Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mazal Tov to Chaya Miriam Nimchinsky (SFW '10, '11)!


Mazal Tov to Chaya Miriam Nimchinsky (SFW '10, '11) on her engagement to Chayim Gerson!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

Shiur on Chanukah

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

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mazal Tov to Shoshana Somer (SFW '12)!


Mazal Tov to Shoshana Somer (SFW '12) on her engagement to Benji Mehler!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

Mazal Tov to Shani Conway (SFW ‘12)!


Mazal Tov to Shani Conway (SFW ‘12) on her marriage to Shimon Binstock!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements see the scrolling list on our homepage or click here

Friday, December 12, 2014

S.E.M. Torah for Vayeshev/Chanukah


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, December 11, 2014

Shiur on Parshat Vayeishev

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.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Mazal Tov to Yael (Haar) Horowitz (SFW ‘06, ‘07)!

Mazal Tov to Yael (Haar) Horowitz (SFW ‘06, ‘07) and her husband and family on the birth of a baby girl!

שיזכו לגדלה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים



For other announcements see the scrolling list on our homepage or click here

Friday, December 5, 2014

Shiur on Parshat Vayishlach

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 Vayishlach

Please click here to listen to a shiur on Parshat Vayishlach from Rav Yamin Goldsmith entitled "Wrestling with Angels."

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

Rabbi Daniel Cohen at SFW: Discovering Your Elijah Moment

SFW was privileged to hear a deeply moving sicha from Rabbi Daniel Cohen. The sicha, entitled "Discovering Your Elijah Moment," was about the importance of seizing every moment and how every single day is full of opportunity. Using the analogy of “reverse engineering,” Rabbi Cohen helped us create a plan for this year (and for the rest of our lives) which would maximize our personal and spiritual growth. Rabbi Cohen also described his recent fascinating "Elijah at Starbucks" project (please click here).

We appreciate Rabbi Cohen taking out of his busy schedule to share words of inspiration with us!

To hear the shiur, please click here. (Be sure also to click there on "Download Daf Mekorot" to see the source sheet.)


Finally, to see Rabbi Cohen’s fascinating website, please click here.

Rabbi Cohen has been the Senior Rabbi at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford Connecticut for the last 10 years. Rabbi Cohen and his wife live in Stamford with their children including Michal (SFW ’13) and Sara Malka (SFW ’11).

Thursday, December 4, 2014

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Vayishlach


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!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mazal Tov to Sophie (Golding) Oren (SFW ‘09 and SFW Madricha)!




Mazal Tov to Sophie (Golding) Oren (SFW ‘09 and SFW Madricha) and her husband on the birth of a baby boy!

שיזכו לגדלו לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים


For other announcements see the scrolling list on our homepage or click here

Friday, November 28, 2014

Mazal Tov to Stephanie Greenberg (SFW ‘12)


Mazal Tov to Stephanie Greenberg (SFW ‘12) on her marriage to Shmoozie Weinstein!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements see the scrolling list on our homepage or click here

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Shiur on Parshat Vayeitzei

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.

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Vayeitzei


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!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mazal tov to Devra (Frolich) Fantl (SFW ’08)!


Mazal tov to Devra (Frolich) Fantl (SFW ’08) and her husband and family on the birth of a baby boy!

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


For other announcements see the scrolling list on our homepage or click here

Mazal tov to Alex (Heller) Dean (SFW ’08)!


Mazal tov to Alex (Heller) Dean (SFW ’08) and her family on the birth of a baby girl, Tehilla!

שיזכו לגדלה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים



For other announcements see the scrolling list on our homepage or click here

Friday, November 21, 2014

Shiur on Parshat Toldot

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

Rav Yammer discussed this week's parsha especially in light of this week's tragic events in Har Nof. 


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

Shlomo Katz at SFW!

This past week has been quite difficult for all of Klal Yisrael to say the least. At SFW, we thought that an exceptional way to end this challenging week would be to have an inspiring kumzits with SHLOMO KATZ on Thursday night. And what a kumzits it was! Stories, songs, and divrei Torah touched our hearts and souls from this world-renowned singer, song-writer and Rebbe!

A most heartfelt thank you to an ANONYMOUS SFW FAMILY for sponsoring this unforgettable, inspiring evening!















Thursday, November 20, 2014

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Toldot


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!

Shiur on Parshat Toldot

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

In this sicha Rav Yaakovson addresses the tragic events of this past week in Har Nof especially as it relates to the Parsha. 

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

Friday, November 14, 2014

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Chayei Sarah


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!



Shiur on Parshat Chayei Sarah

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, November 12, 2014

Mazal Tov to Erica Chaimowitz (SFW ‘08, ‘09)!


Mazal Tov to Erica Chaimowitz (SFW ‘08, ‘09) on her marriage to Dave Engel!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements see the scrolling list on our homepage or click here

Friday, November 7, 2014

SFW's Tiyul to the North!

This week was our unforgettable tiyul to the North. Our wonderful madrichot, Rabbi Goldsmith, Rabbi Turtetsky, and our beloved tour-guide Rav Moshe ben Baruch joined the girls of shana aleph and shana bet as we hiked up and down mountains, enjoyed the beautiful sights of the Galil and the Golan, and learned about the rich, ancient and modern history of the area. Just as important (if not more so), we bonded with each other and the Land of Israel!

Please click here for pictures!