Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Program

Your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a milestone in your family’s Jewish heritage, not only connecting your child to his/her past and roots, but also committing him/her to shaping the future. Every parent hopes that their Bar/Bat Mitzvah child will develop into an adult filled with an understanding of his/her heritage, enlightened to his/her burgeoning responsibility to the wider community. Yad Vashem’s Twinning Program can help your family fulfill this pivotal moment by matching your Bar/Bat Mitzvah child with a child who perished in the Holocaust, forging an unforgettable bond between two identifies and creating a bridge between the past and present.

A “Page of Testimony,” documenting the life of a Holocaust victim, links your Bar/Bat Mitzvah child with a Holocaust victim by either matching names, birthday, and/or country of origin. Alternatively, the child Holocaust victim may be someone who is of blood relation to your family. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah child undertakes the responsibility of remembering the life of the child with whom he/she is twinned.

Yad Vashem marks Bar/Bat Mitzvahs in a very special and meaningful manner. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience includes a specially designed, family friendly guided tour, a twinning for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah and a visit to the Children’s Memorial.

The twinning experience can be individualized in various ways to tailor it to your child’s and family’s needs. Once you have made your online reservation, Yad Vashem’s staff will contact you discuss the details of your visit.

Please click on the link below to make your online reservation: