Selichot in Jerusalem - Jerusalem Municipality
Skip Navigation Linksירושלים : English : Municipality : Municipality Messages

Selichot in Jerusalem

​Opening the gates of prayer with a rich variety of Selichot events, tours, concerts, sights and sounds and more, in a festive and unique Jerusalem atmosphere.

​Join an extraordinary nighttime experience throughout Jerusalem, in its picturesque alleys, in the atmosphere of Elul and the holidays of the month of Tishrei


My Soul Thirsts for You

​Selichot Piyyutim in Safra Square

On Monday, the 8th of Tishrei , 5779, September 17th 2018 at 8:30 PM

Favorite Piyyutim from the Selichot, alongside liturgical poems and songs that correspond with the High Holy Days.

The Jerusalem Orchestra East and West, conducted by Maestro Tom Cohen, hosts:

Yasmin Levy, Amir Benayoun, Hanan Ben Ari, Moshe Locke, and Orit Atar.

Admission is free


  • The event is accessible to people with hearing disabilities, and amplification apparatus will be distributed at the site prior to the event.
  • There will be seating suited for people with disabilities and their escorts.
  • There will be an accessible walking path
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible lavatories
  • Escorting from the entrance to the compound up to the accessible seating - by prior notice and coordination

For more details on accessibility and a personal response:


Back to top

“Opening the Gates of Prayer” Concert

​A Festive and Unique Concert in Anticipation of Yom Kippur

Adon HaSelichot

At the First Station compound, on Thursday 4th of Tishrei 5779, September 13th, 2018 at 8:30 PM


The Salomon Brothers, Kobi Oz, Lior Elmaliach, Yishai Saidoff

Accompanied by the "Hibba" Orchestra

Music director and conductor: Elad Gabbay

Back to top

Selichot Tours—Tower of David

​Selichot Tours from the Tower of David to the Western Wall

September 3rd and September 5th at 10:00 PM

Jewish customs, prayers and piyyutim related to the holidays of Tishrei, and their connection to Jerusalem.

A tour of the Qishle, the building that once served as a detention center, the custom of blowing the shofar at the conclusion of Yom Kippur, and the connection to the Qishle.

A tour of the alleys of the Jewish Quarter, ending with a tour of the Western Wall, where the recitation of selichot continues through the night.

The tour lasts two and a half hours.

It includes hot drinks and light refreshments.

Cost: 60 NIS per adult

50 NIS for a Senior Citizen/Student

Back to top

Women and Stories in Jerusalem

​Unique Selichot Tours

A combination of a tour with home hospitality with women from the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic courts, which provides a special experience and an inside look at the community, its character, its customs, and its way of life.

The tours will be held in groups of 25 women, on the dates of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of September in the morning hours, and one more tour in the evening.

The tours will be as follows:

Nahlaot with the Tour Guide Delilah Shemesh

Combined with a challah workshop with light refreshments

With Ruth Berichta in the Lev Ha'Ir Community Center

For more details, call telephone number: Delilah – 050-8679877


The Bukharim Neighborhood with the Tour Guide Malka Kosowicz

With home hospitality and light refreshments by a resident of the neighborhood, Rivka Brandwein

For more details by phone: Malka – 052-2673357


In the Jewish Quarter with the Tour Guide Efrat Giat

Combining hospitality with light refreshments with Dina Brandwein, wife of the Grand Rabbi of Stratyn

For more details by phone: Efrat – 052-8048314

Back to top

Selichot at the Hebrew Music Museum

​A Selichot Tour Experience in an Enchanted Atmosphere

The tour includes getting acquainted with dozens of ancient and rare musical instruments in seven separate spaces. Conversation, story-telling, soul, and the meaning of forgiveness in the sources for the custom, and to top it off, a live musical performance that combines special musical instruments, ancient and new songs, and the Selichot Piyyutim.

For booking tours by prior appointment by telephone: 02-5406505

Back to top


Back to top


Back to top


Back to top


Back to top


Back to top


Back to top


Back to top


Back to top


Back to top


Back to top


Back to top