Bat Mitzvah in Israel: Meaning, Growth, Belonging, Fun and Family
What’s so Special about a Bat Mitzvah Israel Trip?
A Bat Mitzvah in Israel is a fun, meaningful way for you or your daughter to celebrate being part of the Jewish people and to connect to your heritage. A Bat Mitzvah is the ideal time to discover your place in the great chain of Jewish women going back thousands of years and hundreds of generations. There’s no better place to connect to your Judaism and the past of the Jewish people than in the place where it all began. The time away from home, the travel, the fun, also provides great opportunities for your family to connect to each other and your common roots.
Our Bat Mitzvah Israel Tour Program
At InSite Israel we don’t just offer a tour. We design each Bat Mitzvah tour and ceremony for the individual and family. We involve experienced educators in the process, bringing in wise, learned Jewish women to help prepare the Bat Mitzvah girl via discussions over skype in the weeks and months leading up to the trip. We design the trip to build to a dramatic pinnacle at the Bat Mitzvah ceremony, bringing the family closer together and allowing time and opportunities for sharing and growing together.
Outline of Your Bat Mitzvah Israel Tour
Every tour will be different based on the time you have and the interests of you and your family. But the trip will likely include two or three days in the North of the country. There you’ll enjoy Israel’s great outdoors, hiking, jeeping, zip-lining, the mystical city of Tzfat, having fun and adventures together and learning about Israel.
Most of the tour will be based out of Jerusalem, with day-trips to sites outside and within the city. The Old City of Jerusalem, the Western Wall, the City of David, Massada, Dead Sea, Yad Vashem (Israel’s Holocaust Memorial and Museum), will be included.
Volunteering projects ranging from feeding the homeless to helping care for seeing-eye-dogs in training are popular options. There are adventures like horseback riding and adventurous hikes or multi-day camel rides into the desert. You can visit and pray at the burial places of our matriarchs Sarah, Rivka, Rachel and Leah. You can get your hands dirty taking part in an active archeological dig.
You can spend a day or two in Tel Aviv, exploring the city, enjoying the beach, seeing shows in the evening and the place where the state of Israel was declared. There’s also an underground, secret, bullet factory from 1948, and much more.
We will design the flow of the itinerary to build up to the Bat Mitzvah, include a powerful, meaningful ceremony, and a bit of time to decompress and process before the end of your trip.