The area is divided into a synagogue and a hall
Procedures for the synagogue:
Purposes of use:
- For prayer, Torah study, Torah lectures, unpaid classes.
- The synagogue is used as a place of study for service personnel of the Chief Rabbinate within the framework of the Beit Midrash LaHalacha (the Jewish Law Academy).
- The synagogue is used as a place of prayer for the Ateret Cohanim yeshiva and the residents of the Old City on sabbaths.
- Torah study is open to anyone who wishes, at times when there is no other study, prayer or class.
- Study and group classes are by prior arrangement and on a space available basis.
- Prayer is for anyone who wishes, on a space available basis.
To make arrangements, complete the form below
Purpose of the hall:
- For classes, lectures, children’s siddur parties and chumash parties (within a public framework only) – for no payment and on a space available basis.
- An event for the operations of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
- A personal event of a donor who donated more than $5,000 to the activity of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, subject to payment of a sum of $300 for use of the hall.
- No political events will be held on the site.
- Private events of the employees of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation will be permitted (for children or grandchildren only).
- Private events of regular worshippers of the synagogue.
- Circumcisions and bar-mitzvahs of residents of the renewed Moslem Quarter.
- An event that was referred by donors of the synagogue, which is limited to 30 events per annum.
Rules of use
- The place is intended for the following uses: in the synagogue – up to 100 people according to safety procedures (70 in the men’s area and 30 in the women’s area); in the hall – up to seventy people.
- The events will be held according to the customary criteria at the Western Wall.
- When using the site, only light refreshments may be brought in.
- The kitchen may only be used by catering with ‘Mehadrin’ (strictly Orthodox) kashrut.
- An event that is held without the use of the kitchen will have the kashrut chosen by the guest.
- The men’s area in the synagogue is intended for men only, and the women’s area is for women only.
- All the events will be held subject to the Foundation’s instructions as to what is appropriate on the site: kashrut, dress code, etc.
- Exceptional cases with receive approval of the Ceremonies Committee of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
- To make arrangements, on a space available basis, complete the form.