My Name Is Asher Lev Fun Activities

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Map of New York City

Imagine that Asher lives in modern-day Brooklyn and Jacob Kahn lives in modern-day upper Manhattan. Look up a subway map of New York City and trace Asher's journey to Jacob Kahn's apartment.

Seder meals

The characters in this novel eat several Seder meals, which require very specific types of foods. Find out which foods are present in a Seder meal and prepare one dish to share with the class.


Find a print of Guernica and examine it carefully. Who do you think the women are, and what do you think they are feeling? Write a poem from their perspective that conveys their emotions.

Role playing

One of the most poignant scenes in the novel is when Asher's parents view the Brooklyn Crucifixions. Form into groups of three and act out the scene as it occurs in the book, and then act it...

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