WORKSHOP – Family Folklore and the Magic Megillah


by Linda Yitzchak

Family Folklore and the Magic Megillah gives parents the opportunity to explore their own family history and share that legacy through storytelling. Advance preparation encourages parents to recall and research family stories that might have been forgotten or untold for many years. In sharing these stories, parents create the gift of positive family memories. Sharing these stories highlights common threads that unite all Jewish families. Family stories can be adapted to focus on names.

This is the perfect storytelling workshop at any time. You don’t have to figure out the steps for family story sharing – we’ve done the work for you! This workshop flows so easily. Everyone goes home with new insights and appreciations of their own family.

SKU: TTFolklore Category:


Topic:  Explore the unique stories in each participant family and compare the common threads that tie all Jewish families together.

Target Audience: This program works best for families with children in second, third or fourth grade.

Time Frame: The entire program takes two hours. This includes 1 hour and 15 minutes of parents and children together and 45 minutes with a separate parent study session while children decorate family megillah cases.

Staff: The program has been done successfully with as few as 30 participants, up to 150 participants. An experienced facilitator can do the parent and child piece alone, even with a large group. Additional staff will be needed for the break-out sessions.

A-to-Z directions start with publicity hints and staff preparation three weeks prior to the actual program.

Creative ways to fund this program: These materials are completely reusable, so ask your educator or rabbi to pay for the workshop. The entire program is personalized with your site’s name, making you guys look grrrreat! Do you have an enthusiastic family or willing grandparents? Ask them to be an “angel” donor and we’ll personalize the program with their name too.