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

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 by 9:00pm each Thursday evening. We can not guarantee inclusion if we do not receive an email to this address. Thank You!

7:00 pm Maariv

There is a brand new 7:00pm nightly Maariv that will IYH begin this Sunday (10/22) and will take place throughout the winter.

Succos Wrap-Up

Thanks so much to all who were mishtateif in making Succos/Simchas Torah so beautiful. Everyone enjoyed and had tremendous chizzuk from the Ruach HaTorah, beautiful Tefillos, Tishim, Hakafos, and Kiddushim throughout Yom Tov. The bar has been set for many more exciting programs as we head into the Winter Zman!

Thank You to R’ Yakov Preiserowicz for his tireless work throughout Yom Tov. Thank you as well to the following people who helped in various capacities throughout Yom Tov:

R’ Amitai Barth
R’ Sachi Fishman
Mr. & Mrs. Avrumi Friedman (E)
R’ Avrumi Friedman (H)
R’ Yitzy Goldberg
R’ Dovid Insel
R’ Eli Klein
R’ Gideon Leiser
R’ Shaya Lerner
R’ Chaim Mainstain
R’ Adam Singer
R’ Yanky Statman
Eichenstein Boys
Teichman Boys
Weingot Boys

Finally, thank you so much to everyone who was mishtateif with mesiras nefesh to the Simchas Torah campaign & to Yeshivas Bain Hazmanim sponsorship’s. Yom Tov was absolutely enhanced by your generosity!

As a reminder: Please pay your nedavos from over Yom Tov as soon as possible. You can use the following link CLICK HERE to make payments. Tizku Lmitzvos!

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:


2/11 – 2/17

מנחה גדולה :12:52

5:35: מנחה/מעריב

 5:34:  מנחה/קבלת שבת

5:24: הדלקת נרות


2/18 – 2/24

מנחה גדולה :12:51

מנחה/מעריב :5:40

 5:42 : מנחה/קבלת שבת

5:32: הדלקת נרות

-כי תשא-

2/25 – 3/3

מנחה גדולה :12:50

מנחה/מעריב :5:50

 5:50: מנחה/קבלת שבת

5:40: הדלקת נרות


3/4 – 3/10

מנחה גדולה :12:49

מנחה/מעריב :5:55

 5:57 : מנחה/קבלת שבת

5:47: הדלקת נרות


3/11 – 3/17

מנחה גדולה :1:47

מנחה/מעריב :7:05

5:55 :פלג מנחה/קבלת שבת

 6:54 : הדלקת נרות

 7:04 : מנחה/קבלת שבת


3/18 – 3/24

מנחה גדולה :1:46

מנחה/מעריב :7:10

6:00 :פלג מנחה/קבלת שבת

 7:01 : הדלקת נרות

 7:11 : מנחה/קבלת שבת


3/25 – 4/7

מנחה גדולה :1:44

מנחה/מעריב :7:20


4/8 – 4/14

מנחה גדולה :1:42

מנחה/מעריב :7:30

6:15 :פלג מנחה/קבלת שבת

 7:22 : הדלקת נרות

 7:32 : מנחה/קבלת שבת


4/15 – 4/21

מנחה גדולה :1:40

מנחה/מעריב :7:40

6:20 :פלג מנחה/קבלת שבת

 7:29 : הדלקת נרות

 7:39 : מנחה/קבלת שבת

-אחרי מות- קדושים-

4/22 – 4/28

מנחה גדולה :1:40

מנחה/מעריב :7:45

6:25 :פלג מנחה/קבלת שבת

 7:36 : הדלקת נרות

 7:46 : מנחה/קבלת שבת


4/29 – 5/5

מנחה גדולה :1:39

מנחה/מעריב :7:55