A Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony is undoubtedly a special experience that imprints itself on the heart of the young boy or girl coming of age.
In Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter, an aliyah (“calling up”) to the Torah ceremony can be held in the Hurva Synagogue, one of the world’s most splendid synagogues which beautifies Jerusalem’s skyline.
An aliyah ceremony can also be held at Robinson’s Arch at the foot of the Western Wall, or near the steps leading to the Huldah Gates in the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount – ancient places with a great deal of valuable history!
The experience can also be enhanced by including young guides who give the Bar Mitzvah boy or Bat Mitzvah girl a tour of the various sites in the Jewish Quarter.
There are guided tours with actors that are suitable for the whole family!
For your convenience, a well-stocked bar and a reception at the roofed Cardo or on the balcony of the Davidson Center or on the balcony of the Hurva Synagogue can be included.
There is also the option of a festive meal at the Herodian Quarter – The Wohl Museum of Archeology (inside the museum after opening hours) with a variety of menus.
Another option is adding musicians, harpists, and a cantor to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony.
There are also workshops where you can learn about writing like a sofer stam, a scribe who uses ritual calligraphy, writing on parchment to produce mezuzot, Torah scrolls and other holy writings.
For further details and to make reservations, dial *4987