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

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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.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Shiur from the Rosh Hayeshiva on the Mitzvah of Sippur Yetziat Mitzrayim

Please click here to listen to a shiur (in Hebrew) on the mitzvah of Sippur Yetziat Mitzrayim from the Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Yechezkel Yaakovson, shlit”a.

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

Mazal Tov to Daniella Eisenman (SFW ‘12)!


Mazal Tov to Daniella Eisenman (SFW ‘12) on her engagement to Jonah Cohen!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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

Mazal Tov to Daniella Steinreich (SFW ‘14)!


Mazal Tov to Daniella Steinreich (SFW ‘14) on her engagement to Jon Rosenberg!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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

Rav Yakov Haber: Haggadda - Structure and Subtelty

Please click here to listen to a shiur from SFW's Rav Yakov Haber, titled "Haggada: Structure and Subtlety".

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

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

Rav Gershon Turetsky: 101 Haggada Divrei Torah

Please click here to listen to a shiur SFW Rosh Beit Midrash, Rav Gershon Turetsky, titled "101 Haggada Divrei Torah".

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

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mrs. Michelle Elmaleh: Seder Symbols - Lessons for Pesach (and Life)!

Please click here to listen to a shiur from SFW's Assistant Director and Dean of Students, Mrs. Michelle Elmaleh, titled "Seder Symbols: Lessons for Pesach (and Life)!"

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

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

Matza Baking and Pre-Pesach Yom Iyun with SFW!


Please click here for more pictures!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Siyur to Atlit, Zichron Yaakov, and Har Adar!


We had an incredible and informative siyur this week exploring pre-1948 Palestine. As preparation to our post-Pesach siyurim (which will focus on post-1948 Israel) this siyur took us back 100 years to see what life was like for early settlers and Jewish immigrants under Ottoman and British rule.

Please click here for more pictures!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mazal tov to Noam Ella!


Mazal tov to Ella Residence Building Manager Noam Ella and his wife 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

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mazal tov to Abi (Hyman) Elsant (SFW ’11)!


Mazal tov to Abi (Hyman) Elsant (SFW ’11) and her family on the birth of a baby girl, Elisheva Esther!

שיזכו לגדלה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים



For other announcements please click here

Friday, March 13, 2015

SFW at the Jerusalem Marathon

Many of our students took part in Jerusalem’s 5th Annual Marathon this Friday. Some ran 5K and some ran 10K  - all were winners in our eyes!

They braved the Jerusalem sun to raise money and awareness for various tzedaka and chessed organizations such as Yachad HASC, Shalva, and others!

Please click here for more pictures!

Kol Hakavod! Keep up the amazing work!



Thursday, March 12, 2015

Shiur on Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei

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 Vayakhel-Pekudei

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for this week by Rav Rafi Rosenblum

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 Goldsmith on Pesach: Why is Hallel Split at the Seder?

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.