New York, 1970s: In response to the high crime rates and violence against the Jewish Community, the first Shomrim patrols were founded in New York City. Since then, Jewish communities around the world have followed suit, establishing their own local Shomrim patrols, to protect, educate, and build connections with the government.
London, 2008: Shomrim Stamford Hill was founded by members of the North London Orthodox Jewish Community, led by Rabbi Herschel Gluck. Bringing with him a lifetime commitment to inter-communal understanding and work countering hate crimes in the UK, London Shomrim has grown into an internationally acclaimed leader in crime prevention, public safety and community awareness.
Shomrim’s quick response times, expertise in working with local people, and dedication to making the entire area safer have helped overcome scepticism and win the trust and respect of politicians, the police, and the community at large.