WHAT ARE SHINSHINIM?

 

Shinshin (ש”ש) is the Hebrew acronym for Shenat Sherut (שנת שירות), meaning Year of Service. The ShinShinim program is the “year of service program” that offers Israeli high school graduates an opportunity to delay mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces and serve Diaspora communities for up to 10 months. The program allows communities to meet young Israeli ambassadors who perform meaningful service prior to entering the army. 

 

The ShinShinim will share their love and knowledge of Israel through organizations in our community — making Israel accessible, and helping Jews develop a strong, meaningful attachment to Israel through tangible engagement. Together with our community, this is one of the important ways we are bringing Israeli culture, experiences, and connections to Greensboro.

 

Maskit Galach and Noya Shapira
are joining our Greensboro community in August, 2022!

 

We are looking for families to help welcome them to our community. The Shinshinim stay with host families during their service year, forming close and often lifelong family friendships. Families provide a spare bedroom, meals, and a welcoming and inclusive home. To learn about becoming a host family, contact Rabbi Eli Sneiderman or call (336) 852-5433 x244. CLICK HERE FOR FAQ'S

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

 


 

OUR LOCAL PARTNERS


The Shinshinim Program relies on strong community partners. We are proud to work with:

 

THE SHINSHINIM:  ISRAELI CUTURAL AMBASSADORS 

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what will they do?

 

Our Shinshinim will bring their energy, passion, and love of Israel to their work with B'nai Shalom Day School, Temple Emanuel, Beth David Synagogue, PJ Library, and many other Jewish community programs. They will present educational lessons, facilitate arts and crafts and music, and establish personal connections in the community with members of all ages.

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where will they live?

 

Each Shinshin lives with a Greensboro host family for four to six months at a time. They bond quickly and deeply with their American families and the relationships they build are human bridges that will endure for a lifetime.

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how long will they stay?

 

The young ambassadors will arrive in Greensboro in August, 2022. Both ShinShinim will stay with thier host families until they leave in August 2023.

STRENGTHENING OUR  GLOBAL JEWISH STORY

Noya Shapira, Maskit Galach, and B'nai Shalom's Business Director, Dana Ravins meeting up in Israel

Who are our ShinShinim?

 

Greensboro has selected to host two ShinShinim, Maskit Galach and Noya Shapira. They both have extensive volunteering experience and have undergone a competitive process to become a ShinShin.

 

Noya is a leader in the Israeli Scout movement, where she has served as a head counselor and a CIT director. Maskit has worked with an Israeli program for special needs students both as a counselor and with counselor training. Over the course of their year here in Greensboro, they will speak across our community and you'll learn more about each of them. 

WELCOME ISRAEL INTO YOUR HOME

Want to become a host family?

 

Many host families have shared that hosting a ShinShin was the highlight for the family and for their relationship with Israel. They not only feel they have gained a new family member, but also feel they have gained a whole new understanding of what it’s like to be an Israeli. Host families play a vital role in the success of the ShinShinim program. Host parents and siblings provide a great deal of support to ShinShinim and help them transition to living and working in our community.

 

To apply or for more information, contact Rabbi Eli Sneiderman or call (336) 852-5433 x244.

 

 

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