Shaliach means “messenger” or “emissary” in Hebrew; the plural of the word is shlichim.
The Jewish Agency’s shlichim are dedicated to the Jewish People, Jewish heritage, and to Israel. They are hand-picked from various streams of Israeli society, and different professional and academic backgrounds.
The shlichim get communities actively involved in securing a vital Jewish future by creating programming tailor-made for specific communities’ needs - designed to increase Jewish awareness, knowledge, and pride; to bridge the gap between Jews of different backgrounds and Israel; and to promote an understanding of Israel and its ideals.
Shlichim (Israeli Emissaries)
Service Year Shlichim
The goal of the Service Year Program (formerly Shin-shinim) is to place high school graduates from Israel in Jewish communities abroad for a one-year program of volunteer activity (Shnat Sheirut).
Community Shlichim are guided by local leadership to engage all age groups within their host communities in a range of Jewish and Israel activities.
Summer Camp Shlichim
The Summer Shlichim Program offers a one-on-one opportunity for your campers to engage with Israel.
The goal of these shlichim is to link the next generation of the host community to their global Jewish family by connecting them to Israel.
The Jewish Agency Israel Fellows to Hillel
Campus Israel Fellows serve as peer ambassadors on campuses and in the local community.
Youth Movement Shlichim
Youth Movement Shlichim works with different communities and within youth movements in a particular geographical region.
The Zionist Seminars Program creates tailor-made informal education programs designed to increase Jewish awareness, and to promote an understanding of Israel and its ideals.