Bar Mitzvah FAQ

Q:  What happens when we arrive at the Western Wall? Where do we meet the guide? A: The Bar Mitzvah ceremonyױs stand is located immediately after
Q:  Can we photograph and video at the Western Wall? A: Yes, videos and photographs can be taken at the Western Wall. There is also the
Q:  In what languages can the ceremony be conducted? A: The guides of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation speak various languages, including English, Russian, French and
Q:  Who runs the ceremony? What qualifications does he have? A: Our guides have all undergone careful selection, specialized training and qualification by the Western Wall
Q:  Can we incorporate personal greetings and comments into the ceremony? A: Absolutely!! Personal greetings and blessings can be included in the ceremony with the help
Q: What do you suggest that we do before or after the ceremony? What tours or activities do you suggest? A: The Western Wall
Q:  What other services do you offer for the celebrating families? A: The Foundationױs Bar Mitzvah family package coordinator would be happy to assist you in
Q:  What souvenir does the Bar Mitzvah boy get after the ceremony? A: Every Bar Mitzvah boy receives a decorative certificate with his name and the
Q:  What do we need to bring with us for the ceremony? A: You should bring the tallit (prayer shawl) and tױfillin (phylacteries) you bought for
Q:  What is the procedure for bringing a Torah scroll to the Kotel? A: It is forbidden to bring a personal Torah scroll to the Kotel.

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Guidelines for Behavior at the Western Wall

The Western Wall is a sacred site. Therefore, we request that you abide by the guidelines for behavior when visiting the Western Wall complex.

Young Guides

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In honor of your Bar Mitzvah, give your family a special gift – a tour of the Western Wall Tunnels or the Chain of Generations Center, led by…you!


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