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Shmeryl, Shmeryl... from Marly!

Updated: Mar 29, 2021

Marly is kicking off our virtual, summer-long shmeryling!

What is a shmeryl?

A shmeryl is a poem that gets passed around - if you are shmeryled, it means that a poem is written about you, and then you get to write a poem about someone else. Oftentimes, this poem is written on a random object, such as a frisbee or rock…

Rules/How it will work:

  1. No shmeryling someone from the same kvutzah as you or a relative of yours

  2. Once you are shmeryled you have 3 days to shmeryl someone else

  3. Record yourself reading your shmeryl. You can write it on a random item!

  4. Send the recording by text or email to Elana (, 323-605-8485) for it to get posted here on the blog, in the weekly email, and for it to get passed along to the person (via email with you copied on it)