The L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh learning seminar take place on a monthly basis and consists of a morning of learning about the upcoming month or a related theme. Each month or theme is addressed from a halachic, hashkafic, Tanach, and personal perspective from a wide range of top speakers. Hundreds of women of all ages and backgrounds come from around Israel (from as far as Arad, Beer Sheva, or Haifa) for a boost of inspiration for the month. Free brunch and babysitting are offered, making the program accessible to all. During COVID-19, we have continued to run this program via zoom.

Nisan 5782
Shir Hashirim: Revisiting Redemption Shani Taragin
The Night that Unites: The Seder's Unique Learning and Teaching Experience Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider
From Mitzrayim to the Ukraine: The Eternal Faith of the Jewish Women Miriam Moskovitz, Chabad Shlucha to Kharkov
Practical Pesach Kashrut Guide Rabbi Yissachar Dov Krakowski
Adar II 5782
Arurah Zeresh: The Role of Haman's Wife and Family Dafna Siegman
Step Into Your Royalty: Learning from Esther how to Transform Relationships Chana Deutsch
Bigtan and Teresh: The Baker, the Butler, Trees and Treason Shani Taragin
Adar I 5782
Gateway to Happiness Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
Simcha in Halacha Rabbi Eli Ozarowski
My Personal Simcha Journey Sue Koltai
Dimensions of Happiness Shira Smiles
Shevat 5782
Mitzvot HaTeluyot Ba'aretz: What, Why, and the Wonderful Opportunity Adina Ellis
Hands-on Terumot and Maasrot Workshop Shoshan Raiz
Tevet 5782
Kavanah in Our Shemoneh Esrei Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
The Tefillah Challenge and the Shemoneh Esrei Response Rabbi Binyamin Zimmerman
My Personal Tefilah Journey Chani Newman
In-Depth Workshop on the Brachot of Shmoneh Esrei OU Israel
Kislev 5782
אף הן היו באותו הנס: Nisim, Nerot, and the Nature of Mitzvot Shani Taragin
Heroism Then and Now: Mirroring the Miracles of Mitzrayim Leah Feinberg
Yehudit: The Heroine of Chanukah Yael Dworkin
Introduction Zemira Ozarowski
Marcheshvan 5782
My Personal Connection to Shemittah Abby Sapir
Shemittah: Cents, Sense, and Sensitivity Shani Taragin
Practical Hilchot Shemitta in the Kitchen Rav Ezra Friedman
Practical Hilchot Shemitah in the Garden Rabbi Moshe Bloom
Elul 5781
Redemptive Realization Shira Smiles
Unity: Genesis and the Path to a Unified Marriage Ilana Cowland
Appreciation: A Building Block of Connection Sara Lanner
Av 5781
Tisha B'Av and Aveilut: The Difference Between Public and Private Mourning Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz
The Torah's Psychological Wisdom on Grief and Mourning Rabbi Dr. Ethan Eisen
The Do's and Don'ts of Making a Shiva Call: Personal Insights from a Pastoral Counselor Aliza Pilichowski
Eicha, Kinot, and the Psychology of Mourning Rabbi Alan Haber
Tamuz 5781
Welcome and Introduction Zemira Ozarowski
Ahavat Chinam: If Not Now, When? Dina Schoonmaker
Life is for Sharing: Why I Became a Kidney Donor Sari Holtz
Get In Their Heads: Understanding Others Rabbi Dovid Ostroff
Love and Rejection: Exploring the Halachic Boundaries of Ahavat/Sinat Chinam Rabbi Anthony Manning
Sivan 5781
Shavuot: Re-experiencing Matan Torah Zemira Ozarowski
Shavuot: Produce, Preparation, and Process Shira Smiles
Tribute to Mrs. Linda Pruwer-Brachfeld by family members and friends Brachfeld Family
Megilat Rut: Mother of Royalty Rav Meir Goldwicht
Matan Torah: Back to Gan Eden Rabbi Menachem Nissel
Iyar 5781
Yerushalayim: The Jewish Home Rabbi Yisrael Cohn
Ascents and Descents: David Hamelech Preparing for the Beit HaMikdash Laurie Novick
Eternal Yerushalayim Pearl Borow
Nissan 5781
Redemption from Zoom Bondage to In-Person Gatherings Zemira Ozarowski
Unlocking the Haggadah: A Guided Journey Through the Seder Rabbi Shmuel Goldin
My Journey to Freedom: A Personal Account Hadassah Cowland Goldberg
Guide to Cleaning and Kashering Your Kitchen for Pesach Rabbi Ezra Friedman
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Snow White and the Seder Plate Shani Taragin
Adar 5781
World Mask Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz
Getting Behind the Mask: An Adar and Esther Reflection on COVID-19 Yael Gelernter
From Safety to Salvation: Purim Behind the Mask Rabbi Sam Shor
Shevat 5781
One Hundred Times a Day Rabbi Aba Wagensberg
Not by Bread Alone: Spiritual Sustenance from our Blessings on Food Sarina Novick
Hilchot Brachot Rabbi Eliezer Lerner
My Miraculous Brachot Journey Chaya Sara Rabinowitz
Tevet 5781
מעשה אמהות סימן לבנות: In the Footsteps of our Imahot Shani Taragin
Chayei Sarah: The Life of a Jewish Woman Chana Deutsch
Rivkah: Like A Rose Amongst Thorns Sylvie Schatz
Rachel and Leah: Torah and Tefillah Yael Dworkin
Kislev 5781
Chanukah: Yosef and Yavan Shira Smiles
מי לה' אלי: A Clash of Cultures Among Brothers Rivi Frankel
From the Front Lines of Assimilation: Yavan, Charleston, and Chanukah's Message Ariela Davis
MarCheshvan 5781
Introduction: Chodesh Marcheshvan Zemira Ozarowski
Cheshvan: Chesed from Shamayim Pearl Borow
Is Chesed Always Good? Avraham, Yishmael, and the Chumash Origins of Chesed Rabbi Robby Charnoff
Chesed When we are not in Crises: A New Twist Estee Yarmish
The Many Components of Chesed: Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Dina Schoonmaker
Elul 5780
Creating our own Rosh Hashanah Experience Zemira Ozarowksi
Rosh Hashana Machzor Workshop Shoshana Nissenbaum-Pool
My Personal Teshuva Story Devorah Sisso
The Key to Our Rosh Hashana Tefilot Being Accepted with Love and Happiness Rav Meir Goldwicht
Virtual Shofar Factory Tour Rabbi Daniel Rosenthal