The Federation was delighted to have welcomed our first cohort of ShinShinim to Rochester in August of 2019. ShinShinim (a Hebrew acronym for Shnat Sherut or "year of service") are the best and brightest of Israel's recent high school graduates who defer army service for one year to become Israel emissaries in Jewish communities around the world. They volunteer, engage people of all ages with Israel and bring Israeli culture to life.
Our ShinShinim serve as a living bridge between the Rochester community and Israel. They bring their energy, love of Israel and fresh views to our synagogues, religious schools, preschools and Jewish Community Center through educational lessons, presentations, arts and crafts, music and personal connections with community members of all ages.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Michal Spivak by email or telephone at (585)241-8611.