Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Live the moment - Cherish it

Mark this special milestone with an Israel experience that will impact your child, family and friends. Together you’ll laugh, cry, learn and enjoy the best shwarma you’ve ever tasted!

About The Trip

Our Bar & Bat Mitzvah trips are a true celebration, usually lasting 10-14 days. We combine fun, action, spirituality, Jewish Heritage and social responsibility with quality family time. There is a delicate balance between structured activities and time to explore & experience on your own...

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We work together with you to create a personalized itinerary that is just right for you & your family. Every day has a combination of activities which are interactive & engaging - no long-winded tours or endless visits to museums. We assist you in planning the ceremony so that it is meaningful & relevant. Our guides are carefully selected on the basis of their warmth, passion, knowledge & zest for life. 

Trip Highlights

It’s a celebration bursting with energy…a journey of discovery of what it means to be Bar Mitzva…a time to be together as a family, a trip that your child will connect to and remember.

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  • Ceremony at the Western Wall, Masada or Hebron
  • Wade through Hezekiah’s Tunnels dug more than 2700 years ago
  • Learn to appreciate your senses at Dialogue in Darkness
  • Discover the Mystical City of Tzfat including beautiful ynagogues and artists’ colony
  • Re-enact the dramatic battle at Ammunition Hill
  • Try out the longest zip-line in the Middle East at Deer Land
  • Ascend the desert fortress of Masada
  • Float in the Dead Sea – the lowest place on earth, at the Ein Gedi Spa
  • Learn how to shoot an M-16 under the instruction of former IDF commandoes
  • Discover the Golan Heights off-road in a jeep
  • Meet modern-day Israeli heroes
  • Volunteer to help those in need
Be Unique

Do you want your Bar/Bat Mitzva to be a meaningful experience? Would you like to share your joy with others? What causes are close to your heart? Bar Mitzva trip provides a fantastic opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of others. Here are some of the things that we have done in the past.

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Hosted IDF combat troops for a BBQ on their base, throw a party for underprivileged children in an orphanage, plant trees in the JNF forest, twin celebration with a child from a development town. Tell us what interests you and we can make it happen.

Day 1

DAY ONE – TUESDAY – ARRIVAL

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by our representatives and escorted through passport control, baggage claim and customs
  • Transfer to Jerusalem
  • Check-in to your hotel, rest, relax & unpack
  • Dinner at Jaffa Port

Overnight: Dan Panorama – Tel-Aviv

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Day 2

DAY TWO – WEDNESDAY– TEL AVIV

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • Tour the Underground Bullet Factory at the Ayalon Institute
  • Visit the Palmach Museum and learn about the miracle of the birth of the State of Israel
  • Experience the colorful Nachalat Binyamin market, outdoor Shuk HaCarmel & trendy Sheinkin Street including time for lunch
  • Lookout over Old Jaffa from the Herbert Samuel Promenade
  • Drive to Jerusalem – Dinner at Mamilla Promenade

Overnight: David Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem

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Day 3

DAY THREE – THURSDAY– BAR MITZVAH DAY JERUSALEM

  • Bar Mitzvah ceremony at the Kotel
  • Navigate the Western Wall Tunnels
  • Explore the sites & sounds of the Jewish Quarter including the Cardo, Broad Wall & Burnt House
  • Re-enact the dramatic battle at Ammunition Hill that led the way to the liberation of the Old City in the Six Day War
  • Host a BBQ for IDF soldiers at their base including live music

Overnight: David Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem

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DAY FOUR – FRIDAY - JERUSALEM

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Pay tribute to the memory of the Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum & Children’s Memorial
  • Enjoy the vibe at the Machane Yehudah Outdoor market
  • Join thousands of Jews from around the world as they welcome the Shabbat at the Kotel
  • Shabbat Dinner at the hotel for friends hosted by Bar Mitva Family

Overnight: David Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem

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DAY FIVE – SHABBAT - JERUSALEM

