Friday, May 27, 2016

Rav Yaakovson on Parshat Bechukotai

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

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

Rav Yamin Goldsmith on Parshat Bechukotai

Please click here to listen to a shiur on Parshat Bechukotai from SFW's Menahel, Rav Yamin Goldsmith, entitled "Arachin After the Tochacha"

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

Monday, May 23, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Bechukotai

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Bechukotai from Rabbi Yakov Haber

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 Rena Mirzeoff (SFW '09)!


Mazal Tov to Rena Mirzeoff (SFW '09) on her engagement to Shloimie Berkowitz!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mazal tov to Ayala (Maurer) Prager (SFW '09)!


Mazal tov to Ayala (Maurer) Prager (SFW '09) 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 please click here

Friday, May 20, 2016

Rav Moshe Lichtman at SFW

On Wednesday night we once again had the privilege once again to hear a shiur from Rav Moshe Lichtman, noted author (e.g. Eretz Yisrael in the Parsha) and translator (e.g. Rav Teictel's Eim Habanim Semeichah). For his final visit of the year, Rav Lichtman spoke about Eretz Yisrael and Mashiach.

Rav Lichtman is the father of Shira Lichtman, SFW '11, '12 and of SFW Madricha, Ayelet Lichtman, SFW '15. His shiur, entitled "The Gift and the Challenge of Modern Israel" discussed what our role is in the unfolding drama, excitement and opportunities of modern-day Israel.

The SFW Guest Speaker Program for 5776 is generously sponsored by an anonymous family.

Please click here to listen to the shiur.





Rav Leibowitz at SFW


We were privileged to welcome Rav Aryeh Leibowitz, S'gan Menahel and Ra"M at Yeshivat Sha'alvim as a guest speaker. Rav Leibowitz discussed incredible messages of "Mizmor Shir L'Yom Hashabbat" and its connection to "Tekhlelet".

The SFW Guest Speaker Program for 5776 is generously sponsored by an anonymous family.

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, he 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).

Rav Yammer on Parshat Behar

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


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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rav Yamin Goldsmith on Sefirat Haomer

Please click here to listen to a shiur on sefirat haomer from SFW's Menahel, Rav Yamin Goldsmith, entitled "The Celebration of Sefirat Haomer."

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

Rav Yamin Goldsmith on Parshat Behar

Please click here to listen to a shiur on Parshat Behar from SFW's Menahel, Rav Yamin Goldsmith, entitled "Interest-Free Loans and the Land of Israel"



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

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Behar

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Behar from Rabbi Jason Knapel

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!

Friday, May 13, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Emor

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Emor 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!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mazal Tov to Shayna Schwarzberg (SFW '13)!


Mazal Tov to Shayna Schwarzberg (SFW '13) on her engagement to Noam Itzchak!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Mazal Tov to Yael Fischel (SFW '13)!


Mazal Tov to Yael Fischel (SFW '13) on her engagement to Moshe Hirt!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Kedoshim

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Kedoshim 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, April 28, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Acharei Mot

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Acharei Mot 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!

Mazal Tov to Sara Lebowitz (SFW '06)


Mazal Tov to Sara Lebowitz (SFW '06) on her engagement to Meir Gross!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Shvii Shel Pesach

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Shvii Shel Pesach 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!

Rav Gershon Turetsky: A 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.

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!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mazal Tov to Elisheva Michaels (SFW '14)


Mazal Tov to Elisheva Michaels (SFW '14) on her engagement to Avi Greenberg!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Erev Pesach: Messages Today from the Korban Pesach

Before Pesach, we b"H focus so much on the Seder and the Haggadah (and rightly so!). Unfortunately, the importance of - and powerful messages from - the Korban Pesach are often overlooked. This year will be different G-d willing!

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

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mazal Tov to Margalit Bernstein (SFW '12)


Mazal Tov to Margalit Bernstein (SFW '12) on her engagement to Ilan Katz!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mazal Tov to Rebecca Tessel (SFW ‘10)!


Mazal Tov to Rebecca Tessel (SFW ‘10) on her engagement to Bradley Golstoff!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

S.E.M. Torah for Pesach

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

Friday, April 8, 2016

Mazal tov to Shira (Zurndorfer) Stein (SFW '09, '10)!


Mazal tov to Shira (Zurndorfer) Stein (SFW '09, '10) and her family on the birth of a baby girl!

שיזכו לגדלה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים

For other announcements please click here

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Pre-Pesach Yom Iyun: Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

Please click here to listen to a shiur from SFW's Rabbi Menachem Leibtag entitled "Maggid: A Story for Children, Adults, or Teenagers?"

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


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

Pre-Pesach Yom Iyun: Rabbi David Aaron

Please click here to listen to a shiur from Rabbi David Aaron, Founder and Director of Israelite and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Orayta and author of many books. The shiur is entitled "Pathways to Freedom."

