UJA’s Israel Engagement ShinShinim are young Israeli leaders who have just finished high school and come to the GTA for one year to volunteer in our community. Each year, the UJA ShinShinim are hosted by local Toronto families, and engage more than 3,000 Jewish community members with cutting edge programs focusing on contemporary Israel.are young Israeli leaders who have just finished high school and come to the GTA to volunteer in our community for one year. The UJA ShinShinim are hosted by local Toronto families and engage more than 3,000 Jewish community members through cutting-edge programs focusing on contemporary Israel.
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto has one of the largest delegations of ShinShinim in the world. The program—a collaboration with the Jewish Agency for Israel—is active in over 40 day schools, synagogues, supplementary schools, youth movements, community programs, and summer camps. UJA’s ShinShinim lead thousands of experiential education programs each year that focus on contemporary Israel and bring an authentic Israel experience to the Toronto community.