Many Jewish families from all over the world choose to hold a Bat or Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel to celebrate their son’s or daughter’s reaching the age of mitzvahs. Hundreds of Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies are held each year at Mt. Masada in the south of Israel. Many Jewish families from Israel and around the world, religious and secular, choose to hold this moving ceremony at this location which in the Jewish tradition symbolizes bravery, resilience and the victory of the soul.
A Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration in Masada is a once in a lifetime experience for the entire family. It is an opportunity to reconnect with family and cultural roots and to celebrate a memorable event with added value. The Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony is one of the most significant moments in the lives of Jewish boys and girls because it symbolizes the transition from childhood to adulthood. This is an age at which young people solidify their personal and individual identities. The ceremony unites the past and the future, traditional values and family ones in the future dreams of the youth.
The Masada story expresses the freedom of the individual and the nation in the clearest of ways. It is a symbol of the constant human struggle between oppression and liberty, a struggle for the principles of the nation. Thus, for many people Masada represents the essence of Jewish culture and identity.
Celebrating Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Masada
Mt. Masada is located at the forefront of the Moav Mountains with their magical view of the Dead Sea. It is a symbolic and unique venue for holding the Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony, above the breathtaking Genesis-like view that swells the heart and fills the soul. You can take the cable cars to the top of Mt. Masada – a unique experience in itself – and you can hold the Aaliyah to the Torah ceremony at the top of the mountain in the historic synagogue which is one of the oldest in the world, as it dates back about 2000 years.
If the date chosen for the event falls in the winter, you can hold the ceremony at any time of the day or evening. If it is to be held during the summer, it is recommended to have the ceremony in the early morning hours or in the evening as during the day it is extremely hot both at the foot and top of the mountain.
Holding the Bat or Bar Mitzvah in Israel in Masada ensures an authentic experience which combines the powerful historical feel of the venue and its unique topography. Careful planning will ensure an exciting event in a special and festive atmosphere. To prepare for the day of the ceremony, all of the details and the approach need to be meticulously considered and many elements must be coordinated. Correct planning will prevent errors and complications that could spoil the event.
Dekel Tours – Custom Family trips to Israel
Dekel Tours specializes in family trips to Israel, whether the family is coming to Israel for a vacation, to visit relatives, or to hold the Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Dekel Tours offers all-inclusive packages for Bar and Bat Mitzvah tours in Israel and every tour is uniquely designed for the family. During the stay in Israel, the family is accompanied by an Israeli private tour guide and enjoys dedicated transportation services in an air conditioned minibus or bus which takes it from one place to another with comfort and ease.
Dekel Tours takes care of booking the mountain for the event, coordinating the cable cars for the family members, and everything required for the ceremony itself. In addition, you can add elements such as a drum circle and shofars for the ceremony and make sure that a photographer and video cameraman are there to capture the celebration. You can also include tours and attractions after the ceremony, such as a tour of Masada or the Ein Bokek region, a meal outdoors or at a restaurant, a visit to the beaches of the Dead Sea, pampering spa treatments, and more.
Dekel Tours will gladly assist you in celebrating the exciting event at a significant and unique venue in Israel. Let us take care of everything necessary in order to ensure a festive and unforgettable event for the entire family.