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Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

April 19, 2011

Fun and Informative Look at the Pesach

Monday at sundown marked the beginning of the Pesach, the major Jewish feast of the Nisan cycle (corresponding to March or April). Commonly known as Passover, it celebrates the Hebrews' freedom from Egyptian slavery. God reminded Israel to celebrate the Passover meal every year to remind future generations of God's deliverance, salvation, fidelity, and love. The Israelites ate quickly and departed Egypt with only a few belongings.

Relocation Activity

Have your students imagine they have to immediately from their homes and relocate to a land a great distance away. They are given only one wooden crate that they may fill with ten personal treasures: possessions, heirlooms, symbols of their life that will remind them of their and their families' past. Tell them to write down the ten things they will take.

Then, ask them to share their most important item with a partner. Also, for discussion ask: "How many of the ten items involved a memory of a time when you our your family reached out in service to others?"

Finally, play this enjoyable look at Passover from the largest Jewish informative website.


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