Inspiring a Community

Under the dynamic leadership of Rabbi Yissocher Dov Eichenstien shlita, Mercaz Torah U’Tefilla has developed into a burgeoning Torah center for Baltimore’s Jewish Community. Fostering growth in Torah, Avodah, and Gemilus Chassodim, the community center at Mercaz Torah U’Tefilla has become a key resource for Torah guidance and inspiration, with multiple minyanim, abundant shiurim and numerous communal initiatives.

Mercaz Updates and Announcements

Schedule Updates

  • There is an 8:00pm Mincha in the Ezras Nashim (S-Th).
  • Please note that the 8:30am Shacharis minyan will be permanently discontinued. In its place there are now 2 minyanim; 8:15am and 8:45am! Also, throughout Bain Hazmanim there will be additional Shacharis minyanim at 9:00am and 9:15am.
  • The 8:00pm Maariv will resume following the summer.

Erev Shabbos Shiur

Every Erev Shabbos, the Rav gives a shiur B’inyanei Shabbos 15 minutes before the Mincha b’zman. The shiur will take place at ~7:15pm this week. The zman of the shiur allows both those who attend the early minyan as well as the b’zman minyan to attend.

Morning Kollel- New Mesechta

There is a new track in the morning kollel that will begin Makos this week from 6:00am- 6:45am daily. For more information or to arrange a chavrusa, please speak to the Rav or Rabbi Yaakov Akiva Sofer (410-753-9970).

New Email Address

Please note that if you would like a simcha, levaya, or shiva included in the email and posted on the screen in shul, you must email simchas@mercaz.center by 9:00pm each Thursday evening. We can not guarantee inclusion if we do not receive an email to this address. Thank You!

Important Parking/Driving Notice

As we are now in the new building everyone must understand the importance of adhering to the parking/driving rules and laws in the shul vicinity. Please follow these important guidelines:

  • There are many signs  installed on the street around the shul. Follow all posted signs!
  • On Baythorne Rd., do not park beyond where the shul property line ends. Both sides of the street!
  • On Green Meadow Pkwy., do not park beyond where the old shul property line ends. House side only!
  • Do not not make U-turns. Take the extra moment to drive around the block
  • Follow the 25 mph speed limit.

There is plenty of parking on the far side of Green Meadow. Please park there even if it means taking a few extra steps!

We beg everyone to follow these basic guidelines and thank everyone for their cooperation and responsibility of understanding the sensitivities of our neighbors. Additionally, please be respectful of those who are tasked with the unenviable position of overseeing that these guidelines are followed.

All Shacharis Minyanim begin 10 minutes early on Rosh Chodesh and Fast Days

For the week of:

-בלק-

6/24 – 6/30

מנחה גדולה :1:48

מנחה/מעריב :8:30

6:45 :פלג מנחה/קבלת שבת

8:17 : הדלקת נרות

8:27 : מנחה/קבלת שבת

-פנחס-

7/1 – 7/7

מנחה גדולה :1:49

מנחה/מעריב :8:30

6:45 :פלג מנחה/קבלת שבת

8:16 : הדלקת נרות

8:26 : מנחה/קבלת שבת

-מטות-מסעי-

7/8 – 7/14

מנחה גדולה :1:49

מנחה/מעריב:  8:30

6:45 :פלג מנחה/קבלת שבת

8:13 :הדלקת נרות

8:23 :מנחה/קבלת שבת

-דברים-

7/15 – 7/21

מנחה גדולה :1:50

מנחה/מעריב:  8:25

6:45 :פלג מנחה/קבלת שבת

8:09 :הדלקת נרות

8:19 :מנחה/קבלת שבת