Bar Mitzvah in Israel

Many of get invited to a Bar Mitzvah at least once in our lives. This can be something that’s very exciting for the person who’s becoming a man. Especially if the Bar Mitzvah in Israel is hosted in the holly land!  For those of us who aren’t Jewish, and have never been to an event like this before, it can be quite nerve racking. We may not know what to do, or how to act while attending the service or party. That is why it is great to have an event planner like Jessica at show you how to plan a Bar Mitzvah in Israel down to the last detail of your celebration! You will be very happy that you hired her to do all your event planning.

When you are coming in to attend the service, whether you’re Jewish or not, it’s considered quite rude not to wear a Kipah. That’s the little hat Jewish men put on their heads. This isn’t something that’s not mandatory for females, obviously. You will get stares if you aren’t wearing one, and people may come to the conclusion that you’re trying to be disrespectful.

You shouldn’t be wearing a Tallet, that scarf thing Jewish men put around their necks, unless you’re Jewish. This serves a different purpose then the hat, and isn’t necessary to wear unless you’re a Jewish man above Bar Mitzvah age. If you do qualify to wear one, you should only wear yours for the Saturday service. These aren’t worn on Friday night.

Many of the words throughout the service won’t be in English, they will be in Hebrew. This depends on how secular, or orthodox the service is. Even with Orthodox services, it’s common for the sermon, and other speeches to be made in English. This may only not be true if you go to a Bar Mitzvah for a kid that’s in Hasidim. Almost all prays, no matter the level of observance, will be in Hebrew.

Don’t clap during the service. This is something we do not do. Sometimes, clapping for speeches and sermons is done in churches, but it’s never done in a Jewish service. You may clap along to a song though, but I wouldn’t recommend doing this unless you see the Jewish people around you doing it.

You’ll be needed a gift, it’s only polite to bring one. Many people bring checks as Bar Mitzvah presents. This is something you can do, but you can also leave a present that isn’t mon