Ways to Get Involved

shomer (plural: shomrim) is a person who prayerfully or mindfully accompanies Jewish deceased between death and burial. You may choose to serve through just one or several congregations in the Austin area.

 NOTE: if you have already signed up as a Congregational and/or Area Coordinator, please log in before signing up as a Shomer (otherwise you will get a message that your email address is already in use).

Duration: Lifetime
Price: Free

Each Austin Shmirah member congregation appoints at least one Congregational Shmirah Coordinator to schedule shifts for its deceased. If your clergy/congregation has authorized you in this role, please sign up here. (Contact the Area Coordinator for more information.) Note that a shmirah coordinator can also be a shomer.

 NOTE: if you have already signed up as a Shomer and/or Area Coordinator, please log in before signing up as a Congregational Shmirah Coordinator (otherwise you will get a message that your email address is already in use).

Duration: Lifetime
Price: Free