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 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 26. 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 ShinShinim informally teach about Israel through creative programs and challenging discussions, bringing an authentic Israel experience to the Toronto Community.

Holy Blossom Temple is proud to host two ShinShinim this year, learn more about their experiences at Holy Blossom by reading their Dvar Israel here!

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February 28, 2020 - Birkot hashachar at Holy Blossom Sunday School

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February 28, 2020 - Welcoming our new Shinshinim!

We are pleased to announce our new Shinshinim for our upcoming school year (2020-2021)! Read more »

September 9, 2019 - ShinShinim 2019-20 Dvar Israel

Holy Blossom Temple is proud to host two ShinShinim this year, learn more about their experiences at Holy Blossom by reading their Dvar Israel Read more »

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