Avodah Lesson: Purim

Union for Reform Judaism - URJ

In this lesson plan, students will learn the story of Purim, the meaning and importance of Avodah, and the connection between Jewish identity, work, and the bravery of Mordecai and Esther. Through several fun activities, students will explore their own Judaism through the Purim story.

The lesson plan includes many activities:

  • Story of Purim
  • Baking Hamantaschen
  • Discussions on bravery
  • Mitzvos of Purim
  • Making Mishlo-ach Manot and Matnot L’evyonim
  • How to make Purim head coverings


Area of Work

  • FE - Family Engagement
  • DS&Y - Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • CL - Congregational Learning

Resource Type

  • Lesson

Resource Topic

  • Holidays (Chagim)


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