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 in August 2018! May and Yogev have grown up in different communities – May from Tiberias and Yogev from a moshav called Moshav Arbel. May is studying psychology and sociology and loves hip hop dancing. Yogev is studying cinema and theater and enjoys traveling, photography and writing stories. We are excited to have May and Yogev join our Milwaukee Jewish community!