Bar Mitzvah FAQ

Q:  Do you also give Bar Mitzvah preparatory lessons? A: Definitely. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation has a special program in Israel that prepares young boys
Q:  Is it customary to give a tip to the guide or a donation to the Foundation? A: The Foundationױs guides work on salary and they
Q:  Is there a limit to the number of people we can invite to attend our Bar Mitzvah celebration at the Kotel? A: There is no
Q: Where is the closest parking area? A:  You can see all the options here 
Q:  Can we bring refreshments to the ceremony? What food is recommended to serve and where is the service area? Where is the food
Q:  How long does the ceremony last? Does the ceremony always start on time or could there be delays? A: The ceremony itself lasts approximately 40
 Q: How does one reserve a date to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah? Is there a specific date on which it should be celebrated?  A:
Q: Does one need to reserve the date for the Kotel ceremony in advance? How long before the date does one need to reserve
Q: On which days and at what hours can the ceremony be held at the Western Wall? A: Bar Mitzvahs are held on days when
Q:  What happens if it rains on the day of the ceremony? A:  On rainy days, the ceremony is held inside the area called

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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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