Thursday, February 4, 2016

HaRav Yechezkel Yaakovson, shlit”a on Parshat Mishpatim

Please click here to listen to a sicha (in Hebrew) on Parshat Mishpatim from the Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Yechezkel Yaakovson, shlit”a.

For other shiurim at Sha’alvim, please click here.

Mazal Tov to Ariella Bodoff (SFW '12, '13)

Mazal Tov to Ariella Bodoff (SFW '12, '13) on her Aliya to Eretz Yisrael!

ושבו בנים לגבולם!

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Mazal Tov to Talia Lichtenstein (SFW '11, '12)!


Mazal Tov to Talia Lichtenstein (SFW '11, '12) on her marriage to Noah Cohen!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Mishpatim


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Mishpatim from Rav Gershon Turetsky.

For more S.E.M. Torah, please click here.

S.E.M. Torah is a series of brief divrei Torah delivered by various members of the faculty of Sha’alvim for Women.

S.E.M. stands (good-humoredly) for "Squeezing Every Minute" and represents an important philosophy at SFW: every minute counts and every minute can be used productively. Torah must be learned deeply and profoundly on the highest levels possible. However, even when you find that you have only a few moments, we believe that opportunities - like listening to this S.E.M. Torah - are always available…. if you know where to look!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Rav Yamin Goldsmith on Parshat Yitro

Please click here to listen to a shiur on Parshat Yitro from SFW's Menahel, Rav Yamin Goldsmith.

For other shiurim at Sha’alvim, please click here.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Rav Yammer on Parshat Yitro

Please click here to listen to a shiur (in Hebrew) on Parshat Yitro from the Sgan Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Michael Yammer, shlit”a.


For other shiurim at Sha’alvim, please click here.

Mazal Tov to Sherri Luxenberg (SFW ‘11)!


Mazal Tov to Sherri Luxenberg (SFW ‘11) on her engagement to Dov Levine!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Yitro


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Yitro from Rav Yamin Goldsmith.

For more S.E.M. Torah, please click here.

S.E.M. Torah is a series of brief divrei Torah delivered by various members of the faculty of Sha’alvim for Women.

S.E.M. stands (good-humoredly) for "Squeezing Every Minute" and represents an important philosophy at SFW: every minute counts and every minute can be used productively. Torah must be learned deeply and profoundly on the highest levels possible. However, even when you find that you have only a few moments, we believe that opportunities - like listening to this S.E.M. Torah - are always available…. if you know where to look!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Mazal Tov to Leora Litwin (SFW ‘13)!


Mazal Tov to Leora Litwin (SFW ‘13) on her engagement to David Moskovich!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Rabbi Neal Turk on הוכח תוכיח את עמיתך

On Wednesday night we were privileged to hear a shiur from guest speaker, Rabbi Neal Turk, father of current SFW student Rikki Turk and former student Dina Turk (10',11'). Rabbi Turk's shiur focused on rebuking a friend, when it is appropriate and when it is not and the underlying principle behind the mitzvah: caring for each others spiritual well being.

To listen to the shiur please click here.

The SFW Guest Speaker Program for 5776 is generously sponsored by an anonymous family.

Mrs. Shira Smiles on the Power of Speech

On Thursday, we at SFW were privileged to hear a shiur from Mrs. Shira Smiles, world renowned lecturer and popular seminary teacher. Mrs. Shira Smile's shiur was engaging and thought provoking. Mrs. Smiles shiur focused on the power of speech and the ability it has to build up others just as Hashem created us through the power of speech. 

To listen to the shiur, please click here


Friday, January 22, 2016

Rav Yechezkel Yaakovson, shlit”a on Parshat bishalach

Please click here to listen to a sicha (in Hebrew) on Parshat Bishalach from the Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Yechezkel Yaakovson, shlit”a.

For other shiurim at Sha’alvim, please click here.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Beshalach


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Beshalach from Rav Yamin Goldsmith.

For more S.E.M. Torah, please click here.

S.E.M. Torah is a series of brief divrei Torah delivered by various members of the faculty of Sha’alvim for Women.

S.E.M. stands (good-humoredly) for "Squeezing Every Minute" and represents an important philosophy at SFW: every minute counts and every minute can be used productively. Torah must be learned deeply and profoundly on the highest levels possible. However, even when you find that you have only a few moments, we believe that opportunities - like listening to this S.E.M. Torah - are always available…. if you know where to look!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Azkara for Yair Elmaleh z"l


On Thursday night we had the privilege of hosting an azkara for Yair Elmaleh z"l, Rav Gil Elmaleh's twin brother and Michelle Elmaleh's brother-in-law. Yair passed away suddenly 9 years ago but his legacy of chessed and of giving lives on powerfully. 

Rav Gil began the evening talking about his brother and how drawn he was to giving and selflessness.

Afterward, the Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Yechezkel Yaakovson, shlit”a gave a sicha in Yair's memory (in Hebrew) about the importance of chessed in our own lives.

We were inspired deeply by the sichot and by the life that Yair Elmaleh z"l led. May his neshama have an aliyah

Please click here to listen to both Rav Gil and then Rav Yaakovson. 

