~ Italy ~
Dreaming of Italy? Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes only Italy can offer, on a family Destination Bar/Bat Mitzvah Vacation.

It’s your choice: Cruise the Mediterranean with our cantor onboard to conduct the Bar/Bat Mitzvah service. Have your services conducted in Rome, or be hosted by an American-born rabbi in a historic synagogue in Calabria, southern Italy.

The beautiful Italian region of Calabria presents a stunning backdrop for your Destination Bar/Bat Mitzvah, which will include the full rituals and sacred celebrations of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Follow this with a vacation as relaxing or adventurous as you wish:

  • our Highlights of Italy tour, including Rome, Florence and Venice,
  • a stay at a full service beach resort on the Amalfi Coast,
  • an exciting Mediterranean or Adriatic cruise!

An Alternative to Bar/Bar Mitzvah in Israel

The tragic events in the Middle East have broken hearts all over the world.

Disappointed families, who had planned to celebrate a child’s Bnai Mitzvah in Israel, are now faced with finding another way to mark this important milestone.

Bar Mitzvah Vacations staff are currently assisting families who need to re-think their Destination Bar/Bat Mitzvah journey.

Ellen Paderson can help alter your travel plans to provide a meaningful family experience in destinations such as Italy, the Riviera Maya, or the Greek Islands. Learn more here, or Contact Ellen for a complimentary consultation.


Ellen with Rabbi Barbara in Italy.