ShinShinim Young Ambassadors Program

The JCRC of Southern NJ is fortunate to partner with the Jewish Agency for Israel to bring ShinShinim to our community. The ShinShinim are Israeli high-school graduates who choose to defer their military service for a year of service abroad for August 2022-August 2023. They are carefully selected, recruited, trained, and sent to Jewish communities around the world to share Israel to diaspora communities.

These young Israeli ambassadors, Ella, and Lia will be coming to our community to share their love and knowledge of Israel through various organizations in our community, synagogues, schools, and other local Jewish organizations. Together with our community, this is one of the important ways we are bringing Israeli culture, experiences, and connections to Southern New Jersey.

One of the main objectives of bringing ShinShinim to our community is to encourage Israel engagement through educational programming, through formal and informal social interactions, and by building relationships with community members. Ella and Lia will serve as Israeli cultural ambassadors throughout the community, building bridges between Israeli youth and Jewish communities, creating an educational dialogue between the two, strengthening our Jewish family ties, and building the foundation for a secure Jewish future.

If your synagogue, day school, or organization is interested in being part of this community-wide initiative, please fill out this form, to let us know the best dates, times, and program interests for your group.

Any questions, please reach out to JCRC Associate Director, Sabrina Spector at or 856-751-9500 x1108 or JCRC Israel and Holocaust Education Fellow, Aaron Sauer at or 856-751-9500 x1404.


     "Hi I'm Ella. Here's a bit about me!"                       "Hi I'm Lia. Here's a bit about me!"