We concluded our season with an in-person shiur featuring Rabbanit Shani Taragin, Educational Director of World Mizrachi, and Rosh Beit Midrash, YU Israel,with a timely topic - click to listen to  Longing and Laughing – Dreams and Prophecies Revisited

Listen to previous recordings found below (click 'More'). 


For over a decade our Shiur HaChodesh for Women by Women has served to expand opportunities for advanced Judaic studies for women in Kew Gardens Hills and surrounding communities. It is a once monthly session of high-level text-based Torah study by some of the foremost women teachers and professors of Tanach, from both Israel and the United States. In the past, our sessions have been held on Wed. evenings at 7:30 P.M.

We want to offer you the opportunity to reserve slots for full sponsorship or support-in-part to enable the continuation of this program that we all appreciate. 

 We are suggesting a subscription of $30.00  for Etz Chaim members and $36.00 for non-members for all 8 shiurim. Individual shiurim will have a suggested donation amount of $5.00 for members and $6.00 for non-members. As those of you who have attended this series well know, our speakers are representative of the highest level of women scholars in the world of Jewish Studies. Subscriptions, sponsorships and support-in-part provide the means for us to bring these amazing women to you. Please contact Hadassah Waxman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Here are some recent recordings of our "Shiur Hachodesh" series:

Shani Taragin - May 8 2024 - Israel at 76: Longing and Laughing – Dreams and Prophecies Revisited

Dr. Esther Shkop - April 10 2024 - Hope and Resilience in the Darkest Part of the Night: A Study of the Piyut Vayehi Bachatzi HaLeila

Shifra Malina Waxman - Mar 17 2024 - One Shtetl's Story: A Microcosm of the Life and Fate of Jewish Civilization in Europe

Dr. Chana Tanenbaum - Feb 11 2024 - Ritzpah Bat Aya: Accepting G-d's Judgement

Dr. Tanya White - Jan 14 2024 - When 'Option A' is Not Available: Rachel, Chana and the Power of Prayer

Simi Peters - Nov 19 2023 - "Kayin and Hevel: Theodicy in Genesis Rabbah".

Dr Pnina Neuwirth - April 23 2023 -  Yom Haatzmaut

Shifra Waxman - March 12 2023 - Tefilah in Shoah

Reb. Abby Lerner - May 15 2022 -  A Tale of Two Converts: Rut and Yitro

Dr.Chana Tannenbaum - Jan 16 2022 - Did G-d Lie to the Egyptians?

Dr. Pnina Neuwirth - Dec 12 2021 - Be Silent. Thus it Arose in My Thought.” (Menachot 29A): A Shiur for Asara B’Tevet

Prof. Nechama Price - June 10 2020 - Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Arranged Marriages by Chazal




Reb Smadar Rosensweig Sept 2014 Sefer Yonah - Teshuvah

Reb. Smadar Rosenweig Nov 1 2006 Rachel Imeinu: Lessons & Legacy

Reb. Peshi Neuberger June 2014 Unlocking the Message of Hallel

Devorah Zlochower Feb 2008 Hallel: Personal Song or Public Ritual

Leora Bednarsh Nov 2007 Nerot Shabbat

Reb. Abby Lerner May 2016 Magical Friday Night Zemiros

Reb. Abby Lerner June 2010 Women And Talmud Torah

Michelle Levine Feb 2016 (Remembering Phyllis Siegal) PoeticTestimony of Haazinu

Judy Klitsner Nov 2015 Did Noah And Jonah Share The Same Boat

Reb. Peshi Neuburger Feb 3 2006 Why Succumb To Sin

Elana Flamenhaft March 18 2009 First Rashi In Torah

Penina Neuworth Sept 2013 Womens Roles In Sefer Bereshit

Deena Rabinovich March 15 2015 Enabling Cain

Smadar Rosensweig Oct 2010 Learning From Lot

Shani Taragin Nov 11 2009 Chayei Sara

Dr. Michelle Levin Feb 7 2007 M'aase Avos Siman L'ebanim

Yael Leibowitz Dec2009 Yosef and BnosTzlafchad

CB Neugroschl Dec2008 Timeless Messages of Chanukah

Deena Rabinovich Dec2012 Heroines of Chanukah

Reb. Rookie Billet Jan 2 2008 Connecting To Jerusalem

Smadar Rosensweig Sept 2015  Pshat and Drash - Heroes & Villains in Tanach

Nechama Price June 6 2018 Marriage of Moshe & Tzipporah

Malke Bina May 2007 Comparative study of the 10 Commandments in Shemos & Devarim

Rachel Friedman 2014-Feb Amalek and Purim - analysis of Amalek in Tanach

Dr. Michelle Levine 20080402 From Darkness To Light - From Slavery To Redemption

Dr. Avigail Rock - Abarbanel On The Haggadah

Dr. Yael Zeigler 2015-02 Of Pharaohs And Kings

Dr Deena Rabinovich - - The Makkot Is The Message

Rachel Friedman 2010-Jan Reflections on Exodus

Dr. Michelle Levine 2014-Mar RoadToRedemption

Shoshana Schechter 2012-jan Mirrors of Mitzraim

Shani Taragin 2015-Apr -  From Shir Hashirim to Ruth

Smadar Rosensweig 2007-Apr - Sefirat Haomer and Kiddushat Eretz Yisrael

Smadar Rosensweig 2011-Sep - Centrality Of Yerushalaim

Reb. Abby Lerner - 2012-May - Megillat Ruth

Rachel Friedman - 20090506 - Naomi and Ruth

Rachel Friedman - 201606 - Searching For Naomi