Monday, January 31, 2011

Rabbi Shmuel Wagner at SFW

Rabbi Shmuel Wagner, long-time Sh'alvim board member (and father of Shana Wagner-SFW '11) came to SF to deliver a shiur on the transformative power of brachot. With his unique approach to the chiyuv to make 100 brachot every day and using the Tanach and the Gemara as guides, R' Wagner helped us transform our "regular" brachot... and ourselves in the process!

We thank him for joining us and for inspiring us with his words of Torah!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sicha on Parshat Mishpatim

Please click here to listen to a sicha on Parshat Mishpatim (in Hebrew) from the S’gan Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Aryeh Hendler, shlit”a

Rabbi Rothman Delivers Shiur at SFW

We had the zechut to host Rabbi Jeff Rothman, Assistant Principal at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls (SKA) to deliver a guest shiur on Wednesday night. SKA students from other seminaries joined us at SFW to hear their teacher and principal give a shiur on the Halachot of Yichud.

We are grateful to Rabbi Rothman for taking time out of his schedule to share words of Torah and Halacha.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sha'alvim's Rosh Yeshiva, HaRav Yechezkel Yaakovson, shlit"a

At SFW, we are uniquely fortunate to have regular and personal exposure to Torah leaders and Talmidei Chachamim
With more than 2,000 students and 50 years of history, Yeshivat Sha'alvim's Rosh Yeshiva, HaRav Yechezkel Yaakovson, shlit”a is a busy and sought-after posek and teacher. We are fortunate that he spends regular time at SFW giving shiurim and sichot.
This past week, he joined us for a special session of She’eilot u’Teshuvot. The students submitted questions beforehand and the Rosh Yeshiva shared his perspectives on halacha, machashava and personal growth!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sicha by Rav Yammer

Yesterday, Rav Michael Yammer helped us begin the second semester by delivering a sicha on the shloshim of his father, Professor Max Jammer. By going through 10 aspects of his father’s life, Rav Yammer unforgettably inspired us.
Please click here for his sicha and click here to get a glimpse of this fascinating and accomplished man.

Sicha on Parshat Yitro II

Please click here to listen to a sicha on the Parsha (in Hebrew) from the S’gan Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Aryeh Hendler, shlit”a

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sicha on Parshat Yitro

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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Shavua Bogrot (Alumni Week)

We are pleased to host dozens of SFW alumni who have chosen to join us during their winter break to “recharge their batteries” at SFW. Specifically during Shavua Bogrot, under the guidance and coordination of Mrs. Dina Blank, they will be joining us for great learning and for special shiurim and tiyulim designed for them. Their return to SFW and to Israel is an inspiration to our current students too!

Sicha on Parshat Beshalach

Please click here to listen to a sicha on Parshat Beshalach (in Hebrew) from the S’gan Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Aryeh Hendler, shlit”a

Current Events Bulletin Board

From Our Current Events Bulletin Board

At SFW, our students are encouraged to remain aware of and knowledgeable about what is going on in the world around them.

Take a look at some of the articles our students are reading on our Current Events Bulletin Board……

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Welcome to Our Newest Faculty Member!

We are proud to welcome to the already-outstanding SFW faculty Mrs. Shani Taragin. Shani is a well-known teacher who has taught and learned with many students over more than 15 years in Jewish education. We wish her much hatzlacha as we welcome her to the Sha’alvim for Women family!

To view other SFW Faculty Highlights, please click here or click on the following links to learn more about SFW's wonderful faculty and administration!

Sherut Leumi Students

We are proud to welcome to SFW some Israeli young women who, during the day, work in Yerushalayim during their “Sherut Leumi”. These young women - in addition to wanting to serve their country doing “National Service- are also looking for a Beit Midrash to learn in and to continue growing. They will be joining SFW during chaburot and night seder!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Rav Mordechai Willig at SFW

Rav Mordechai Willig in the SFW Beit Midrash

We were privileged to host YU Rosh Yeshiva Rav Mordechai Willig. Rav Willig answered questions from the girls in halacha and hashkafa and delivered a moving sicha about the role of women in Tanach and in our daily lives.