Western Wall in Jerusalem
The splendor and pomp of Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations in North America are a wonderful testament to the prosperity of the Jewish community. But there is an entirely different joy to be had in celebrating a young man or woman’s coming of age in the Jewish homeland.
We at Gil Travel offer four decades of expertise in making Jewish travel to Israel a memorable and moving experience that speaks to the living laws and vibrant traditions of Judaism.
Our Bar and Bat Mitzvah planning service incorporates every detail of this most important of personal commitments. We have already helped thousands of young Jews assume the responsibilities of adult life joyously, amidst family and friends and close to the holiest sites in the Jewish tradition.
Our services begin with connecting the Bar or Bat Mitzvah candidate with a rabbi to establish a personal connection that deepens the ceremony. Next, our expert agents will aid parents or guardians in choosing the perfect location. The locations range from the dignity and resonance of the Western Wall to more festive settings like the Israel Tennis Center and the Tzfat Bat Mitvah Center. This means that most budgets and guest lists can be accommodated.
We take over the details of the reception, from planning the menus to hiring a photographer, which leaves the young man or woman and his or her family the freedom to appreciate the historical landscape that surrounds them, and to reflect on the full meaning of assuming adulthood in the Jewish community. So spend your time marveling at Masada or the Dead Sea with your Bar/Bat Mitzvah party, rather than attending to the minutiae of modern event planning!
Bar/Bar Mitzvah tours can be easily combined with family or private tours of Israel, which can be extensively customized around the needs of the family celebrating. Allowing our expert travel agents here at Gil Travel to tailor-make your pre- or post-ceremony travel around Israel will enhance the meaning and atmosphere of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah like nothing else, and will mean that this day that comes only once sees the family at its closest after a period of immersion in the poignant monuments of Jerusalem or Masada or the simpler delights of the Dead Sea.
Booking your son or daughter’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah starts as soon as you call Gil Travel and join the thousands of happy Jewish men and women who can look back on the day they started their journey in front of rabbi and family, literally surrounded by the physical backdrop that has shaped Jewish history for centuries.
If you do not seek to celebrate your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Israel, but you are interested in connecting with your Jewish heritage, we organize many Jewish Heritage Tours around the world. Contact Gil Travel today to connect with your Jewish roots!
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