Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shiur on Parshat Tetzaveh

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

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

Dr. Smadar Rosensweig at SFW

Dr. Smadar Rosensweig, Judaic studies professor at Stern College for Women, came to SFW to deliver a moving and meaningful guest sicha entitled “Zachor: Maftir, Haftarah, and Megilah: What Are We Remembering?” With her tremendous breadth of knowledge of Tanach and of history, she delivered a beautiful shiur about Parshat Zachor as the spiritual preparation for Purim. She discussed how Esther was the catalyst in bringing about the spiritual message and outcome of Purim. 

To listen to the shiur, please click here.

Dr. Smadar Rosensweig is a professor of Bible at Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University, as well as a professor of biblical studies at Allegra Franco Sephardic Women’s Teachers College. Previously, she was a professor of Judaic studies and history at Touro College. Dr. Rosensweig received a master’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in arts from Columbia University. 

Shiur on Parshat Tetzaveh

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

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

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Tetzaveh


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for this week from Rav Baruch Felberman. (This SEM Torah was recorded in 5774.)

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, February 23, 2015

Mazal Tov to Daniella Weiss (SFW ‘12)!


Mazal Tov to Daniella Weiss (SFW ‘12) on her engagement to Roniel Neuman!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mazal Tov to Talia Kaszovitz (SFW ‘13)!


Mazal Tov to Talia Kaszovitz (SFW ‘13) on her engagement to Ephraim Siegel (brother of Shani, SFW '07 and Estee SFW '12)!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other SFW announcements please click here

Friday, February 20, 2015

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Terumah


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for this week 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, February 19, 2015

Shiur on Parshat Terumah

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

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

Shiur on Parshat Terumah

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


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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Shiur on Purim: Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B'Siimcha!

Please click here to listen to shiur from Mrs. Michelle Elmaleh on "מי שנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה"


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

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mazal Tov to Dana Ben-Zaken (SFW ‘11)!


Mazal Tov to Dana Ben-Zaken (SFW ‘11) on her engagement to Sam Yusupov!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other SFW announcements please click here

Dr. David Luchins at SFW

This week we heard a unique speech from Dr. David Luchins, a long time senior advisor to the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), Founding Dean of Landers College and Chair of the Political Science Department at Touro College since 1978. 

Dr. Luchins - culling from his extensive experience and scholarship - delivered an engaging, wide-ranging and insightful speech “ISIS: Who They Are, How They Got There and What Can Be Done About Them?”

To listen to the talk, please click here

Mazal Tov to Shaina Sedighim (SFW ‘11)!


Mazal Tov to Shaina Sedighim (SFW ‘11) on her engagement to Daniel Levine!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other SFW announcements please click here

Mazal Tov to Rivky Kreinberg (SFW ‘13)!


Mazal Tov to Rivky Kreinberg (SFW ‘13) on her marriage to Ari Horn!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

Friday, February 13, 2015

Shiur on Parshat Mishpatim

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

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

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Mishpatim


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for this week 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!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Shiur on Parshat Mishpatim

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

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

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Mazal Tov to Elisheva Wrubel (SFW ‘12)!


Mazal Tov to Elisheva Wrubel (SFW ‘12) on her engagement to Matt Lampel!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other SFW announcements please click here

Friday, February 6, 2015

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Yitro


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for this week 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!

Rav Aryeh Leibowitz at SFW

On Thursday nights, we are privileged to host Sha'alvim's Rosh Yeshiva, S'gan Rosh Yeshiva or another member of the greater Sha'alvim faculty for a weekly "Sichat Ram'im." 

This week we were privileged to welcome Rav Aryeh Leibowitz, S'gan Menahel and Ra"M at Yeshivat Sha'alvim. Rav Leibowitz discussed various perspectives and lessons from Naaseh V’Nishmah, Bnei Yisrael’s undying enthusiasm for the Torah.

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).

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dr. Esther Shkop at SFW

Dr. Esther Shkop visited SFW this week to delivered a riveting sicha about the hidden messages of Tehillim Perek 8. Using rigorous literary analysis and traditional sources, Dr. Shkop uncovered layer after layer in this fascinating mizmor.  

To listen to the shiur, please click here.

Dr. Esther Shkop is Dean of the Blitstein Institute of Hebrew Theological College, and Associate Professor of Bible. She has a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis, a Masters in Biblical Studies and a B.A. in English Lit and Philosophy. 

SFW's Guest Speaker Program for 5775 is sponsored by the Steinbock Family of London “in honour of Gabriella’s (SFW ‘14) fantastic year at SFW.”

Shiur on Parshat Yitro

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

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

Shiur on Parshat Yitro

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

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

Monday, February 2, 2015

Mazal Tov to Ora Presby (SFW ‘10)!


Mazal Tov to Ora Presby (SFW ‘10) on her engagement to Eli Gewirtz (SFM ‘08, ‘09)!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Shiur on Parshat Beshalach

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


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