The Macks Center for Jewish Education is proud to oversee Baltimore’s shinshinim hub. The shinshinim are talented high school graduates who come here for a year of service. They volunteer in the community and serve as informal educators at: schools, synagogues, camps, youth movements and Associated funded programs and events. With every interaction and relationship, the shinshinim share their knowledge about Israel, its people and culture. When they return to Israel, they informally become Baltimore’s ambassadors and share their experience of the American Jewish community.
Our six shinshinim are hosted by community members. To learn more about becoming a host family, click here.