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Celebrate Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays
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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!

The Museum has many options for a celebration to remember. 
For details and registration, call: Tel. 02 677-1302 email

The bar or bat mitzvah child, the whole family, and friends of the family gain an opportunity to celebrate the transition from childhood to young adulthood in the unique atmosphere of the Museum. 

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 all the celebrants with an opportunity to experience texts and ritual objects which play a significant role in the bar/bat mitzvah ceremony and reflect one of the most significant aspects of the Jewish Life and Art Wing

Highlights of the Museum's collections are wonderful ways to enrich any bar/bat mitzvah celebration. Some of these include the Israel Museum as home to the Shrine of the Book, containing the 2000-year old Dead Sea Scrolls; the Synagogue Route, containing four original, reconstructed synagogues from three continents; The Rhythm of Life gallery displaying 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 enhanced by interacting with these objects and displays. 

Artifacts in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Americas galleries offer a wide 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.
Explore the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls >>

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 » 

Explore the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period »

Celebrate your child's birthday at the Museum on weekday afternoons. You provide the refreshments, we take care of all the rest!

Birthday Parties

Celebrating birthdays with a difference at the Israel Museum.

Birthday in the Exhibition:

Children’s activities (for ages 5-9) based on the current Youth Wing exhibition, with games and special surprises. 

For details and registration, please call: Tel. 02 677-1302


Please check the calendar » for details of daily programs for children, families, and adults; and 

Register » to receive the Museum's Monthly Newsletter » for more information about these and other programs.