We love having Shinshinim at our shul.

We love making a difference in people's lives.


The Shinshinim are back at A-HA!

What are Shinshinim?

Over the last 14 years, 200 young and spirited Israelis – the cream of the crop of high school graduates – have been hand-picked to dedicate a year of “global community service” after high school to bridge the gap between Israel and the Toronto Diaspora. Embedded into our homes, day schools, synagogues, and summer camps, these emissaries have transformed our community’s relationship with Israel.

Who are Adath’s Shinshinim?

Let’s meet our 2022-23 Shinshinim – Rom Banay and Ya’ara Gafni.

“Hi everyone! My name is Rom Banay and I live in Even Yehuda. I love to go on trips and hike with my friends as well as go to the movies! I am really excited to get to know all of you. Counting the days for the flight and can’t wait to be a part of the community and learn more! Wish you a wonderful summer and so excited to see you soon🙏🏼“

“Hello! My name is Ya’ara Gafni and I am from Peth Tikva. I love dance and theatre and during the last three years, I’ve been a youth leader in the Israeli scouts.  I am very happy and excited to meet you all and looking forward to becoming part of your community”❤ .

Please join us in welcoming Rom and Ya’ara to our community.  Watch their YouTube video below. 

We are looking for host families for the school year

We are looking for families to host our Shinshinim in their homes for ~3 months at a time between August 2022 and June 2023.

As previous host families will tell you, this is a really special way for you and your family to connect to Israel by caring for and learning from a young Israeli. The bonds created with these exceptional kids continue to impact the lives of the families who take them into their homes for years to come.

For more information about this enriching and meaningful opportunity, please contact Anna Gindin at anna@adathisrael.com

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