In our latest chapter of our continuing Shiurim
v’Siyurim Program, we walked this week “In Search of the Shechinah” by
walking in the footsteps of Shmuel Hanavi.
We visited Shiloh,
the “temporary” sight of the Mishkan (for almost 400 years!) and learned about the
centrality of the Mishkan in those days and the transition to the Beit
Hammikdash in Yerushalayim.
We also went to Psagot where we learned about the
significance of the geographic position of Shevet Binyamin. We also visited the
located on the main road between Jerusalem and Shiloh.
Our siyur was led by the newest addition to the SFW
staff, Mrs. Shani Taragin. Shani, who is known for her superlative teaching of
Tanach, is equally successful in teaching in the “wall-less” classroom of the
great outdoors of Eretz Yisrael!
This past Thursday, Rabbi Ari Waxman, Menahel of the Moty Hornstein
Institute for Overseas Students at Yeshivat Sha’alvim delivered a shiur at SFW.
Looking in-depth at sources from tanach, Midrashim, Gemarot, the Zohar and others, the shiur discussed the
philosophy of Yosef and Yehuda as individuals in the upcoming parshiyot and in Tanach in general, in the Chanukah story
and throughout Jewish history.
past Motzaei Shabbat, we had a Melave Malka for SFW alumni who live in Israel. The Melave Malka took place at the home of Tali (Abell) Wogerlernter (SFW '07, '08) and was organized by Esti Arfe (SFW '07) and Tali.
We saw representatives from every year of SFW's wonderful alumni.
The event was a wonderful way to reconnect with SFW Alumni who made aliyah either directly after studying at SFW or afterwards (some with their husbands and children!). It was great to see everyone, catch up, learn Torah and shmooze!
If you have not been getting our "SFW Alumni in Israel" emails, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We look forward to many other events like these in the future!