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Do you speak French? Russian? Spanish?
You can join a tour for individuals with an audio-guide in French, Russian, or Spanish!
To reserve a tour, call 972-2-6271333
*The audio-guide will be given in exchange for an ID left as collateral.
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Important Notice

Accessibility of the Western Wall Tunnels - Important Message!
Due to construction work, wheelchairs will not be accessible in the Western Wall Tunnels. The Fund's management apologizes for the temporary inconvenience. "A Look into the Past" is still wheelchair accessible.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Important notice

The Chain of Generations Center is getting a new look!
Due to the renovation, the site will be closed to visitors between May 5, 2019 - June 12, 2019.
We invite you to come visit when it reopens!

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Transportation to the Western Wall for Bar Mitzvah families
The Western Wall Train and Shuttle bus depart from Jaffa Gate and return every 20 minutes between 08:40 and 13:20 – The travel is free for Bar Mitzvah families.

Departure point - Karta Parking Lot B (the bus parking lot parallel to Yitzhak Kariv Street)

Destination- Goren Square near the Western Wall.

במידע למבקר

Sep 17, 2019

עם ישראל בחר ביום החופש לעלות לרגל לירושלים לכותל המערבי. כ20,000 איש השתתפו במהלך הלילה בסליחות ועוד אלפי אנשים הגיעו במהלך היום ועוד צפויים להגיע הלילה.

The Jewish nation chose to spend their Election Day vacation at the Western Wall.


Sep 16, 2019

שני ראשי המפלגות הגדולות , ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו ויו"ר כחול לבן בני גנץ, הגיעו לשאת תפילה בכותל המערבי

The heads of the two largest parties, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Kachol-Lavan leader Beni Gantz, came to pray at the Western Wall.


Sep 15, 2019

מרן הגר"ח קנייבסקי שליט"א בתפילה בכותל המערבי לקראת ראש השנה

Rabbi Kanievsky praying at the Kotel ahead of Rosh Hashana.


Notices from the Western Wall

The Western Wall

We all know that the Western Wall, the Kotel, is the most significant site in the world for the Jewish people. We know that it is the last remnant of our Temple. We also know that Jews from around the world gather here to pray. People write notes to G-d and place them between the ancient stones of the Wall.
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Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation invites you to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel, in a unique atmosphere of unity and holiness, and at no charge.
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Event Calendar

Western Wall Sites

The Western Wall Plaza is home to some of the most interesting historical tourist sites in the world, which offer a unique perspective on the genealogy of the Jewish people and the history of Jerusalem. We invite you to visit the sites and enjoy an empowering and unforgettable experience.

The Kotel store is open

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Interesting Facts


Jerusalem, Israel


Saturday 21 Elul 5779, 9.21.2019
Mid day:
Torah weekly section
Ki Tavo
Times are according to Standard Time
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to preserve the heritage of the Western Wall in the capital of Israel, and supports a courteous response to every traveler and visitor. We bring you up-to-date information such as events, tours and celebrations related to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and many activities for children, Bar / Bat Mitzvah celebrations and more useful services to assist you to convey an empowering and sacred experience.