What are ShinShinim?
BJE is delighted to announce the launch of the ShinShinim program in Sydney. ShinShinim, a Hebrew acronym for Shnat Sherut (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, teach and engage people of all ages and infuse Israeli culture into local events and experiences. Bringing these ShinShinim to Sydney for a year will allow our community to build personal relationships that will bridge the gap between Sydney and Israel.
Meet Yael & Yiftach:
Yael is an 18 year old girl from Kochav Yair and Yiftach is an 18 year old boy from Ganei Hadar. They both come from secular homes and are proficient in English. They have demonstrated strong leadership abilities within their own communities and are excited to bring their knowledge and expertise to Sydney. They will be working integrally on BJE’s Jewish Journey, with the Youth Engagement Team, teaching in a variety of BJE schools, organising experiential activities for students. They will be leaders in Ha’Tzofim, take part in communal events, camps and will join our Year 10 Nesiah Israel Tour, as madrichim.
BJE is seeking expressions of interest from families who are willing to host one of our two ShinShinim for 3-month periods in August 2023 – July 2024. If you are interested in hearing more about this, please register below