UJA’s Israel Engagement ShinShinim are young Israeli leaders who defer their army service for one year to volunteer in the GTA. Each year, the ShinShinim are hosted by local Toronto families, and engage more than 3000 Jewish community members with cutting edge programs focusing on contemporary Israel. Toronto’s 25 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 ShinShinim informally teach about Israel through creative programs and challenging discussions, bringing an authentic Israel experience to the Toronto Community. UJA Federation of Greater Toronto has the largest delegation of ShinShinim in the world – currently 25.



to the amazing team of



Ido Mordechai Aaron Shrock Ram Izraeli
Noa Gordon Amit Dolev Noam Peretz
Or Kaufman Hillel Ben Tal Ronny Yariv
Yuval Guetta Naama Gefen Roni Bort
Uri Amar Ishay Frenkel Shahar Mayo
Maya Ben-Haim Naayan Lange Roni Alkalay
Batel Mamo Noa Shulman Idan Aharon
Itay Sofan Ilay Shimony  
Gal Greenberg Faran Raz  



Day Schools

Associated Hebrew Schools
Bialik Hebrew Day School
Montessori Jewish Day School
Netivot HaTorah Day School 
Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School
Robbins Hebrew Academy
The Leo Baeck Day School
Toronto Heschel School


Adath Israel Congregation
Beit Rayim Synagogue
Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
Beth David B’Nai Israel Beth Am
Beth Sholom Synagogue
Beth Tikvah Synagogue
Beth Tzedec Congregation
City Shul 
First Narayever Congregation
Holy Blossom Temple
Shaarei Shomayim 
Temple Har Zion
Temple Sinai
Darchei Noam Reconstructionist Synagogue 

Youth Movements & Programs

Bnei Akiva
Canadian Young Judaea
Diller Teen Fellows Program
Downtown Jewish Community School
Habonim Dror
Hashomer Hatzair
Hillel Ontario
Schwartz/Reisman Centre



URJ Camp George
Camp Gesher
​Camp Kadimah
Camp Moshava
Camp Northland B'nai Brith
Camp Ramah
Camp Shalom
Camp Shomria
Camp Solelim