Kitah Heh Dvar Torah Presentation Guidelines

Three weeks before the presentation is due the student will receive the following materials:
  • photocopy of the text of the parsha to be discussed
  • suggested topics for the dvar Torah
  • packet of selected commentary on the parsha
  • list of suggested websites for added inspiration
  • a copy of these guidelines

The student will then prepare the following:
  • a 3-5 minute dvar Torah – oral presentation on the parsha including, but not limited to:
    • a summary of the people, places, and happenings in the portion
    • a reaction to two of the commentaries that were consulted such as:
      • compare or contrast the opinions of the commentators
      • a personal agreement or disagreement with the commentary
    • 2 questions for the class to discuss
  • a written copy of the dvar Torah
  • a creative response* to the parsha which can take the form of:
    • a graphic novel panel illustrating part of the parsha – OR -
    • painting or drawing an original piece and writing a short (1-2 paragraph) explanation of the relationship to the text – OR -
    • a piece of music or a poem that relates to the text that is shared with the class. Include a short (1-2 paragraph) explanation of how the music connects to the parsha

The student assigned to present the dvar Torah for a given week will be exempt from that week's parsha homework.

Each student will prepare one dvar Torah over the course of the year.

If you have any questions or would like clarification about this assignment or the contents of the Torah portion your child is presenting, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kol tuv,

*If you will need any special AV equipment for the presentation (laptop, document camera, projector, or sound system) please let me know at least a week in advance so that equipment can be reserved.