Event Calendar

Event Calendar

Dec 17, 2017

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Sixth night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall

 

Dec 16, 2017

hanuka

Fifth night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall

 

Fifth night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in the presence of  Dr. Shmuel Katz, Rabbi Nachman Kahana and Doron Turgeman, Kedem district commander

Dec 15, 2017

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Fourth night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall

 
Fourth night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in the presence of  Rabbi Aharon Bina Shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh and Mr. Efraim Holtzberg

Dec 14, 2017

hanuka

Third night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall

 


Third night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in the presence of Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman Shlita Rabbi of Migdal Ha'Emek, Rabbi Moshe Dagan, Director General of Israel's Chief Rabbinate and Minister Gila Gamliel, the Ministry for Social Equality

Dec 13, 2017

הדלקת נרות חנוכה

Chanukah Candle-Lighting 5778

Like in previous years, Chanukah candles will be lit every night at the Western Wall Plaza, the site closest to where the Chanukah miracle took place. The candles will be lit in a magnificent menorah generously donated by George Rohr of the United States.
The bronze menorah is over 2 meters high and two meters wide, weighs one ton, and took about seven months to create.
The Chanukah candles will be lit with olive oil using special weather-proof utensils allowing the menorah to remain lit throughout the night. The menorah will be placed on a new and lit stage.
Chanukah candle-lighting will take place every evening of Chanukah at 4:30pm, on Saturday night at 7:00pm, and on Friday at 3:30pm.

 

Date Prayer Plaza Western Wall Tunnels, Opposite the Holy of Holies Upper Plaza

First night, Tuesday 24 Kislev (12/12)

The Rishon L'Zion and Sefardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rav Yitzchak Yosef, Shlita

 

Oded Plus, Director General of Religious Services Ministry Inspector General Ronny Alsheich
Second night, Wednesday 25 Kislev (13/12)

Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, the Rishon Lezion and chief rabbi of Jerusalem

 

Rabbi Nachum Cohen. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, and US Ambassador to Israel Mr. David Friedman.
Third night, Thursday 26 Kislev (14/12)

Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman Shlita Rabbi of Migdal Ha'Emek

 

Rabbi Moshe Dagan, Director General of Israel's Chief Rabbinate Minister Gila Gamliel, the Ministry for Social Equality
Fourth night, Friday 27 Kislev (15/12)

Rabbi Aharon Bina Shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh

 

Efraim Holtzberg

Rabbi David Azoulay, Minister of Religious Affairs
Fifth night, Saturday night, 28 Kislev (16/12)

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, shlita Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites

 

Rabbi Nachman Kahana
Sixth night, Sunday, 29 Kislev (17/12)

Rabbi Yehuda Deri Shlita, Rabbi of the City of Be'er Sheva

 

Rabbi Shimon zeivald

Seventh night, Monday 30 Kislev (18/12)

Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita, Rabbi of the city of Jerusalem

 

Rabbi Yehoshua rahamim Shlita Mr. Eli Gruner the director of the Prime Minister’s office
Eighth night, Tuesday 1 Tevet (19/12) Chief Rabbi David Lau Shlita Rabbi Yisrael Gafner Mr. Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem

Dec 12, 2017

hanuka

Second night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall

 
Second night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in the presence of Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, the Rishon Lezion and chief rabbi of Jerusalem, Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, and US Ambassador to Israel Mr. David Friedman.


Dec 12, 2017

hanuka

First night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall

 
First night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in the presence of Police Commander Roni Alsheich.

Dec 11, 2017

nitzolim

Bar / Bat Mitzvah for Holocaust Survivors from Netanya and Haifa

 



A moving ceremony took place today at the Western Wall Plaza as a group of Holocaust survivors from the Israeli cities Hifa and Netanya  belatedly marked their bar and bat mitzvahs. This initiative of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation is conducted with the cooperation of Minister Gila Gamliel, the Ministry for Social Equality, and various municipalities around Israel. The project gathers groups of elderly people who survived the horrors of the Shoah during their bar and bat mitzvah years and who were not able to mark the occasion due to the tragic times and circumstances. Decades later, they are being brought to the Western Wall, accompanied by family members, where the survivors participate in a moving prayer ceremony, share their stories, celebrate their resilience, and in an extremely moving gesture – they are saluted by current soldiers of the Israel Defense Force.
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is proud to be a part of a program that is the ultimate expression of Am Yisrael Chai – The Jewish Nation Lives!

Dec 10, 2017

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The Western Wall Chanukiah Placed at the Western Wall Plaza

Preparations for Chanukah at the Western Wall are underway. The Western Wall Chanukiah (religious candelabra) was brought to the Prayer Plaza to its stage today by crane. On Tuesday night, the first Chanukah candle will be lit on this Chanukiah in the Western Wall Plaza.

Dec 06, 2017

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Governor of Florida, Mr. Rick Scott visited the western wall


Governor Rick Scott, Governor of Florida, visited the Western Wall and toured the new excavations at Wilson’s Arch in the Western Wall Tunnels.

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