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

SFW's Guest Speaker Program is sponsored by an anonymous family.

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

Pre-Pesach Yom Iyun: Rav Gershon Turetsky

Please click here to listen to a shiur from SFW's 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.

Rav Yaakovson on Parshat Tazria

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

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Tazria

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Tazria 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!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Mazal Tov to Ahava Muskat (SFW '13)!


Mazal Tov to Ahava Muskat (SFW '13) on her marriage to Adir Pinchot!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Friday, April 1, 2016

Rav Ari Yablok at SFW

On Thursday night, we were privileged to welcome Rabbi Ari Yablok, Rav of the Anglo community at Bar Ilan University and Givat Shmuel (and a proud alumnu of Yeshivat Sha'alvim!). Rav Yablok delivered a shiur in preparation for Pesach entitled "Searching for the Redemption Within: Mindfulness in a Mindless World." 

Please click here to listen to the shiur.

The SFW Guest Speaker Program for 5776 is sponsored by an anonymous family


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

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Mazal Tov to Rachel Bolnick (SFW ‘10)!


Mazal Tov to Rachel Bolnick (SFW ‘10) on her engagement to Zach Sherman!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Rav Yammer on Parshat Shmini

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


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

Rav Moshe Lichtman at SFW

On Wednesday night we had the privilege once again to hear a shiur from Rav Moshe Lichtman, noted author (e.g. Eretz Yisrael in the Parsha) and translator (e.g. Rav Teictel's Eim Habanim Semeichah). Rav Lichtman spoke about the various perspectives and opinion about Yishuv Eretz Yisrael.  

Rav Lichtman is the father of Shira Lichtman, SFW '11, '12 and of SFW Madricha, Ayelet Lichtman, SFW '15. His shiur, entitled "The Gift and the Challenge of Modern Israel" discussed what our role is in the unfolding drama, excitement and opportunities of modern-day Israel.

The SFW Guest Speaker Program for 5776 is generously sponsored by an anonymous family.

Please click here to listen to the shiur.




Wednesday, March 30, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Metzora

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Metzora 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!

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Shmini

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Shmini 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!

Rav Goldsmith on the Haggadah: Why Is Hallel Split at the Seder?

Please click here to listen to a shiur on the Haggadah from SFW's Menahel, Rav Yamin Goldsmith, entitled "Why is Hallel Split at the Seder?"

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

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mazal Tov to Michal Kupchik (SFW ‘12)!


Mazal Tov to Michal Kupchik (SFW ‘12) on her engagement to Aryeh Sklar!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Friday, March 25, 2016

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Tzav

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Tzav 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, March 23, 2016

Pre-Purim Yom Iyun: Rav Yisrael Herzceg

Please click here to listen to a shiur by SFW's Rav Yisrael Herzceg entitled "The First Purim Seudah"

This shiur was part of SFW's annual Pre-Purim Yom Iyun

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

Pre-Purim Yom Iyun: Rav Menachem Leibtag

Please click here to listen to a shiur by SFW's Rav Menachem Leibtag entitled "Ta'anit Esther to Shushan Purim in Light of Sefer Zecharia"

This shiur was part of SFW's annual Pre-Purim Yom Iyun

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

Pre-Purim Yom Iyun: Rav Goldsmith

Please click here to listen to a shiur on Taanit Esther from SFW's Menahel, Rav Yamin Goldsmith, entitled "A New Look at Taanit Esther"

This shiur was part of our annual Pre-Purim Yom Iyun

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

Friday, March 18, 2016

Rav Aryeh Leibowitz at SFW


We were privileged to welcome Rav Aryeh Leibowitz, S'gan Menahel and Ra"M at Yeshivat Sha'alvim as a guest speaker. Rav Leibowitz discussed the various opinions of the nature of Hashgacha Pratis (Divine Providence).

The SFW Guest Speaker Program for 5776 is generously sponsored by an anonymous family.

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, he 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).

Harav Yechezkel Yaakovson on Purim

Please click here to listen to a sicha (in Hebrew) about "Purim and the Hidden Miracles" from the Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Yechezkel Yaakovson, shlit”a.

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

HaRav Yechezkel Yaakovson on Parshat Vayikra/Parshat Zachor

Please click here to listen to a sicha (in Hebrew) on Parshat Vayikra and Parshat Zachor from the Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Yechezkel Yaakovson, shlit”a.

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

S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Vayikra

Please click here to listen to S.E.M. Torah for Parshat Vayikra 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, March 17, 2016

Mazal Tov to Gabby Orenbuch (SFW ‘13)!


Mazal Tov to Gabby Orenbuch (SFW ‘13) on her engagement to Avi Margulies!

שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל

For other announcements please click here

Mazal tov to Rav Rafi Rosenblum and his wife and family!


Mazal tov to Rav Rafi Rosenblum and his wife and family on the birth of a baby girl!

שיזכו לגדלה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים

For other announcements please click here