The annual young emissary program brings two 18 year olds from the Sovev Kinneret region to Milwaukee to spend a pre-army year doing volunteer service abroad, a “Sh’nat Sherut” organized in cooperation with the Jewish Agency for Israel. The Shin Shinim are involved in a variety of activities, connecting them to area public schools, to American teens, and to Jewish organizations such as synagogue religious schools, Hillel Milwaukee and Camp Interlaken. During the week, they work at the Milwaukee Jewish Day School and Gan Ami Early Childhood Education at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. The Shin Shinim stay with host families during their service year, forming close and often lifelong family friendships. Those interested in hosting Shin Shinim are encouraged to contact P2G staff.
Our new Shin Shinim arrived in Milwaukee on August 28! Mark and Omer come from the Sovev Kinneret (around Lake Kinneret) region. They grew up in different communities – Omer from Givat Avni and Orni from Tiberias. Mark has been studying school physics, computer science and Arabic and likes to play the piano or guitar and enjoys fishing. Omer has been studying physics, math and computer and enjoys hiking, navigation and photography.
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