Friday, September 19, 2014

Hilchot Shmitta - Part I

Please click here to listen to a shiur on the basics of Hilchot Shmitta from SFW's Menahel, Rav Yamin Goldsmith.

This shiur, Part I of a series, covers topics such as: What type of produce can have Kedushat Shviit? When do various types of produce attain Kedusha? How must produce with Kedushat Shviit be treated? 

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

Shiur on Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech

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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mazal Tov to Rena Ackerman (SFW '10)!

Mazal Tov to Rena Ackerman (SFW '10) on her Aliya to Eretz Yisrael!

ושבו בנים לגבולם!

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Mazal Tov to Miriam Barth (SFW '10, '11 and SFW Madricha)!

Mazal Tov to Miriam Barth (SFW '10, '11 and SFW Madricha) on her Aliya to Eretz Yisrael!

ושבו בנים לגבולם!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Mazal tov to Yosefa Wruble (Fogel) (SFW ’05 & Madricha)!


Mazal tov to Yosefa Wruble (Fogel) (SFW ’05 & Madricha) and her family on the birth of a baby girl!

שיזכו לגדלה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים



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Mazal Tov to Ophira Kopitnikoff (SFW ‘05)!



Mazal Tov to Ophira Kopitnikoff (SFW ‘05) on her marriage to Josh Abramson!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Mazal Tov to Michal Brotzen (SFW ‘11)!


Mazal Tov to Michal Brotzen (SFW ‘11) on her marriage to Simon Julius!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Friday, September 12, 2014

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


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

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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 the Simcha of Rosh Hashanah.

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, Rav Leibowitz 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).

Shiur on Parshat Ki Tavo

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.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Ki Tavo

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SFW Chessed at Pantry Packers




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Mazal Tov to Chavi Katz (SFW ‘10)!


Mazal Tov to Chavi Katz (SFW ‘10) on her engagement to Jonathan Samuels!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל


Mazal Tov to Rebecca Mandelbaum (SFW ‘13)!


Mazal Tov to Rebecca Mandelbaum (SFW ‘13) on her marriage to Evan Goldenberg!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Mazal Tov to Leah Khukhashvili (SFW ‘11)!


Mazal Tov to Leah Khukhashvili (SFW ‘11) on her engagement to Nachi Farkas!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Tiyul to Derech Avot


Please click here to see more pictures from the tiyul!

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Ki Teitzei

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

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Welcome to SFW Class of 5775!





Please click here to see more pictures of the arrival of SFW Class of 5775!!

Shiur on Parshat Ki Teitzei

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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mazal Tov to Tamar Glattstein (SFW ‘09)!


Mazal Tov to Tamar Glattstein (SFW ‘09) on her marriage to Meir Bacharach!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Mazal Tov to Tamar York (SFW ‘11, ‘12)!


Mazal Tov to Tamar York (SFW ‘11, 12) on her marriage to Daniel Sherman!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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Friday, August 29, 2014

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Shoftim



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


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, August 27, 2014

Mazal Tov to Melanie Simon (SFW '10 and SFW Madricha)!

Mazal Tov to Melanie Simon (SFW '10 and SFW Madricha) on her Aliya to Eretz Yisrael!

ושבו בנים לגבולם!

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

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mazal Tov to Stephanie Greenberg (SFW ‘12)!


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

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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