bAR AND BAT MITZVAH FAMILY TOURS

Whether you want to provide the gift of a Bar or Bat Mizvah ceremony steeped in tradition overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem or you’re looking for an alternative coming of age experience for your loved one, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Israel is a wonderful way to experience Israel together as a family and create memories to last a lifetime around this special occasion. 

Choose from one of our group programs and feel a sense of family and togetherness as you tour with other families also celebrating a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  Together, the B’nai Mitzva teens will take part in a ceremony and begin to learn concepts of leadership and giving throughout their Israel experience. Picture connecting to Judaism and your roots with a ceremony in a magical setting overlooking the old city of Jerusalem or seeing the sun rise at Masada. Or, choose from one of our alternative tours which mark this special time in other ways with no traditional ceremony at all.  We also plan the ultimate private family Bar/Bat Mitzva experience catered exactly to your needs. 

Who are we?

Gil Travel is the leading creator of Israel Bar and Bat Mitzva tours. We are experts in multi-generational travel and we can create the perfect trip to Israel that everyone can enjoy together.

For over 40 years, Gil Travel has helped families just like yours strengthen their ties to Judaism and make cherished memories with personalized Bar & Bat Mitzvah Israel tours.

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