Strauss Building Roof Procedure

As a rule, the roof is open to the general public.


  1. On Sabbaths and Jewish holy days, the roof is open for holding a Kiddush or Seuda Shlishit (‘Third Meal on Sabbaths’) for persons coming to the Western Wall.
  2. The roof is open for bar-mitzvah and bat-mitzvah refreshments.
  3. The roof is open for Halakeh (cutting the hair of three-year-old boys) ceremony refreshments.
  4. The roof is open for refreshments and preparations of security forces and swearing-in ceremonies.
  5. No prayers will be held on the roof. The procedure with regard to praying at the Upper Western Wall Plaza applies to the roof.
  6. No political events and/or events of a commercial or marketing nature will be held at the site.

7.         Ceremony for the awarding of a Siddur or Chumash (subject to the Small Ceremonies at the Upper Plaza procedure).

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Hours of Operation

The Western Wall Prayer Plaza is open every day of the year, twenty-four hours a day


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