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The Semichas Chaver Program was founded by Rabbi Elyada Goldwicht and is an innovative, fast-paced and interactive halacha lemaase learning program that has been launched worldwide in partnership with the Orthodox Union.

The weekly shiur, will be given by Rabbi Marwick at Shomrei on Wednesday nights at 8 (beginning November 16). The bulk of the chaburah will be devoted to learning the relevant maarei mekomos from the pesukim until the modern-day poskim.

Every six months there will be a comprehensive exam followed by a community wide siyum celebrating the participants’ accomplishments in Torah learning. Those that successfully pass the exam are awarded a “Semichas Chaver” certificate of achievement signed by Hagaon Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl, Hagaon Rav Shlomo Amar and Hagaon Rav Hershel Shachter.

The Semichas Chaver Program includes:

-Hashkafic understanding of the ethical meaning of the halacha

-Contemporary questions that evoke interactive and dynamic discussion

-Material that is designed to be imparted to the participant’s families at the Shabbos table

-In-person chaburah which creates a strong sense of chevra and camaraderie 

-Bi-annual siyumim for the participants and their families

-Semichas Chaver certificate of achievement signed by Gedolei Yisrael


Daf Yomi Yerushalmi - With Shlomo Shulman. Sunday-Thursday evenings 8:30-9:10 in Classroom 1 If you cannot attend in person, please join us via zoom.

Meeting ID: 827 5322 4424  Passcode: yerushalmi

 tfillah chabura


Click here to view the previous chaburahs. 

rabbi sklare's parsha podcast


Shemos: The Viscousness of Verbal Bullying 

Please click here to listen.

Sefer hakuzari podcast with rabbi marwick

Shomrei is excited to start publishing Rabbi Marwick's new Sefer Hakuzari podcast.

It is available on:

Spotify (,

Anchor.FM (,

PocketCasts (,

RadioPublic (,

Breaker (

and will be available in the next week on Google Podcasts App using this link.

Daf yomi

Please join Rabbi Hauptman for his daily daf yomi shiur. The group started Maseches Pesachim the third week in November! The shiur takes place via Zoom, Sunday through Friday, from 6:00-6:50 am.

Please click here for the Zoom link.  Password: mechina


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Meeting ID: 967 979 2492

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Call-in: +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 967 979 2492

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Vaccine Policy for All Attendees of Shomrei Emunah

In an effort to ensure that our shul remains a healthy and safe environment for all members of our community, the shul’s policy is that any individual who has not received the vaccinations required by Maryland State for students attending school (please click here for current listing) may not enter the shul or its premises. If someone has a medical reason why they should not receive the vaccinations, that individual may request an exemption by contacting Rabbi Marwick (

Agudah scrip program

Limud kitzur shulchan aruch yomi

Shomrei recently initiated a limud of Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yomi. Click here for the schedule. Keeping to this schedule of daily learning will allow us to complete the entire Sefer in a year!

Children's Library at Shomrei

We are excited to announce that a fantastic Jewish Children’s Library for the greater Baltimore community is based at our Shul.  The library’s hours are 10-11 AM on Sunday mornings and 2-3 PM on Friday afternoons or 3:00-4:00 beginning in March until the time changes, and is located in Classroom 3. Shomrei members receive premium membership rates of $18/year reduced from $36 per year.   For more information see   A big thank you to Faige Katz, Rachael Kossman, and the entire library team for creating such a wonderful community resource and extending these privileges to Shomrei members.

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