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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

Jun 22, 2017

יום כיפור קטן

"Little" Yom Kippur

Mincha prayer and "Little" Yom Kippur at the Western Wall

Jun 19, 2017

nitzoley shoah Ashdod

Bar & Bat Mitzvah for Holocaust survivors from Ashdod at the Western Wall

 
A moving Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony for Holocaust survivors from Ashdod was held today at the Western Wall. The Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration for Holocaust survivors is an initiative of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and takes place thanks to the cooperation of Minister Gila Gamliel and the Ministry for Social Equality, as well as various municipalities around Israel. This program brings together groups of senior citizens who survived the horrors of the Holocaust at the time of their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Years later, they now have the opportunity to celebrate at the Western Wall surrounded by family, just as every child of that age.
At the emotional ceremony, the men wrapped Tefillin (phylacteries) around their arms and the women participated in a beautiful, festive prayer ceremony. After sharing stories of their difficult experiences in the years of the Holocaust, they went down to the Western Wall Prayer Plaza accompanied by family, IDF soldiers, and volunteers who take part in this unique event.
 
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is honored and proud to host this special program.

Jun 15, 2017

בר ובת מצווה לניצולי שואה מירושלים בכותל המערבי

Bar & Bat Mitzvah for Holocaust survivors from Jerusalem at the Western Wall

A moving Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony for Holocaust survivors from Jerusalem was held today at the Western Wall. The Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration for Holocaust survivors is an initiative of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and takes place thanks to the cooperation of Minister Gila Gamliel and the Ministry for Social Equality, as well as various municipalities around Israel. This program brings together groups of senior citizens who survived the horrors of the Holocaust at the time of their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Years later, they now have the opportunity to celebrate at the Western Wall surrounded by family, just as every child of that age.
At the emotional ceremony, the men wrapped Tefillin (phylacteries) around their arms and the women participated in a beautiful, festive prayer ceremony. After sharing stories of their difficult experiences in the years of the Holocaust, they went down to the Western Wall Prayer Plaza accompanied by family, IDF soldiers, and volunteers who take part in this unique event.
 
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation is honored and proud to host this special program.

Jun 14, 2017

hashbaa

Anti Aircraft Recruits Swearing-in Ceremony

A moving swearing-in ceremony for recruits from the Anti Aircraft Unit took place tonight at the Western Wall.