Megilat Esther – Courage in Crisis: Elementary School


In this lesson, we will discuss leadership and courage in times of crisis. The students’ study will focus on chapter tour in which Esther is empowered to use her unique position to take positive action to help others in a time of danger. Students will meet Rachel Goldberg Polín who, like Esther, has become an activist and spiritual leader during our current crisis.

• Review the basic storyline of the Megilah
• Understand Esther’s dilemma and her courageous action
• Meet a woman who is acting as a courageous leader during the current crisis in Israel.
• Use comics as a tool to summarize and internalize dialogue and events of the Megila.
• Feel inspired by the courage of women – both biblical and contemporary – to move beyond their personal comfort in order to take an active and vocal stand for what they believe is right.

In the attached PDF, you will find all the explanations about the lesson plan.

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