~ Sample Itineraries ~
~ Italy ~
Celebrate your Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Rome, or in the historic Synagogue Ner Tamid del Sud in southern Italy.

Vacation options can include:

  • Rome, Florence, Venice ‘Trifecta’
  • Tour of the Amalfi Coast, Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii
  • Milan, Lake Como and the Alpine region
  • Family Cruise on the Mediterranean or Adriatic
~ Prague ~
The majestic Jerusalem Synagogue is the site for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah services.


Some choices for vacation activities:

  • Prague, Budapest, Vienna ‘Trifecta’
  • Day trips from Prague: Kutna Hora, Castles, Terezin
  • Kids’ activities around Prague: Puppet Theatre, Funicular Railway, Bohemia Glassworks
  • Weeklong Cruise on the River Danube
~ Costa Rica ~
For active families! Bar/Bat Mitzvah services with our cantor take place outdoors.

Follow with Rainforest Adventures in Costa Rica:

  • Rainforest Zipline tour
  • Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs
  • River Rafting and Kayaking trips
  • Chocolate and Coffee Tour

~ The Caribbean ~

A  Synagogue in Aruba, Curacao or St. Thomas makes a beautiful setting for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah services.

Beachgoers, divers and snorklers will love the variety of beautiful beaches and amazing sea life on the friendly Caribbean islands.

Your family can enjoy:

  • Snorkeling and SCUBA diving off some of the world’s best beaches
  • Visits to Aruba’s Donkey Sanctuary and an Ostrich Farm
  • Cinnamon Bay National Park, USVI — great for families
  • Immersion in Caribbean culture at the many festivals and celebrations held year ’round
  • Great shopping for handmade goods in local markets.
Award-winning Travel Counselor Ellen Paderson expertly assists Bar/Bat Mitzvah families to decide on their most appropriate and spiritually fullfilling Destination Mitzvah experience.

After discussing your family’s preferences, Ellen will carefully craft a custom itinerary specific to your needs, and address your questions and concerns both before and during your once-in-a-lifetime Destination Mitzvah adventure!

Leon and Ellen Paderson at ‘Best of the Best’ Travel Agent Awards.