The Ceremony

We will celebrate reaching the age of mitzvoth and the passage into maturity with a moving and respectable ceremony.

A guide from The Western Wall Heritage Foundation will lead the ceremony and accompany you from your arrival at the Western Wall Plaza until the end of the ceremony. The ceremony lasts for about 30 minutes and is offered at no cost.

The ceremony can be conducted at:

Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00 – 16:00
Monday and Thursday: 13:00 – 16:00
Friday: 8:00 – 11:30

The meeting with the guide will be at the entrance to the Western Wall tunnels. The ceremony will begin with the gathering of the family and guests in the upper square of the Western Wall, where the guide will explain the significance of the Western Wall and why to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall. We will say the blessing of the road – the parents will bless the bride with the blessing of the children and she will bless her parents for the occasion. They will then say a number of prayers and blessings appropriate to the event, followed by a time for a private prayer and the placing of a note at the Western Wall. At the end, the bride will receive a Bat Mitzvah certificate signed by the Western Wall Rabbi and will be photographed for the “I celebrated at the Wall” on the official website of the Western Wall.
Many families customarily grant during the ceremony a specially-designed Western Wall bat mitzvah necklace for her to the “Shehechiyanu” blessing. For those interested, it is possible to purchase – the cost is NIS 130.
Celebrating a Bat Mitzvah in Israel, and especially at the Western Wall, is a very special event that you’ll never forget!

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is happy to provide various add-on options to the Bat Mitzvah ceremony at additional cost.

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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.


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