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Administration

Rabbi Goldsmith Rabbi Yamin Goldsmith (Menahel), who is well known and respected for his warm and engaging personality, attended Yeshivat Sha’alvim for two years before serving in the I.D.F with the Yeshivat Shaalvim Hesder Machal program. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University, a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University, was ordained at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University, and is completing his doctoral dissertation in Curriculum and Teaching at Columbia University’s Teachers College. He has worked in both formal and informal Jewish education in the United States and in Israel for almost 30 years. Rav Yamin lives with his wife, Joy, and their children in Beit Shemesh.
Michelle Mrs. Michelle Elmaleh (Assistant Director/Dean of Students) received her BA from Stern College and her MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. After almost a decade of guidance and teaching in high schools in the U.S., Michelle and her family made Aliyah to Beit Shemesh where they currently reside. Michelle has spent numerous summers in Camp Simcha, Camp Mesorah, and other informal educational environments, including NCSY Michlelet. Michelle has been at SFW since its inception and she has been the recipient of many prestigious awards for academic achievement.
Rabbi Turetsky Rabbi Gershon Turetsky (Rosh Beit Midrash) has been a member of the SFW faculty since the school’s inception. He studied in Yeshivat Sha'alvim following high school and received a B.S. in Accounting from Yeshiva University's Sy Syms School of business.  Subsequently, he learned in Yeshiva University's Kollel as part of the Semicha program in New York, as well as at the Gruss Institute in Yerushalayim. Additionally, he was a member of the Yeshivat Sha'alvim’s Kollel where he completed his Semicha studies and received ordination from HaRav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg of the Beit Din HaGadol of Yerushalayim.  For a number of summers he has served as the Director of Camp Morasha’s Girls Beit Medrash Program (BMP). Rabbi Turetsky lives with his wife Nili and their family on Kibbutz Sha’alvim, right near Yeshivat Sha’alvim, where he delivers a popular weekly shiur to the American students.