Our Shabbat Bar Mitzvah

Welcome to Josh's Bar Mitzvah Celebration
Parshat Chayei Sara

Neve Ilan, Harei Yehuda

The computer-generated Family Tree which is hanging downstairs is for you to add to and perhaps correct. As the family gathers, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know our common ancestry. The program will be entered into the Beth Hatefutsoth -- Museum of the Jewish Diaspora's geneology database.

In your rooms you will find pottery bowls, hand-made by Michal, for you to keep as a memento of Josh's Bar Mitzvah.

  • Photograph session with Josh and the rest of us
  • Coffee and Cake
  • Shabbat candlelighting in the main lobby
  • Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat led by Grandpa Hector
  • Dinner

  • Shabbat
  • Coffee and Cake
  • Shacharit led by Edward
  • Torah service led by Eitan and Jay
  • Torah and Haftorah readings by Josh
  • Musaf led by Joel
  • Priestly Blessing led by Ronald
  • Kiddush
  • Dvar Torah by Josh
  • Luncheon
  • Mincha led by Edward
  • Hike led by Joel
  • Seudat Shlishit (third meal)
  • Maariv and Havdallah to mark the end of Shabbat
  • Shabbat Shalom Deborah, David, Josh, Lila


  • Drive to Jerusalem with our guests from Melbourne, London, and New York.
    Sunday morning
  • Early Sunday morning departure for camel trip in the Negev. Experience the desert as described in Josh's Torah portion, Chayei Sarah. This is where Rebecca lowered her veil, dismounted her camel, and met Isaac.
  • Join us at "Desert Shade" in the Negev.