laboratory about Purim festival

NATURE OF ACTIVITY: laboratory and synagogue visit

THEME: The Purim festival

DURATION: 2 hours

TARGET SCHOOLS: nursery and primary schools


The laboratory starts with a reading of the story of Queen Esther, after which each child will construct, using glossy paper, their own Esther ‘parchment’ (megillah) based on the type of scroll that is read in the synagogue during the Purim holiday, copying onto it the parts of the story that have made the greatest impression on them. At the end of the laboratory there will be a visit to one of the Venetian synagogues.


  • To get to know and understand the traditions and usages associated with the annual Jewish festival of Purim that celebrates the story of Queen Esther.
  • To grasp the principal features of the synagogue, what they represent and how they are used.

Cost: €90 up to 15 students. €5 for each extra student

Educational activities are designed for a minimum of 15 students per class up to a maximum of 25 students. 2 accompanying adults are allowed free entry, plus carers, where appropriate, for small or disabled children and those with learning difficulties.