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!




S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Vayera

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!

Mazal Tov to Eliana Stone (SFW ‘12, ‘13)!


Mazal Tov to Eliana Stone (SFW ‘12, 13) on her marriage to Marc Poleyoff (SFM 10, 11, 12)!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

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

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Shiur on Parshat Vayera

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, November 3, 2014

Mazal Tov to Aliza Friedman (SFW '12, '13)!


Mazal Tov to Aliza Friedman (SFW '12, '13) on her engagement to Benjy Kreitman!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

Mazal tov to Yael (Weinerkur) Schwechter (SFW ’04, ’05)!


Mazal tov to Yael (Weinerkur) Schwechter (SFW ’04, ’05) and her 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, October 31, 2014

Rav Ari Waxman at SFW

Please click here to listen to a shiur from Rav Ari Waxman, the Menahel of the Moty Hornsetin Overseas Program at Yeshivat Sha'alvim. Rav Waxman spoke about the unique messages that are hidden in the "silence" of the holiday-free month of Cheshvan. 

We are grateful to Rav Waxman for his time and we are thrilled - as we are all year long - of the zechut we have to hear from and grow with the wonderful Rabbanim of Yeshivat Sha'alvim on a regular basis.

Please click here for more shiurim at SFW. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Shiur on Parshat Lech Lecha

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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Lech Lecha



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!                

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mazal Tov to Rebecca Davidson (SFW ‘12, ‘13!

Mazal Tov to Rebecca Davidson (SFW ‘12, ‘13 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

Mazal Tov to Rachel Cohen (SFW '11)!


Mazal Tov to Rachel Cohen (SFW '11) on her engagement to David Chiger!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

Friday, October 24, 2014

Shiur for the Beginning of the New Z'man


Please click here to listen to a shiur (in Hebrew) about the beginning of the new zman from the Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Yechezkel Yaakovson, shlit”a.


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

Mazal Tov to Rav Ezra Shapiro and his wife and family!


Mazal Tov to Rav Ezra Shapiro and his wife and family on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Miriam!

סימן טוב ומזל טוב יהא לנו ולכל ישראל! 

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

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Noach


Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for this week by Rav Yamin Goldsmith. (This S.E.M. Torah was delivered for Parshat Noach 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!                


Chessed with Leket

This past Monday, the entire student body went to Rechovot for a trip of fun, togetherness and chessed as we picked vegetables with an organization called Leket Israel (Click here to learn more about this great organization).  Those vegetables were then supplied to a nearby soup kitchen.



Click here for more pictures!

Daylight Savings Time in Israel Ending

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time in Israel will end this coming Sunday morning, October 26, 2014.

On Sunday at 2:00 AM, clocks will move back to 1:00 AM.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mazal Tov to Aviah Saltzman!


Mazal Tov to Aviah Saltzman (SFW Program Coordinator and Madricha) on her engagement to Shmulie Rosby!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

Mazal Tov to Rena Bierig (SFW '13)!

Mazal Tov to Rena Bierig (SFW '13) on her Aliya to Eretz Yisrael!

ושבו בנים לגבולם!

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