Paula Abdul to Celebrate Bat Mitzvah at Western Wall

Former 'American Idol' star has been linked to Chabad; will meet with President Shimon Peres during her Israel trip.

Days after reports surfaced that Simon Cowell is preparing to take traditional Israeli dance classes, the Israeli Tourism Department issued a press release stating that fellow American Idol judge Paula Abdul is to celebrate her bat mitzvah at the Western Wall, various Israeli media reported on Monday.

Abdul, who was raised Jewish and has recently been linked to Chabad. In addition to marking this milestone in Jerusalem, she will also visit Tel Aviv and the Galilee, and meet with President Shimon Peres.