At Temple Sinai we have taken the initiative of participating in the Young Israeli Emissary Program, a program that strives to bring Israel into our homes, into Temple and the wider Toronto community. By hosting and housing young Israeli adults in a gap year (post high school and pre-military service), our entire Temple population, tots to seniors, experiences Israel through the perspectives and teachings of committed teenage Israelis.
Take the opportunity to experience Israel through the hearts, eyes and words of our ShinShinim and to connect and engage with these young adults, who will soon be in military garb, ensuring a safe and secure Israel for all of us.
Funding for our Young Israeli Emissary Program has been made possible from donations to the Israel Special Projects Fund.
Asaf Cohen is 17 years old and is from the agricultural community of Givat Ada in which his family has lived for four generations. His majors in school are physics and theatre. He loves graphic design and enjoys reading English books.
He feels a deep sense of responsibility to serve their country as a part of their Shnat Sherut and to connect with and learn about Jews in the diaspora.
Seventeen-year-old Rotem Sahar is from Kfar Saba. In school, she majors in physics and medical studies and plans to be a doctor. She has volunteered for Magen David Adom for three years. She enjoys singing and playing the guitar and drums and has a popular fashion blog.
HOST A SHINSHIN IN YOUR HOME
Bring a young Israeli emissary into your home and into your hearts and help us strengthen our community!
For more information, please contact BobbieLynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.487.3281.
Linda & Jeffery Farbstein
We were inspired to be part of the ShinShinim program because of our desire to expose our children to Israeli culture while expanding their knowledge. The world is so diverse, and through hosting several ShinShinim over the years, our children became more educated about the complexities and nuances of a different culture. The added bonus is that we made great memories and forged lasting relationships!