Rabbi Binyamin Y. Marwick has been the Rav of Congregation Shomrei Emunah since 2009.
Rabbi Marwick grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and graduated from the Hebrew Academy of Greater Washington. He received his semicha from Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, where he learned for nine years. He also studied in Eretz Yisrael at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and the Chevron Yeshiva (Givat Mordechai).
In addition to his rabbinical degrees and training, Rabbi Marwick earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He later earned a Masters of Science degree in Education and a Certificate in School Administration from Johns Hopkins University.
While learning at Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, Rabbi Marwick trained with Baltimore’s Beis Din L’Inyonei Ishus, concentrating on Hilchos Gittin. He studied Hilchos Nidda with Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer and Hilchos Kashrus through the Star-K. He also worked as a rabbinic intern for Rabbi Moshe Hauer at Congregation B’nai Jacob-Shaarei Zion.
An active teacher of Torah, Rabbi Marwick delivers multiple shiurim each week on a wide range of topics to a broad audience. Current topics include Contemporary Halachic Issues, Semichas Chaver Program (Hilchos Nidda), Gemara, Tehillim, a “Mishna Club” for middle-school boys and “Parsha Discussion” for high school boys. In addition, he provides leadership and pastoral guidance for our congregants.
Rabbi Marwick is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America and the Vaad HaRabbonim of Baltimore. He is also active in the broader Jewish community by serving on the Vaad haChinuch of Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim (Talmudical Academy of Baltimore), and as the Posek of Ohr Chadash Academy. In addition, he was reappointed by Governor Larry Hogan in 2019 to a second 6-year term on the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights.
Prior to assuming his position at Shomrei, Rabbi Marwick served for three years as Director of the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Johns Hopkins University. Working for the Orthodox Union and Hillel, he served as the rabbi for the Orthodox students, faculty, and staff at the University’s Homewood Campus.
Rabbi Marwick and his wife, Rebbetzin Dr. Miriam Marwick, have six children.