Pesach And Leadership
Did you download this file and do you have something to share?
This is the place!
Group Size: 6-12
Estimated Time: 30 minutes
Download this file (27 KB)
the chanichim should think about the importance of leadership and how
leadership impacted Yetziat Mitzrayim and the Jewish people today. They also
should think about how they can lead their friends and community too.
As many pieces of paper as there are players. Write "cure"
on all but one of them, and a problem, like "mosquito bite" or "fever" on
Game 1. Follow the leader. Everyone is in a circle with one person outside.
The group quietly chooses a leader and calls the chanich outside back in. The
group follows the leader doing various actions until the chanich guesses who
the leader is.
Game 2: Yes Let’s: Pick a group activity, like cooking a meal or...I don't
know, maybe leaving
? One chanich starts, saying "Let's ..." filling in Egypt
what she wants to do. Then she starts actually doing what she said she wanted
to do. A second player jumps in, saying "Let's ..." do something else, to
advance the group activity. Both players say "Yes, let's do that" and start
doing whatever suggested. Third player jumps in, suggests what to do, and
again all players loudly agree to do it, and actually do it. Continue till
everyone has suggested something. With grades 5-6, give the chanichim the
option of individually saying, "Let's not" and sitting an activity out if
they don't think it will help complete the activity.
Game 3: Each player chooses a piece of paper, but no-one knows who's got the
disease. Then as a team, without talking or the person who has the disease
saying so, and without anyone showing their piece of paper, find the disease
and cure it.
Sicha: Each of these games showed different leadership styles. What are some
of the leadership styles in these games? How were the leaders chosen in these
games? Was there always one leader? Are the people who refuse to be led
leaders themselves? What does that do to the team? Who is a leader? Explain
to the chanichim that in Yetziat Mitzrayim and the Pesach story, Moshe was a
great leader of the people and was chosen by G-d but there were other leaders
too - Aharon (also chosen by God), Nachshon ben Aminadav, Miriam, Chur, etc.
Who are some other leaders of the Jewish people that they can think of today?
[Guide the discussion towards all sorts of leaders - presidents of shuls,
teachers, people who run organizations, Rabbis, etc]. What are some ways that
chanichim can be leaders?
Conclusion: Anyone can be a leader when the situation calls for it, and we can
build on our own strengths to lead, and we can even surprise ourselves when
we're called upon to lead with how great things can turn out and what we can
learn and do. Am Yisrael needs strong leaders these days who are passionate
and committed to leading in different ways and different realms. Everyone can
and should step up as much as they can to lead as best they can in the ways
that they can and help make the world a better place.