Father-daughter learning at Midreshet Shalhevet


The tenth annual Father-Daughter learning event took place last week at Midreshet Shalhevet.

After morning classes, students met their fathers for a Carlos and Gabby’s lunch. Rabbi Efrem Schwalb, of Eitz Chaim of Dogwood Parkin, West Hempstead, was the day’s scholar in residence. He opened his topic and introduced the sources, but then allowed the fathers and daughters to investigate the sources for themselves and come up with their own conclusions to his question.

Since the learning day was just four days before Asarah B’Tevet, the topic was why Jews really fast on Asarah B’Tevet and what actually happened on that day. The girls learned a lot with their fathers and grew closer to what it truly means to be a Jew. 

“I had a really nice time learning and going into the ideas being spoken about,” said Avygayl Zucker, MSH ’19. “It was really great that MSH gave us this opportunity and even greater that we got to share it with our fathers!”

Yitz Elman, father of Rivkie Elman, MSH ’19, said, “It was a great shiur, we had a great time, and it was a great bonding opportunity for us. Home run.”

“This year’s father daughter learning was interesting, fun, and provided both me and my father new ideas about the upcoming fast. All of this plus the dad jokes made father daughter learning a hit,” said Rivkie Elman, MSH ’19.