UJA’s Israel Engagement ShinShinim are young Israeli leaders who have just finished high school and come to the GTA for one year to volunteer in our community. Each year, the UJA ShinShinim are hosted by local Toronto families, and engage more than 3,000 Jewish community members with cutting edge programs focusing on contemporary Israel.
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto has the largest delegation of ShinShinim in the world – currently 22. Toronto’s ShinShinim are active in over 40 day schools, synagogues, supplementary schools, youth movements, community programs, and summer camps across Toronto, with increasing demand each and every year. The UJA ShinShinim informally teach about Israel through creative programs and challenging discussions, bringing an authentic Israel experience to the Toronto Community.
Families open their home, lives and hearts to an amazing experience.
Having a UJA ShinShin in your home not only helps to connect your family but also build connections within your community and beyond.
Families develop lifelong relationships with Israel & Israelis.
A family with a love for hosting, a welcoming home and a want and desire to include a UJA ShinShin in the family’s life and activities.
Families with a home that has a private room for the UJA ShinShin.