Having the Bar/Bat Mitzvah service atop Masada can be very moving. Families can choose to walk up (the bottom gate opens at 5:30 a.m.) which takes about an hour and a half, or ride up on the cable car (which takes about 2 minutes – the first car departs at 8:00 a.m.) During the summer, this site is very hot, yet the dry heat of the morning in the shade is not uncomfortable.
Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
Most families meet Rabbi Tishkoff at the entrance to the cable cars around 8:00 a.m. and ride up together. Once on top, there’s a 5-10 minute walk to where the service will take place in a shady room near the synagogue; this room has a breath-taking view of the Dead Sea and area of Ein Gedi to the north.
Rabbi Tishkoff can reserve space and a Torah scroll for the occasion.
Entrance fees apply.
For more information click Masada National Park