Parsha Curriculum Hits the Market With Exciting New Feature

Building on the success of their first years, the ‘Living With the Times’ Dvar Torah Curriculum is being republished as a two-level curriculum that will include a comprehensive teacher’s guide and PowerPoint presentation for each lesson.

Two years ago a one-volume Dvar Torah Curriculum without a significant Teacher’s Guide hit the market and was snapped up. There was plenty of positive feedback and even more suggestions! The result: An updated two-level curriculum with a comprehensive Teacher’s Guide and a PowerPoint to accompany each Dvar Torah.

The cost? Just $11.99 for the student workbook and $29.99 for the Teacher’s Guide. Shipping in the continental US is free!

“When planning a Curriculum; an obvious question comes to mind”, says Rabbi Mendel Weinbaum, founder of Living with the Times. “Every teacher has his or her own style of teaching. How can one curriculum fit all?”

“As a typical Jew, I like to answer these questions with a question! How can one make a cookbook for a cook? Every cook has their own unique style and flavors that they like to cook with. The cookbook gives the cook the basic ingredients of the dish: it gives added ingredients which the cook can interchange, the cook then proceeds to use the ingredients and follow the general instruction of the cooking process, adapting and changing things according to his or her style.”

“The same is true when it comes to creating a curriculum. The curriculum has the ‘basic ingredient,’ the actual Dvar Torah, which we have broken down into a clear 5-step Dvar Torah. Then there are ‘extra ingredients.’ These are things which depend on the teacher’s style.

Some teachers requested a story to complement the Dvar Torah, some teachers requested a hands-on activity, and some teachers requested a summary of the Parshah which they can use as an introduction to the class. In total there are 7 “extra ingredients:” which help the teacher enhance their lesson.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous sponsors Rabbi Moshie and Yardena Lipsker it is only with their help that we are able to make the curriculum at such an affordable price.”

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Participating schools: 

Cheder Lubavitch Arizona 

Desert Torah Academy Las Vegas

Cheder Chabad Girls of Baltimore 

Cheder Chabad Boys of Baltimore 

Bais Chaya Mushka Postville

Cheder Lubavitch Chicago 

Cheder Chabad palm beach Florida

LEC Boys Florida

LEC Girls Florida

Cheder New Haven

Cheder Long Island

United Lubavitcher Yeshiva Crown Heights 

Bnos Menachem Crown Heights

Mazel Day School Brighton Beach

Jewish Virtual Academy California

Chabad Girls Academy High Crown Heights

HomeSchool Vermont

Homeschool California 

Homeschool Palo Alto

New England Hebrew Academy Boys Massachusetts 

New England Hebrew Academy Girls Massachusetts 

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