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Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
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We invite you to celebrate a unique and meaningful bar or bat mitzvah, full of fun and surprises, in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and wish you and your bar/bat mitzvah Mazal Tov!

For details and registration, call: Tel. 02-6771302 email  navas@imj.org.il

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A bar or bat mitzvah provides the child and his family with an opportunity to examine and celebrate the transition from childhood to young adulthood.  Societies throughout the world observe similar rites of passage.

Those who choose to celebrate elsewhere are warmly invited to include a visit to the Israel Museum in their pre- or post- bar/bat mitzvah celebrations. A visit to the Israel Museum affords the bar and bat mitzvah and his or her family with the opportunity to experience texts and ritual objects, which play a significant role in the bar/bat mitzvah ceremony and reflect the most significant aspects of Jewish Life and Art.

The Museum is home to the Shrine of the Book, containing the 2000-year old Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Synagogue Route, containing four original, reconstructed synagogues from three continents. The Rhythm of Life gallery contains a wide range of objects used in Jewish life-cycle rituals, including the bar and bat mitzvah ceremony.

The Jewish adolescent's sense of self, as a link in the chain of Jewish history, is empowered by his or her contact with these objects. While displays in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Americas galleries offer a view of the observance of rites of passage in other cultures.

Online resources for the bar/bat mitzvah:

The Israel Museum welcomes you and your bar/bat mitzvah to the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, allowing users to examine and explore these most ancient manuscripts from Second Temple times at a level of detail never before possible. Developed in partnership with Google, the new website gives users access to searchable, fast-loading, high-resolution images of the scrolls, as well as short explanatory videos and background information on the texts and their history.
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We invite you to also make use of the interactive features in the Museum's  Dorot Foundation Dead Sea Scrolls Information and Study Center, in Memory of Joy Gottesman Ungerleider

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