Shinshinim Young Ambassadors Program

The Shinshinim Young Ambassadors Program brings recent high school graduates from Israel to volunteer in Greater Boston. During their year of service, these Young Ambassadors live with families and bring Israel engagement to day schools and synagogues. When they return to Israel to begin their military service, they will carry a deeper understanding of our community with them. Shinshinim (or Shin-Shin in the singular form) is a Hebrew acronym for Shnat Sherut, meaning, "year of service."

Our Partners

The Shinshinim Young Ambassadors program is made possible through the partnership of CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection (BHC), The Jewish Agency for Israel, synagogues, and Jewish day schools, especially Temple Israel of Natick, Temple Isaiah, The Rashi School, and Epstein Hillel Academy. This program builds on other BHC projects that foster person-to-person relationships with Israel, including the School-to-School exchange program and the Hatikvah Officers Mission.

Meet the 2017-2018 Shinshinim

Please welcome Bar and Shira, our Shinshinim representatives from Haifa, Israel! They will be volunteering, learning, and teaching with our partner schools and synagogues — together at The Rashi School and Epstein Hillel Academy, and separately with Bar at Temple Israel of Natick and Shira at Temple Isaiah of Lexington. They'll also visit several other towns as well as public and independent schools to share their expertise about Israel and gain a deeper understanding of the Greater Boston community.

Bar and Shira graduated from Leo Baeck and Ironi Hey high schools in Haifa. Both have spent many years volunteering with the Israeli Scouts and have a deep love for their country and its people. They look forward to getting to know you and sharing their personal experiences of Israel!

Learn more about Bar and Shira: watch their video!

For More Information

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

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