We are so excited and are honored to announce that Scarsdale Synagogue's Religious School has been chosen to benefit from inclusion of Israeli "Shinshinim" this fall!
Our shinshin will be joining us every Sunday during Religious School and every Wednesday during our Team Tikkun session for the whole year!!
Who are the Shinshinim?
A "Shinshin" is an 18 year old Israeli Emissary sent by the Israeli Government and the Jewish Agency for Israel to communities abroad and with the goal of educating people of all ages about Israel and Israeli culture. These bright and talented young adults have made the difficult decision to postpone their army service to participate in this rewarding program.
The Westchester community shinshinim have been selected from over a pool of 400 applicants. In addition to the training they receive to participate in this program they come to our community with a long list of impressive experiences and skills. Our Shinshinim are leaders in their home communities, excel academically and artistically and are fluent in English.
Watch the video to see how awesome the shinshinim are!
What will the Shinshinim be doing?
Our Shinshinim will provide informal programming to build Jewish identity and educate children, teens and adults about our Jewish homeland. The shinshinim will work with participating synagogues, Jewish day schools, youth movements and supplementary schools to teach about Israel and Israeli culture and Jewish celebrations. Additionally, they will work with the program coordinator, our Westchester Shlicha, to create community-wide programs about Israel.
Shinshinim will have very busy days in our community as they become a living bridge between the community and Israel. They will help with synagogue youth groups, teen groups, and will impact virtually every part of the synagogue congregational life.
"Education is that which remains, when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
- Albert Einstein
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