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Otzar HaSTam offers you an unforgettable Bar Mitzvah experience
We have prepared for you the winning formula for a perfect event – fresh mountain air, a breathtaking landscape, Old City of Safed, soul music players, Aliya LaTorah in an ancient synagogue, inserting sections of the Torah into the tefillin with a STam scribe, a tour along the magical alleys, a festive meal and the highlight of the day - an amazing audiovisual Bar Mitzvah show in the one of its kind visitor center in the world – Otzar HaSTam.
Bar Mitzvah ceremony
When the prayer shawl is spread over the head of the Bar Mitzvah boy, accompanied by five Jewish soul music players, we shall march and form an exciting procession with singing and dancing along the alleys of Safed towards the ancient synagogue, to the ceremony in which your child will become an adult. Together with him, you will feel the excitement during the Aliya La Torah and tefillin ceremony. The musicians, the cantor and the host will make sure to make this experience unforgettable.
At the end of the ceremony, the crowd will out to the synagogue courtyard for a Safed-style breakfast.
A magical tour of the alleys
The Safed experience is hidden in the alleys, synagogues, galleries, stories and legends.
After the ceremony and breakfast, we will take a tour, during which we will meet many of the charming faces of the Old City of Safed. We will hear the fascinating stories about the ancient buildings of Safed and its unique historical sites and visit some of the ancient synagogues and Kabbalah art galleries. During the tour, the guide will provide unique contents dedicated to the Bar Mitzvah, such as the transition from childhood to adulthood, the meaning of Bar Mitzvah from the traditional and Kabbalah perspective and more.
Inserting sections of the Torah into the tefillin
The Bar Mitzvah boy will arrive at the STam Institute and together with a professional scribe, he will be able to insert the Torah sections into the tefillin, while receiving an explanation and guidance about the entire process of tefillin production and more.
At the end of the tour, at the Visitor Center, you will receive your tefillin closed and ready for the Bar Mitzvah.
Otzar HaSTam - Bar Mitzvah Presentation
The new Visitor Center is dedicated to STam (Torah, Tefillin and Mezuzah). Various sophisticated audiovisual displays will take you on a magical journey following the STam scribes and mysteries of the tefillin and the Book of Torah.
Creation of the world – a 3D presentation – Ma’amad Har Sinai – 180-degrees giant screen – hologram of a STam scribe in ancient Egypt – interactive trivia game – writing workshop using a quill pen on real parchment and more.
Bar Mitzvah Meal
A perfect event should end with a festive meal.
The experienced catering service of Otzar HaSTam will prepare a feast for you on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Sea of Galilee, in the courtyard of an ancient synagogue or among the ancient stone arches of the alleyways. You will be able to choose between various menus with an option to have your meal accompanied by one or two musicians, who will make the experience even more pleasant.
The experienced staff of Otzar HaSTam is at your service from the planning stage to the actual event. We will be happy to advise and build the event with you.