Bar Mitzvah Event Production

The bar mitzvah ceremony is a significant milestone in the life of a maturing boy and that of his family. In Judaism, this is a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood, when the young boy takes on fulfilling commandments. The Western Wall, also known as the Kotel, is the most significant place at which to hold this event. The Kotel connects the participants with Jewish tradition, Israel, and our roots. The Kotel is one of the most sacred sites to the Jewish people and celebrating the event here adds a moving and significant dimension.
If you are considering celebrating your bar mitzvah at the Kotel, the right planning can make this an unforgettable memory. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation can help plan the Torah reading ceremony and bar mitzvah so that it runs smoothly and professionally.

Bar mitzvah at the western wall

It’s all in the details…

 
We will help you with:
•Arranging transportation for your guests from all around Israel
•Greeting your guests, with or without breakfast
•Coming in to the ceremony. Options include: drummers, shofars, chuppah (or none of the above, as per your choice)
•An experienced guide who will explain and organize the ceremony of going up to the Torah
•Planning and arranging in advance additional activities for the rest of the day, such as a tour of Jerusalem, meal at a good restaurant, etc.
•Commemorating the exciting event with stills and video photography
•Taking care of any other details in advance to ensure a perfect bar mitzvah

Meal

We'd be happy to help you celebrate an unforgettable event

We know that each bar mitzvah is special, personal, spiritual, and deep for everyone involved. We also know that you have expectations, dreams, a budget, limitations, and your own idea of how you envision the perfect bar mitzvah at the Kotel.
We are here to listen, to understand your needs and desires, and to offer an array of options for your dream event. Our years of experience and attention to detail will help us bring your concept to fruition with everything waiting for you exactly as you had planned.
All you have to do is arrive, celebrate, enjoy, and accompany your bar mitzvah boy as he takes his first steps as a young man. Have a wonderful day with those close to you – in an event that is professionally planned.
 
 

Drum Procession

Dear Family,
Thank you for your interest in a procession of drums, a chuppah, and shofars for your child’s bar mitzvah.
Our drummers have been providing an unforgettable and moving experience for close to a decade.  The team includes two drummers dressed in traditional white garb with two drums, two shofars, and a chuppah.
You can also exchange a drummer with a clarinet or saxophone player at no cost, or integrate other musical instruments for an additional charge. 
There are two options for the procession:
From Dung Gate to the Western Wall
Meet the drummers at Dung Gate (adjacent to the Western Wall).  The procession is approximately 25 minutes long.  The team will meet you as you get off the bus and walk with you for an exciting and joyous procession accompanied by shofar blowing, singing, and dancing until the security check at the entrance to the Western Wall Plaza. 
Cost of procession from Dung Gate – 720 NIS
Addition of 50 colorful helium balloons launched into the sky – 300 NIS

Drum Procession
Bus

Bus

Modern bus to transport your guests back and forth
Breakfast bar

Breakfast bar

A light and delicious breakfast at the Archeological Park near Dung Gate
Escort

Escort

Professional escort of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation to accompany and manage the event
Photography

Photography

Video and stills photography team will accompany you throughout the event to help you remember the event forever.
Musical Procession

Musical Procession

A pair of musicians will accompany you with singing and dancing until the entrance to the Kotel Plaza.
Releasing Balloons

Releasing Balloons

An exciting and colorful ceremony releasing helium balloons with a blessing for the bar mitzvah child
Quill of the Heart

Quill of the Heart

A moving experience that includes writing on a scroll and bequeathing a tallit and tefillin to the bar mitzvah boy
Torah Ceremony

Torah Ceremony

With rabbi/minstrel

Bat - Mitzvah at the Kotel

Bat - Mitzvah at the Kotel

New! Girls also celebrate their bat mitzvah at the Kotel! The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is happy to invite bat mitzvah girls and their families to celebrate their bat mitzvah in a unique and moving ceremony in the magical atmosphere of the Western Wall. And it is all free.

Young Guides Program

Young Guides Program

In honor of your Bat Mitzvah, give your family a special gift – a tour of the Western Wall Tunnels or the Chain of Generations Center, led by…you!

Bar Mitzvah Preparation

Bar Mitzvah Preparation


These 8 meetings will prepare your son for the momentous day of his bar mitzvah.
The preparations include learning Torah, putting on tefillin (phylacteries) and more. The program is subsidized and offered all around Israel.