For countless years, tens of thousands of Jews have flocked to the desert fortress of Masada from every corner of the globe to celebrate the seminal rite of passage of their sons and daughters, the Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah.
Some arrive in large groups. Others are accompanied by only a few close family members with whom they share their happiness. Suffused with rejoicing, some embarrassed or shy before the crowd, nevertheless they make the journey to re-connect with their roots in Israel.
In the life of every Jew there comes a moment in which he or she is united with all others as one under Heaven, participating in the acceptance of Torah Commandments and his or her place among the Jewish People. A place which also bequeaths to one a history replete with mesirat nefesh, personal sacrifice, such as occurred at Masada.
Many are the families that have exerted great effort to celebrate their children's Bar or Bat Mitzvah in this historic place, Masada.
For them, and for those who are yet to come, the Masada Experience has been created in their honor as well as to further encourage the Jewish People to fulfill the mitzvah of aliyah l'Torah in celebration of a Bar Mitzvah at Masada.
The Chabad House of the Dead Sea is pleased to provide whatever information and assistance is required to help any Jew in need. The Chabad-Lubavitch Movement is renowned throughout the world for its work with Jews from every walk of life.