We love having Shinshinim at our shul.

We love making a difference in people's lives.


We are thrilled to introduce Noga Uchovsky and Ron Baskind, our ShinShinim (young emissaries from Israel) for 2019/20

Noga was born in an air force base where her father served as a Squadron Commander. At the age of six, her father was chosen to be Israel’s military attaché, and the family moved to Turkey for three years. Currently Noga lives in Emek Hefer, in “Gan Yoshia” with her parents and two brothers. Noga loves spending time with her family and friends, travel, going to the beach, working out, reading, watching movies, drawing and cooking.

Ron lived in Lehavim until he was 8 years old, he then moved to Midreshet Ben Gurion and loves the Midresha, the community, the beautiful desert views and atmosphere. He currently resides there with his parents, brother and sister. Ron is part of a professional rock climbing team in Israel and is very musical; playing the guitar, piano, drums, harmonica, and ukulele. Ron is a vegetarian and loves pets.

Click HERE for a letter from Noga and Ron in Israel

Host Families Wanted!

We are looking for families to host Ron and Noga in their homes for five months at a time between August 2020 and June 2021.

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 of hosting ShinShinim in your home, please contact Iris Cohn at icohn2@gmail.com.


You provide the dinner. We provide the ShinShin – Noa and Nitai – for an evening of Israel conversations. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your extended family to get to know one of our ShinShinim. Establish a personal connection to Israel through the relationship you will develop with these young Israelis.

To book a date or if you have any questions, contact Iris Cohn, Adath Israel’s ShinShinim Lay Leader, at icohn2@gmail.com.


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