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Activities for Holidays and Bar/Bat Mitzvah


For class groups:

A guided tour for children and their parents, with the theme: coming of age in the shadow of war; followed by a workshop for parents and children together.

For family groups:

A guided tour of the museum exhibits for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child and members of the extended family, enabling an encounter with the family’s own stories of the past.  At the conclusion of the visit, the family can hold a private ceremony in one of the museum’s halls.

Bar\Bat Mitzvah for Grandparents
During the Holocaust, many young adults did not have the opportunity to celebrate their coming of age with the traditional Bar Mitzvah or Eshet Chayil ceremony. This unique program is geared toward Holocaust survivors and their families who are interested in conducting an intimate and special ceremony at the museum.  The program includes a tour of the exhibitions of Yad Layeled with an emphasis on coming of age during the Holocaust as well selected exhibitions in the Ghetto Fighters' House. 

All Bar/Bat Mitvah programs can include a prayer service at the museum's synagogue T'filat Adam.


For more information please contact:

Michal Selek

Yad Layeled




Rosh Hashana and Sukkot: "Butterflies Color Memory" - a workshop that is part of an international project of coloring butterflies to honor the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust. The project’s goal is to collect 1.5 million hand-crafted butterflies—one for each child victim.

Chanukah:  “Pictures of Light” – expression through creativity workshops.

Passover: Bar/Bat Mitzvah activities for parents and children.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: guided tours of the museum exhibits and special activities for the public.

Summer vacation:  annual exhibition of children’s works from the museum’s educational activities and the Expression through Creativity workshops.


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