Otzar Hastam


He is almost three! Mazal Tov! Would you like to do something really special and memorable for his Upshernish but not quite sure what? Otzar HaStam of Tzfat will help you make this significant, ages-old tradition a wonderful and meaningful event for your son and family. Our unique Upshernish package is carefully designed to suit each individual family, creating beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Read on for a general overview of what we offer and contact us to personalize your Upshernish celebration.

The Upshernish Ceremony in Meron

Meron the resting place of the great Kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Rashbi) who instituted the Upshernish ceremony has for centuries been the traditional place of a three year old boys first haircut – upshernish. Greeted by musicians dressed in eastern garb, the Upshernish boy is escorted by family and friends, who together will sing and dance their way to the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Here, your long haired toddler will become young boy. Enoy yourself , every detail will be provided for:
  • Scissors (and ziplock bag to save the hair)
  • Decorated kippah
  • Decorated Tzizit
  • Upshernish themed candy bags
  • L’chaim and drinks
  • Assorted cake platters
  • Photographer and/or Videographer

Otzar HaStam of Tzfat – An Upshernish Boys Dream

Just a short ride from Meron is they Holy city of Tzfat home to Otzar HaStam. A visit to our interactive center will add an innovative, cutting-edge element to your Upshernish experience.  The multi million dollar center – the only one of its kind in the world – opens a window to the fascinating world of “STaM” – the ancient art and tradition of the Jewish Scribes, writing Sifrei Torah (Torah scrolls), Tefillin and Mezuzot. Offering a unique and enjoyable experience for groups of all ages, interests, and levels of knowledge, Otzar Hastam will catch the interests of all your guest. Acclaimed for its use of high tech multimedia technology, this is one place you need to see to believe. Come and discover an Otzar – a treasure. Click her to read more about our amazing attractions.  

Celebratory Upshernish Lunch/Dinner

The celebration culminates in a fabulous meal on our Observation Terrace, overlooking the breathtaking view of the mountains of the Galilee, lake Kinneret, the Golan and beyond. Catered by professional Chefs, you and your guests will enjoy our wonderful, carefully designed kid friendly menu . A chidlren’s entertainer will keep the kids occupied and happy and a home made lavish dessert buffet will keep the adults happy. Upshernish themed hand made cookies and cupcakes serve as colorful delectable centerpieces to what promises to be an Upshernish to remember.

Customize Your Upershernish…

The above is the outline of our Classic Upshernish Package. Many times, our clients request for special additions and we are happy and able to deliver a tailor-made program – just for you! We will custom design an Upshernish Celebration that will fit in with your particular dreams, desires and family needs. There are many optional additions: from visiting a boutique winery & goat cheese factory to pottery making, torch-lit hike at night in the nearby forest, knight-like feast in the ruins of an ancient synagogue and much more. Many exciting and enriching tours, hikes & trips are also offered, led by our unique and charismatic guides, in Tzfat and the surrounding forests, mountains and valleys. Book your Upshernish today