UJA ShinShinim are young Israeli leaders who have just finished high school and who come to the GTA for one year to volunteer in our community. They are hosted by local Toronto families and engage more than 12,000 Jewish community members each year with cutting-edge programs focusing on contemporary Israel.
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto has 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. The UJA ShinShinim lead thousands of experiential education programs each year that focus on contemporary Israel and bring an authentic Israel experience to the Toronto community.