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Virtual Shmirah Library

The Virtual Shmirah Library contains digital files that shomrim can use as they perform shmirah, as well as a variety of additional materials to help deepen our understanding of end-of-life topics, both Jewish and general. To offer feedback or submit materials for consideration, please contact

IKAR Guidelines for Shemirah, information intended to help shomrim understand what to do.

Gail Tosto’s article about What Shmirah Means to Shomrim helps new-comers understand what this work feels like.

Shomrim Handbook Outline by Susan Barnes gives local leaders guidance how to create a handbook for local volunteers.

Prayers, Poems, and Reflections

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