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Bar Mitzvah Ceremony

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Bar Mitzvah Ceremony

Arrival at the Western Wall and meeting your guide

Your escort will meet you at the Bar Mitzvah booth located near the entrance to the Western Wall Plaza (on the side leading towards the Dung Gate) The reception desk is there between the hours 8:30 am and 12:00 pm,
After 12:00 pm and until 3:00 pm you can go to the Bar Mitzvah desk at the entrance to the men’s section. From there you will walk together to the upper Plaza to start the ceremony. Your guide will discuss with your group the special privilege and significance in holding this event at the Western Wall, and its special connection to the chain of Jewish generations. Before heading to Western Wall Prayer Plaza, you will have the opportunity to take a short refreshment break and then the main part of the ceremony will begin. The men will move to the men’s prayer area, gathering around one of the many prayer stands available for public use, set up along the mechitzah (separating wall). The women will gather in their prayer area along the mechitzah to observe the ceremony from there. Separation of men and women is required at the Western Wall and we will do everything possible to provide the women attending the ceremony the most convenient and comfortable access to the event.

After the security check at the entrance to