  • Day at leisure in Jerusalem. Options may include:
    • Davening at the Mayanot Shul, Hurva or Great Synagogue
    • Shabbat lunch at hotel hosted by the Biermans
    • Walk through the stunning neighborhood of Yemin Moshe
    • Lots of time to rest and relax
  • Enjoy the enthralling sound-and-light show at the Tower of David
  • Night of fun on Ben Yehudah or Emek Refaim Street

Overnight: David Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem

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Day 6

DAY SIX – SUNDAY– Judean Desert

  • Travel into the Judean desert on 4X4 Jeeps
  • Ascend the desert fortress of Masada where the Zealots held out against the Romans after the destruction of the Second Temple
  • Picnic lunch
  • Hike through the Ein Gedi Oasis where David fled from King Saul and cool off under a waterfall
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Depart for North via Jordan Valley
  • Check-in to hotel in time for dinner

Overnight: Rimonim Galei Kineret Hotel – Tiberias

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DAY SEVEN – MONDAY – UPPER GALILEE & GOLAN

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Discover the Mystical city of Tzfat including the beautiful synagogues, artists’ colony, candle factory, Ari’s Mikveh and more
  • Lunch on own on promenade
  • Visit the Otzar Hastam Center and learn of the mysteries behind the writing of Tefillin & Mezuzot
  • Ascend the Golan Heights by jeep & hear the stories of the Six Day War & Yom Kippur War
  • Enter an abandoned Syrian outpost at Mizpe Gadot
  • Sample the local fare at the Golan Heights Winery
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Gallilee with live music
  • Dinner in Tiberias

Overnight: Rimonim Galei Kineret Hotel

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Day 8

DAY EIGHT – TUESDAY – LOWER GALILEE

  • Visit the impressive Tomb of Maimonides and hear his remarkable life-story
  • Plant trees in the JNF forest next to the Golani Brigade Memorial
  • Return to the times of the Sages at Kfar Kedem including lunch and donkey rides 
  • Pay respects at the grave of Ilan Ramon – Israeli astronaut who was killed on the Columbia  space shuttle
  • Depart for Tel Aviv
  • Shopping time and dinner in the Azrieli Mall
  • Departure for Ben Gurion Airport

NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!!!!!!!

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What People Are Saying

"Israel is an amazing country, but I believe that our trip was extra special and meaningful because of your commitment and great attention to detail. The Bar-Mitzva ran so smoothly, everything was taken care of so we could just relax and enjoy the moment.” Belinda Berkowitz NY

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“Not only did we have loads of fun, but we learnt a great deal thanks to your fantastic itinerary and our excellent guide Mordechai. His knowledge and love for Israel were very evident in every moment we spent with him.Shana Ichikowitz, Johannesburg, South Africa

“There is no way I would suggest to make the trip any better. Everything was perfect and we would not have done anything differently.” Kara Bierman Memphis, TN

“I can tell you that my experience on this trip was wonderful! We found every location meaningful, either on a historical and spiritual level. Our kids haven’t stopped talking about the trip!” Melanie Schwartz Cleveland, OH

“We wanted to thank you again for helping us plan a wonderful Israel experience. We could not imagine such a great introduction to Israel for our children than the last ten days. Your caring demeanor and thoughtfulness made us all feel very comfortable. Thank you for organizing the destinations - they were the perfect balance of history and fun”.  Galya and Marvin Benak, Roslyn, NY

“The very detailed  personal explanations  provided by our guide heightened our  experience. Seeing  Israel  through our children’s eyes was very emotional.  Climbing Massada  was a highlight . Reliving the Tanakh and touching the sites our ancestors touched years ago in Yerushalayim was indescribable”.  Roslyn, NY

“We feel that our children have grown closer and are developing a love of and pride for Israel. For the adults, it has been a renewal. JJ  took care of our every need. He put his heart and soul into every moment of our tour. Eli was fun to be with and took good care of us en route.” Brian Goldberg, Columbus, OH

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