The Shmira Project - For Active Duty Combat Soldiers

This is an ongoing, grassroots program that pairs IDF combat soldiers with Jews around the world who do acts of kindness, prayer or Torah learning to increase the soldier’s spiritual merit and protection.

Israel is in a state of war with many of its neighbors, and even the ones with peace treaties have tremendous political turmoil and instability. Right now combat soldiers are in clear and present danger.  These soldiers frequently go into hostile areas: patrolling Israel's borders from terrorism abroad, and preempting terrorism from within.

The Hebrew word "shmira" (pronounced shmeerah) means "guarding" or "protecting". In modern Hebrew, shmira also means guard duty.

The Shmira Project is a person to person match that everyone can do. It follows the ancient practice of pairing physical effort with spiritual effort. The families of soldiers enjoy the reassurance of spiritual support for their children.  Participants enjoy knowing that they bring about unity and connectedness.There are absolutely no fees.

Join The Shmira Project. It’s personal. It’s powerful.  It’s one name at a time.

It’s guard duty for the rest of us.

Take a name and take a shift of guard duty.  There are several ways to sign up.

Please go to our sign up page 

Or

•   In USA:  For a soldier's name through our automated system, text 410-575-4337. To contact the administrators, call or text 410-657-2433

•   Fax Israel: 02-540-0771   

Thank you to all who participated in the Shmira Project during the November 2012 Gaza Crisis. During the first week of "Operation Pillar of Defense" in  November, 2012, over 10,000 of you signed on.  Each took the name of an IDF soldier or resident of Israel who was in danger. The response was swift and powerful. You came from 35 countries and offered messages of true inspiration and encouragement. Each and every one of you made a difference. “The unity is the protection.” said one Rabbi. Whenever you may think that the Jewish People are in disarray and alone, remember the response of this one week.

Nota especial: Usted puede detener su actividad espiritual shmira (actos de bondad, Oración (rezos), estudiar Torah), desde que el alto el fuego parece ser que esta vigente en la actualidad.

Israel se encuentra en un Estado de guerra con muchos de sus vecinos, e incluso con los que tiene "tratados de paz", estos están sometidos a una tremenda confusión e inestabilidad política. Soldados de combate se encuentran en situaciones de peligro en sus bases regulares. Estos son los soldados que con frecuencia  van a zonas hostiles: patrullando las fronteras de Israel de infiltraciones de terroristas, y adelantandose al terrorismo desde dentro. Y nuestros enemigos estan reabasteciendo sus armas.

¡Gracias a todos quienes participaron en el Proyecto Shmira durante la Crisis de Noviembre en Gaza. Durante la semana del 18 a 25 noviembre del 2012, más de 10.000 de ustedes que se registraron para tomar el nombre de un soldado miembroe de las Fuerzas de Defensa Israeli o residente de Israel que estuvo en situacion de peligro. La respuesta fue rápida y poderosa. Ustedes vinieron de 35 países y ofrecieron mensajes de verdadera inspiración y aliento. Todos y cada uno de ustedes hicieron la diferencia. "La unidad es la protección." Dijo nuestro rabino. Cada vez que usted puede pensar que el pueblo judío está en desorden y solo, recuerden la respuesta de esta semana. 

El Proyecto Shmira como estaba previsto: un programa continuo, base de sincronización soldados de las FDI de combate con los Judios de todo el mundo que haran actos de bondad, la oración o estudio de la Torá para aumentar el mérito espiritual del soldado y protección. 

Shmira

Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Helsinki - I am a candidate for conversion and would like to pray/do acts of kindness on behalf of a soldier working to protect Israel
Toronto - I Would like to dedicate my Daf Yomi learning each day to a soldier in danger
South Fallsburg, New York - I study fulltime in Kollel. I would very much like the opportunity to spend some of my time praying/studying on behalf of one of the Israeli soldiers fighting to maintain our heritage and way of life.

Participating Places

Albuquerque

Amsterdam

Auckland New Zealand

Aventura (Florida)

Bala Cynwyd(Pa)

Baltimore (Md)

Bergen County (NJ)

Boca Raton (Florida)

Boston (Mass)

Brooklyn (NY)

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Cap Dail France

Capetown (South Africa)

Caracas (Venezuela)

Charleston (South Carolina)

Chattanooga(Tenn)

Cincinnati Ohio

Comunidad Maguen David (Mexico)

Costa Rica

Easton

Far Rockaway (NY)

Grandview (Montana)

High Springs Florida

Jerusalem

Johannesburg (SA)

Kehila Sefaradi de Tucuman Mexico

Kelsinki

Kiamesha Lake (NY)

Lakewood (NJ)

Lawrence (NY)

Ledyard (Conn)

London

Melbourne Australia

Memphis (Tenn)

Mexico

Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

Montevideo (Urugway)

N. Little Rock Arkansas

New York

North Attleboro (Mass)

North Bethesda (Md)

Orange City Florida

Panama

Portland Oregon

Pre 1 Girls class at YAYOE Los Angelos (Ca)

Riverdale(NY)

Rye Brook(NY)

Saint Kilda East

San Paulo (Brazil)

San Paulo (Brazil)

San Paulo (Brazil)

Santiago(Chile)

Sasson Yehuda Sephardi Synagogue Melbourne Austrailia

Sedalia CO.

Silver Spring (Md)

Sixth and I Synagogue Washington DC

South Fallsburg NY

South Head Shule Sydney Australia

Swiecie (Poland)

Sydney (Australia)

Teferet Sinagog Istanbul Turkey

Tel Aviv

test 1

Texas

Thornhill Ontario

Toronto

Union of Orthodox Synagogue of South Africa

Vancouver (Washington)

West Orange (New Jersey)

West Virginia

Woodland Hills

Yavne Community Montevideo, Norway

Albuquerque

Amsterdam

Auckland New Zealand

Aventura (Florida)

Bala Cynwyd(Pa)

Baltimore (Md)

Bergen County (NJ)

Boca Raton (Florida)

Boston (Mass)

Brooklyn (NY)

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Cap Dail France

Capetown (South Africa)

Caracas (Venezuela)

Charleston (South Carolina)

Chattanooga(Tenn)

Cincinnati Ohio

Comunidad Maguen David (Mexico)

Costa Rica

Easton

Far Rockaway (NY)

Grandview (Montana)

High Springs Florida

Jerusalem

Johannesburg (SA)

Kehila Sefaradi de Tucuman Mexico

Kelsinki

Kiamesha Lake (NY)

Lakewood (NJ)

Lawrence (NY)

Ledyard (Conn)

London

Melbourne Australia

Memphis (Tenn)

Mexico

Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

Montevideo (Urugway)

N. Little Rock Arkansas

New York

North Attleboro (Mass)

North Bethesda (Md)

Orange City Florida

Panama

Portland Oregon

Pre 1 Girls class at YAYOE Los Angelos (Ca)

Riverdale(NY)

Rye Brook(NY)

Saint Kilda East

San Paulo (Brazil)

San Paulo (Brazil)

San Paulo (Brazil)

Santiago(Chile)

Sasson Yehuda Sephardi Synagogue Melbourne Austrailia

Sedalia CO.

Silver Spring (Md)

Sixth and I Synagogue Washington DC

South Fallsburg NY

South Head Shule Sydney Australia

Swiecie (Poland)

Sydney (Australia)

Teferet Sinagog Istanbul Turkey

Tel Aviv

test 1

Texas

Thornhill Ontario

Toronto

Union of Orthodox Synagogue of South Africa

Vancouver (Washington)

West Orange (New Jersey)

West Virginia

Woodland Hills

Yavne Community Montevideo, Norway