Shinshinim

2022-23 Shinshinim Will Bring Diverse Strengths to Serve Pittsburgh

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

In August 2022 four shinshinim will arrive in Pittsburgh to connect Pittsburghers will Israel.

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Our First “Peak Week” – Shinshinim

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

Read about the Shinshinim’s first “Peak Week” doing activities together with students from Pre-K to Eighth grade where everyone learns about a special subject.

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Week Summary – Tamar The Shinshinit

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

This past week has been like a roller coaster for me. On Saturday, I and lots of Pittsburgh teenagers went to the anniversary Havdalah in Beit Shalom synagogue commemorating the October 27, 2018 attack. At the Havdalah, I had the opportunity to meet teenagers who, over the last three months, I got to know from […]

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October 27th Commemoration Held in Pittsburgh Sister City, Karmiel

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

Yedid Nefesh synagogue in Karmiel, Israel held a memorial event marking one year since the attack on the three congregations housed in the Tree of Life building.

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Yom Ha’atzamut with the Shinshinim!

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

What a Yom Ha’azmaut! Today we celebrated the Israeli independence day! We started our day at Community Day School (CDS) singing and dancing with Israeli songs outside. Following the dancing, all of the school went inside to see the amazing Carnival that we’ve made for this special day! There was Israeli dancing, Israeli trivia, Israeli games […]

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Shinshinim Update

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

Oneg Shabbat, Tikkun Olam, Diller Teen Fellows and Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebrations Wow, what a couple of special weeks we’ve had!  Starting with a trivia game for the Oneg Shabbat at the Jewish Federation (a meeting held about the Jewish programming around the community) on a Friday afternoon that sent us to Shabbat with a smile, and […]

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Pre-Independence Day Celebration at Beth El Congregation with the Shinshinim

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

Shinshinim Raz and Hadar celebrated Israel’s Independence a little early at Bel El Congregation yesterday. They played games and taught the children facts about Israel.

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The Shinshinim visit D.C. for the Israeli Elections

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

This weekend, we traveled to Washington D.C., and voted in the Israeli elections for the first time (and what a special first time it is to vote from across the sea)! It was a great experience. If you have any questions about the elections, write to us!  נשלחנו, הצבענו, השפענו! Raz – RLevin@jfedpgh.orgHadar – HMaravent@jfedpgh.org […]

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The Shinshinim Celebrate Purim!

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

Purim in Pittsburgh! We had the best time dressing up with Pittsburgh community that definitely knows how to celebrate Purim! We took part with Community Day School’s and Beth Shalom Carnival. We played games, we did some art and craft and had a really good time. As always, it was fun to see you all!! […]

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Tu B’Shvat and Exploring the Connection Between Hebrew, Judaism, and Israel with the Shinshinim

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

Wow, what a month! First of all, we celebrated Tu B׳shvat, the birthday of the trees. We did activities about the importance of trees in our lives, what can we learn from the tree and why do we need them so much. Moreover, we talked about “kakal” and JNF that have planted and still are […]

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The Shinshinim Host a Trivia Game at J-Fest

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

Raz and Levin joined the community at J-Fest, where they hosted an Israel trivia game on Darlington Ave. alongside the Squirrel Hill JCC. J-Fest is a for teens, by teens program. This is the second year of this free street festival. The teens participated in these activities: – Steelers on the BIG SCREEN watch party […]

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Israel Lesson at Adat Shalom

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

  The Shinshinim visited Adat Shalom to educate 17 teacher assistants direct methods on how to educate the younger students about Israel.    

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Two Israeli High School Grads Volunteer at Jewish Institutions in Pittsburgh through the Jewish Federation's Shinshinim Program

Sunday, May 26 @ 5:53 PM EDT

Through the generous support of a local, private family foundation and in partnership with the Jewish Agency of Israel (JAFI), the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will be bringing two 18-year-old Israelis to Pittsburgh for a year of service beginning August 2018.  The “Shinshinim” program (derived from “shnat sherut” in Hebrew that translates to “a […]

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