The Macks Center for Jewish Education is proud to oversees the Baltimore’s shinshinim hub. A shinshin is an 18-year-old Israeli emissary sent by the Israeli government and the Jewish Agency for Israel to communities abroad to do a shnat sherut - a year of service. The goal of the program is to educate people of all ages about Israel and Israeli culture. Through the program, the shinshinim teach members of our community to see Israel as an integral and crucial piece of their Jewish identity. They create informal programming to generate a more complex understanding of and pride in Israel and to infuse ruach Yisraelit (Israeli spirit) among the people with whom they work.
Our eight shinshinim are hosted by community members. To learn more about becoming a host family click here.