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Join thousands of pilgrims who come up to Jerusalem every year, and come to the Western Wall - the remnant of our Temple and the source of the Jewish nation's yearning and inspiration.
The Western Wall Prayer Plaza is open all day, every day of the year. Official state and private events are held here, including ceremonies for Memorial Day for IDF fallen soldiers, swearing-in ceremonies, prayer gatherings, and bar mitzvah events.

Public transportation

Public transportation

You can take Bus # 1,3, or 38, or come by taxi
Private car

Private car

You can also come by private car and park in the following parking lots:
Carta Parking, at the entrance to the Old City near Jaffa Gate (hourly rate)
Mount Zion Parking - meant for buses only (free) 
Special Occasions

Special Occasions

Brides and grooms on the day of their wedding may enter by car through Jaffa Gate with advanced arrangements made with the Office of the Rabbi of the Western Wall at 02-6263345, ext. 200.
רכבת הכותל

רכבת הכותל

משער יפו לכותל וחזרה
יציאה משוערת כל חצי שעה
Free to The Old City

Free to The Old City

"Free to The Old City" - Free bus service from a special stop in the parking lot of the First Station to Dung Gate, every 20 minutes,
Sun, Tues, Wed. 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Mon and Thurs. 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fri. and holiday eve. 8:00 a.m. until one hour before Shabbat
The shuttle leaves every 20 minutes
Handicapped-accessible shuttle leaves every hour on the hour

Weather

Jerusalem, Israel

Oct 16, 2017

ממצאים חדשים ומעניינים בקשת וילסון

New and Fascinating Finds at Wilson’s Arch

New!! Western Wall stone courses that have been hidden from view for the past 1700 years are being uncovered in the Western Wall Tunnels. An ancient theater was also found under Wilson’s Arch.
“Time after time, amazing archeological finds allow our generation to touch the ancient history of our nation and of Jewish heritage,” said Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites.
“This is indeed one of the most important finds. This discovery joins many others which create a living historical mosaic of Jerusalem and the Western Wall for which the generations longed so powerfully,” said Mr. Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
Photography: Yaniv Berman, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

To watch the video click here

Oct 12, 2017

chagim

Approximately 1.5 million people visited the Western Wall this past month

The staff of the Western Wall are pleased with the summary of the month of holidays that just passed with estimates that approximately one and a half million people came to the Western Wall during the month of slichot, High Holidays and Succot.

The masses of people came to the Western Wall during all hours of the day and from all streams and communities, observant and secular, young and old. This is evidence of the deep connection between all segments of the Jewish nation and the Western Wall and Jewish tradition.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation noted the moving Slichot services, the traditional Birkat Kohanim, and the very first Hakafot Shniyot in which tens of thousands of Jews from Israel and around the world participated.

Oct 11, 2017

ביקור רבנים ואדמו"רים הושענא רבה - סוכות התשע"ח

Rabbis and Admorim visited the Western Wall, Hoshana Rabbah - Sukkot 5768

 

Oct 10, 2017

ביקור רבנים ואדמו"רים סוכות התשע"ח

Rabbis and Admorim visited the Western Wall,Sukot 5778

 

Can a Bat Mitzvah be held at the Western Wall?

Queston:  Can a Bat Mitzvah be held at the Western Wall?

Answer: The Western Wall Heritage Foundation invites Bat Mitzvah girls to celebrate their special day at the Western Wall (Kotel) with a special family ceremony. We offer two types of ceremonies – a 30-minute ceremony, at no charge, including a meeting with a Bat Mitzvah ‘guide’, or a more expanded ceremony lasting about an hour at a charge, that includes decorating glass candlesticks.. For details and registration, click here.