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 24 ShinShinim are active in over 35 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 24.

For the FIRST TIME EVER we are opening up the opportunity to the entire community to host a ShinShin  

Noa Amir Shir Biran Yuval Levy
Paz Assulin Gal Davidi Yuval Mey Tal
Yuval Aviram Yahav Gal Yuval Mor
Bar Avitan Michael Haimov Gil Peled
Lee Balzar Dan Helft Aviv Shabo
Roni Barouch Ofir Ken-Lil Ayellet Shalit
Noga Ben Zvi Itamar Kristovsky Bitya Shemla
Amir Bernbach Ori Laslo Osher Tachan
  • Welcome Event

  • UJA Campaign 2016 Launch


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

Youth Movements & Programs

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



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