremony at the Western Wall is free of charge. However, a donation may be made. Each family can make arrangements with their own rabbi to officiate at the ceremony. The Western Wall rabbi will also arrange for Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah ceremonies.

The Tower of David - Museum of the History of Jerusalem
Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah celebrations in a unique setting in the archaeological gardens against the backdrop of David's Citadel.
Arrangements for a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah on Massada should be coordinated in advance by the accompanying rabbi, through About Family Travel. The request should include dates and times preferred. The number of participants dictates the location on Massada and method of arrival at the summit (Cable Car, Snake Path or Western Arad approach).
Neot Kedumim Biblical Landscape Reserve
Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah ceremonies at Neot Kedumim include a tour of this unique artificial nature reserve which ties in with the portion of the week (Haftora). The reserve's outdoor theatre, seating approximately 600 people, is the site of the celebration. Kosher vegetarian or dairy, light meals or refreshments are also available on request. Arrangements should be made with the accompanying rabbi through About Family Travel.
Arrangements for Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah can also be made with the desired synagogue in Israel.

Reform or Conservative ceremonies can be celebrated on Massada or at any of the sites (except the Western Wall).

Contact Name *Required
Surname of Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah
Bar Mitzvah First Name
Bat Mitzvah First Name
Hebrew Name
Father's Name
Mother's Name
Street Address
City, State & Zip
Phone number (and area code) *Required
E-mail *Required
Date of Birth - Month/Day/Year
Hebrew Date of Birth
Date & Place of Bar Mitzvah
or Bat Mitzvah Ceremony

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