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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

Old City Train and Shuttles

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.

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

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Weather

Jerusalem, Israel

Dec 08, 2019

ביקור נשיא גואטמלה הנבחר בכותל המערבי

Elected President of Guatemala visits the Western Wall

The president-elect of Guatemala, Mr. Alejandro Giammettei, arrived at the Western Wall this morning (Sunday) prior to taking office as president of Guatemala.
He was greeted by the rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, and by the director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Mr. Mordechai (Suli) Eliav.
Rabbi Rabinowitz recited chapter 121 of Psalms with the President-elect and blessed him with the prayer of King Solomon that all his prayers and those of his country be fulfilled.
Mr. Giammettei was very moved by the visit and placed a note between the stones of the Western Wall. He requested to watch the worshippers and see how the Jews pray at the Western Wall. The Director of the Foundation told him about Jewish heritage and history and about Jewish yearning for Jerusalem throughout the generations.
The President-elect said that “Whoever loves Israel, G-d loves him”, and that he hopes the embassy will remain in Jerusalem. He completed the visit by stating that he “asks G-d for blessings for Israel and Guatemala so that together, we can live in peace, justice, and development”.
Enclosed photos, credit: The Western Wall Heritage Foundation

Dec 05, 2019

הדלקת נרות חנוכה

Chanukah Candle-Lighting 5780

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 4:00pm on Rabbi Getz Sinagogue, at 4:30 pm on Beit Shtraus Roof and at 4:40pm on The Western Wall Plaza. On Saturday night at 7:00 pm, and on Friday at 3:30 pm.


Date

First night, Sunday 24 Kislev (22/12/2019)

Second night, Monday 25 Kislev (23/12/2019)

Third night, Tuesday 26 Kislev (24/12/2019)

Fourth night, Wednesday 27 Kislev (25/12/2019)

Fifth night, Thursday, 28 Kislev (26/12/2019)

Sixth night, Friday, 29 Kislev (27/12/2019)

Seventh night, Saturday night 30 Kislev (28/12/2019)

Eighth night, Sunday 1 Tevet (29/12/2019)

Dec 03, 2019

מפגש זיכרון בין הצנחנים ששחררו את הכותל למשפחות הנופלים

One hundred paratroopers and their families in a reunion of soldiers

One hundred paratroopers and their families in a reunion of soldiers who liberated the Western Wall and waved the Israeli flag in the Six Day War.

Dec 02, 2019

הבוקר ברחבת הכותל בר מצוה מרגשת

A moving bar mitzvah at the Western Wall Plaza this morning

Eleven years after losing his parents in the tragic terror attack on Chabad House in Mumbai, Moishie Holzberg celebrated his bar mitzvah. He came with his grandfather and other family members to put on tefillin at the Western Wall.
The excitement was huge as memories, joy, and sadness were mixed at this moving event.
Mazal tov!!