Shin Shinim


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 CenterThe 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.

2017 – 2018 Shin Shinim: Omri Bitan and Amit Glass

Our new Shin Shinim arrived in Milwaukee in August 2018! Omri and Amit have grown up in different communities – Omri from a community village named Lehavim in the southern part of Israel and Amit from a moshav called Kidmat Tzvi which is in the Golan Heights. Omri is studying physics, biology and agriculture and enjoys exploring the Negev with friends on his ATV. Amit is studying biology and theater and enjoys traveling, drawing and hanging out with her family and friends. We are excited to have Omri and Amit join our Milwaukee Jewish community!

View a video of Shin Shinim through the years:

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Check out photos from past Shin Shinim:

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