Shinshinim Young Ambassadors Program

The Shinshinim Young Ambassadors Program is a partnership between CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection and the Jewish Agency for Israel. Learn more about the program and the 2018-2019 Shinshinim that are living in Greater Boston and the North Shore!

About the Program

The Shinshinim Young Ambassadors Program brings recent high school graduates from Israel to our communities across Greater Boston and the North Shore. Young, fun, engaging representatives of Israel, the Shinshinim are here to bring Israel into our lives through programs, activities, and lectures to people of all ages — anyone from preschoolers, to Hebrew School and day school students, to adults, and to the elderly. We get a glimpse into what it means to grow up in Israel by learning about youth movements, current events, Israeli music, Hebrew slang, shared society in Haifa, how the Shinshinim’s friends and families celebrate the holidays, and much more.

When they return home to begin service with the Israel Defense Forces, Shinshinim carry a deeper understanding of global Jewish peoplehood and what it means to be part of the Jewish community outside of Israel. Shinshinim (or Shin-Shin in the singular form) is a Hebrew acronym for Shnat Sherut, meaning “year of service.”

Meet the 2018-2019 Shinshinim

Please welcome Adar, Michal, Nitzan, and Sapir, our Shinshinim representatives from Haifa, Israel and beyond! This year they will be volunteering, learning, and teaching with our partner schools and synagogues.

Adar and Nitzan will be in the western suburbs of Boston and Michal and Sapir will be on the North Shore.

Michal and Nitzan are graduates of the Alliance School and Leo Baeck in Haifa. Adar comes from Nahariya, and Sapir from Beit She’an. These four Shinshinim represent the diversity of Israeli society through their backgrounds and interests, also representing a deep love for their country and its people.


1. She has been volunteering for the Israeli Scouts since she was nine
2. She loves cooking, hiking, and traveling the world
3. Her favorite place in Israel is the Negev desert

1. She is passionate about art and loves to be creative
2. She lives in a city but went to school on a kibbutz
3. She was a fashion reporter in a popular teen publication called “Frogi”

1. She loves reading books, watching movies, and watching basketball
2. She runs, dances, and skis
3. Her favorite place in Haifa is the beach

1. He loves basketball and all sports
2. He is an aspiring journalist and moderated a TV show in Israel about current events
3. He is addicted to Apple products and loves technology

Learn more about the Shinshinim: watch their video!

For More Information

For additional information, please contact Sara at or call 617.457.8591.

In Partnership With

Local Program Partners:

The Shinshinim Program relies on strong community partners where the Shinshinim work regularly throughout the year, engaging over 1200 individuals on a weekly basis. The partners for 2018-2019 are:

Epstein Hillel School
Jewish Community Center of the North Shore
North Suburban Jewish Community Center
Kesher Newton
Rashi School
Solomon Schechter Day School
Temple Ahavat Achim, Gloucester
Temple Emanu-el, Marblehead
Temple Isaiah, Lexington
Temple Israel, Natick
Temple Shalom, Medford
Tzofim/Israeli Scouts Boston Chapter