For other shiurim at Sha’alvim, please click here.

Rav Yammer on Parshat Bo

Please click here to listen to a shiur (in Hebrew) on Parshat Bo from the Sgan Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Michael Yammer, shlit”a.


For other shiurim at Sha’alvim, please click here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Bo


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Bo from Rav Yamin Goldsmith.

For more S.E.M. Torah, please click here.

S.E.M. Torah is a series of brief divrei Torah delivered by various members of the faculty of Sha’alvim for Women.

S.E.M. stands (good-humoredly) for "Squeezing Every Minute" and represents an important philosophy at SFW: every minute counts and every minute can be used productively. Torah must be learned deeply and profoundly on the highest levels possible. However, even when you find that you have only a few moments, we believe that opportunities - like listening to this S.E.M. Torah - are always available…. if you know where to look!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Rabbi Robby Charnoff at SFW


On Wednesday, we at SFW were privileged to hear a shiur from Rabbi Robby Charnoff, the OU-JLIC Rabbi at Queens College in New York. Rabbi Charnoff, a dynamic speaker and energetic personality, delivered an engaging shiur untitled "The Meaning and Method of Emunah."

To listen to the shiur, please click here  

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SFW’s Guest Speaker Program for 5776 is generously sponsored by an anonymous family

Rabbi Robby Charnoff is the first ever OU-JLIC Rabbi at Queens College. He was born and raised in New York. He spent two years studying at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh in the Old City of Jerusalem. He subsequently attended Yeshiva University where he graduated summa cum laude with a BA in psychology. Rabbi Charnoff received semikah from Yeshiva University’s RIETS rabbinic program as well as from R. Zalman Nechemia Goldberg of the Rabbinical High Court in Jerusalem. He obtained a Master’s Degree from the Azrieli School of Jewish Education and Administration and is currently in YU’s certificate program in Experiential Jewish Education. Rabbi Charnoff served as the rabbinic intern at Congregation Ohab Zedek’s on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and has been a guest lecturer at many synagogues throughout the New York area, including the Young Israel of Woodmere, Lincoln Square Synagogue, the Manhattan Jewish Center, the Irving Place Minyan, and the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. Rabbi Charnoff coined the phrase “turning a commuter campus into a Queens College Jewish community” and he and his wife have accomplished just that. They have been instrumental in establishing consistent Shabbat and holiday programming, daily learning opportunities, exciting events, and a warm home on campus for the 1,000+ Orthodox students at Queens College. Rabbi Charnoff is also the driving force behind the new daily women’s Torah learning program on campus, HaMidrasha @ QC.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Rav Yammer on Parshat Vaera

Please click here to listen to a shiur (in Hebrew) on Parshat Vaera from the Sgan Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Michael Yammer, shlit”a.


For other shiurim at Sha’alvim, please click here.

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Vaera


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Vaera from Rav Yamin Goldsmith.

For more S.E.M. Torah, please click here.

S.E.M. Torah is a series of brief divrei Torah delivered by various members of the faculty of Sha’alvim for Women.

S.E.M. stands (good-humoredly) for "Squeezing Every Minute" and represents an important philosophy at SFW: every minute counts and every minute can be used productively. Torah must be learned deeply and profoundly on the highest levels possible. However, even when you find that you have only a few moments, we believe that opportunities - like listening to this S.E.M. Torah - are always available…. if you know where to look!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Mazal Tov to Melanie Simon (SFW ‘10)


Mazal Tov to SFW Co-Director of Student Programming Melanie Simon (SFW ‘10) on her marriage to David Gross!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Rav Chaim Cohen at SFW

On Thursday night, we were privileged to hear a shiur from Yeshivat Sha'alvim Mashgiach Ruchani of Shana Aleph, Rav Chaim Cohen. Rav Cohen spoke about the beginning of Sefer Shmot and the "Transitions" that accompanied Bnei Yisrael in the early years of our birth.

Please click here to listen to the shiur.
 

Mazal Tov to Shani Siegel (SFW ‘07)!


Mazal Tov to Shani Siegel (SFW ‘07) on her engagement to Ari Clark!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Mazal Tov to Chana Oziel (SFW ‘14)!


Mazal Tov to Chana Oziel (SFW ‘14) on her marriage to David Ouzzan!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Rav Yammer on Parshat Shmot

Please click here to listen to a shiur (in Hebrew) on Parshat Shmot from the Sgan Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Michael Yammer, shlit”a. 

For other shiurim at Sha’alvim, please click here.

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Shemot


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Shemot from Rav Gershon Turetsky.

For more S.E.M. Torah, please click here.

S.E.M. Torah is a series of brief divrei Torah delivered by various members of the faculty of Sha’alvim for Women.

S.E.M. stands (good-humoredly) for "Squeezing Every Minute" and represents an important philosophy at SFW: every minute counts and every minute can be used productively. Torah must be learned deeply and profoundly on the highest levels possible. However, even when you find that you have only a few moments, we believe that opportunities - like listening to this S.E.M. Torah - are always available…. if you know where to look!