Monday, May 23, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Bechukotai

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Bechukotai from Rabbi Yakov Haber

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!

Mazal Tov to Rena Mirzeoff (SFW '09)!


Mazal Tov to Rena Mirzeoff (SFW '09) on her engagement to Shloimie Berkowitz!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mazal tov to Ayala (Maurer) Prager (SFW '09)!


Mazal tov to Ayala (Maurer) Prager (SFW '09) and her husband and family on the birth of a baby boy!

שיזכו להכניסו בבריתו של אברהם אבינו בזמנו ולגדלו לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים


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Friday, May 20, 2016

Rav Moshe Lichtman at SFW

On Wednesday night we once again had the privilege once again to hear a shiur from Rav Moshe Lichtman, noted author (e.g. Eretz Yisrael in the Parsha) and translator (e.g. Rav Teictel's Eim Habanim Semeichah). For his final visit of the year, Rav Lichtman spoke about Eretz Yisrael and Mashiach.

Rav Lichtman is the father of Shira Lichtman, SFW '11, '12 and of SFW Madricha, Ayelet Lichtman, SFW '15. His shiur, entitled "The Gift and the Challenge of Modern Israel" discussed what our role is in the unfolding drama, excitement and opportunities of modern-day Israel.

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

Please click here to listen to the shiur.





Rav Leibowitz at SFW


We were privileged to welcome Rav Aryeh Leibowitz, S'gan Menahel and Ra"M at Yeshivat Sha'alvim as a guest speaker. Rav Leibowitz discussed incredible messages of "Mizmor Shir L'Yom Hashabbat" and its connection to "Tekhlelet".

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

Please click here to listen to the shiur.


Rav Leibowitz attended Sha'alvim for two years before studying at Yeshiva University. At YU, he was a student of Rabbi Mayer Twersky, and earned semicha ordination from RIETS, a B.A. in Modern Jewish History and Philosophy from Yeshiva College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Yeshiva's Bernard Revel Graduate School. Following his marriage, Rav Leibowitz moved to Yerushalayim, and continued his learning at Yeshiva Ohalei Torah, under Rav Daniel Belsky. In 2007, he returned to Sha'alvim as a member of the kollel, and in 2011 he was appointed Assistant Dean of the Overseas Program. Rav Leibowitz has written a number of Torah and scholarly articles, and is the author of Hashgacha Pratis: An Exploration of Divine Providence and Free Will (Targum Press, 2009).

Rav Yammer on Parshat Behar

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


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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rav Yamin Goldsmith on Sefirat Haomer

Please click here to listen to a shiur on sefirat haomer from SFW's Menahel, Rav Yamin Goldsmith, entitled "The Celebration of Sefirat Haomer."

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

Rav Yamin Goldsmith on Parshat Behar

Please click here to listen to a shiur on Parshat Behar from SFW's Menahel, Rav Yamin Goldsmith, entitled "Interest-Free Loans and the Land of Israel"



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

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Behar

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Behar from Rabbi Jason Knapel

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, May 13, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Emor

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Emor 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!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mazal Tov to Shayna Schwarzberg (SFW '13)!


Mazal Tov to Shayna Schwarzberg (SFW '13) on her engagement to Noam Itzchak!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Mazal Tov to Yael Fischel (SFW '13)!


Mazal Tov to Yael Fischel (SFW '13) on her engagement to Moshe Hirt!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Kedoshim

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Kedoshim 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!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Acharei Mot

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Acharei Mot by 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!

Mazal Tov to Sara Lebowitz (SFW '06)


Mazal Tov to Sara Lebowitz (SFW '06) on her engagement to Meir Gross!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Shvii Shel Pesach

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Shvii Shel Pesach by 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!

Rav Gershon Turetsky: A Practical Review of Eruv Tavshilin

Rabbi Turetsky
Please click here to listen to a shiur from SFW's Rosh Beit Midrash, Rav Gershon Turetsky, titled "A Practical Review of Eruv Tavshilin."

This shiur was given as a Pesach Tele-Shiur.

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

S.E.M. Torah for Sefirat HaOmer

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Sefirat HaOmer by 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!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mazal Tov to Elisheva Michaels (SFW '14)


Mazal Tov to Elisheva Michaels (SFW '14) on her engagement to Avi Greenberg!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Erev Pesach: Messages Today from the Korban Pesach

Before Pesach, we b"H focus so much on the Seder and the Haggadah (and rightly so!). Unfortunately, the importance of - and powerful messages from - the Korban Pesach are often overlooked. This year will be different G-d willing!

Please click here to listen to a shiur for Erev Pesach entitled, "Messages for Today from the Korban Pesach" from SFW's Menahel, Rav Yamin Goldsmith. 

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mazal Tov to Margalit Bernstein (SFW '12)


Mazal Tov to Margalit Bernstein (SFW '12) on her engagement to Ilan Katz!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mazal Tov to Rebecca Tessel (SFW ‘10)!


Mazal Tov to Rebecca Tessel (SFW ‘10) on her engagement to Bradley Golstoff!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

S.E.M. Torah for Pesach

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Pesach 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, April 8, 2016

Mazal tov to Shira (Zurndorfer) Stein (SFW '09, '10)!


Mazal tov to Shira (Zurndorfer) Stein (SFW '09, '10) and her family on the birth of a baby girl!

שיזכו לגדלה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים

For other announcements please click here

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Pre-Pesach Yom Iyun: Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

Please click here to listen to a shiur from SFW's Rabbi Menachem Leibtag entitled "Maggid: A Story for Children, Adults, or Teenagers?"

This shiur was part of our Annual Pre-Pesach Yom Iyun.


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