Friday, April 17, 2015

Siyur to Har Herzl

This week, we took a siyur of Har Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery, with SFW’s Rabbi Jason Knapel. This week it was much, much quieter than it will be next week on Yom Hazikaron when we return iy"H with tens of thousands of other people commemorating the lives and the contributions of the soldiers who fell defending the Jewish people and the State of Israel.



Please click here to see more pictures!

S.E.M. Torah - Tazria-Metzora 5775


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

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mazal Tov to Carly Mayer (SFW ‘12)


Mazal Tov to Carly Mayer (SFW ‘12) on her engagement to Mordy Fried!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Shmini



Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for this week by SFW's Menahel, 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!

Baruch Dayan Ha'Emmett

We regret to inform you of the untimely passing of Yitzchak Samet, brother of former SFW kitchen employee Avremi Samet. Yitzchak z"l was killed during the funeral of Rav Vosner zt"l.  

Avreimi is sitting shiva, beginning Motzaei Shabbat, in Meah Shearim in the Toldos Aharon neighborhood. 

בלע המות לנצח ומחה ה' אלוקים דמעה מעל כל פנים



Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mazal tov to Rav Dovid Abrahamovitz!


Mazal tov to SFW Rebbe, Rav Dovid Abrahamovitz and his wife and family on the birth of a baby girl!

שיזכו לגדלה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים

For other announcements 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!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Rav Gershon Turetsky: 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.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Chag Kasher v’Sameach!

On behalf of everyone at Shaalvim for Women, we wish you a Chag Kasher v’Sameach!

As we celebrate zman cheiruteinu, may we all be zocheh to freedom from our own Mitzrayim / metzarim, our personal limitations in our avodat Hashem.

And, as we celebrate our national exodus, may Hashem grant personal and national salvation for all of Klal Yisrael - wherever they may be - from all of the dangers and perils in which we find ourselves: המקום ירחם עליהם ויוציאם מצרה לרוחה ומאפלה לאורה ומשעבוד לגאולה השתא בעגלא ובזמן קריב

S.E.M. Torah - Pesach Edition


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for this week.... a special Pesach edition by Rav Ari Waxman, Yeshivat Sha'alvim's Menahel of the Moty Hornstein Institute of Overseas Students.


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 Yamin Goldsmith on the Korban Pesach

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

This shiur was delivered as a "Pre-Pesach Tele-Shiur." 

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mazal Tov to Rose Snyder (SFW ‘09)!


Mazal Tov to Rose Snyder (SFW ‘09) on her engagement to David Steinmetz!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mazal Tov to Aviva Hamburger (SFW ‘10)!


Mazal Tov to Aviva Hamburger (SFW ‘10) on her engagement to Benjy Lebowitz (SFM '10, '11)!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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

Friday, March 27, 2015

Mazal tov to Talia (Miller) Eis (SFW ’06)!


Mazal tov to Talia (Miller) Eis (SFW ’06) and her family on the birth of a baby girl!

שיזכו לגדלה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים

For other announcements please click here

Mazal Tov to Julia Zelig (SFW ‘10)!


Mazal Tov to Julia Zelig (SFW ‘10) on her engagement to Yehuda Schild!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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

Mazal Tov to Eti Abell (SFW ‘13)!


Mazal Tov to Eti Abell (SFW ‘13) on her engagement to Ethan Gipsman!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pre-Pesach Alumni Shiur


Mazal Tov to Michelle Elmaleh!


Mazal Tov to Michelle Elmaleh and her husband and family on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Hila!

שיזכו לגדלה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים

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

Disposing of Your Chametz

If you are interested in a VERY brief outline of some of the halachot that pertain to disposing of your chametz, please click here

Please remember a few things:

1) This is only an outline. Many halachot, describing details that may be specific to your situation (e.g. medications), may not be included here.

2) We strongly recommend that you get used to - and feel comfortable with - asking competent halachic authorities any questions you may have. This includes people in SFW, the Rabbi of your shul, etc. etc.

3) If you need to make any changes to your shtar for chametz selling, please do so before Tuesday evening, 11 Nissan (March 31). 8:00 PM Israel time. Please email Rabbi Goldsmith (ravyamin.sfw@gmail.com) any changes you may have before then.


Have a Chag kasher v'sameach!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rav Yamin Goldsmith on Pesach: Hope When All Seems Dark

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

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

Mazal Tov to Elisheva Goldberg (SFW ‘11, ‘12)!


Mazal Tov to Elisheva Goldberg (SFW ‘11, ‘12) on her marriage to Zach Janof!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Tzav

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

Monday, March 23, 2015

Daylight Savings Time Begins Soon



Reminder: Daylight Savings Time in Israel will begin this coming Friday morning, March 27, 2015.

On Friday at 2:00 AM, clocks will move forward to 3:00 AM.