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ShinShinim (Service-Year Shlichim)

Israel's young ambassadors to Jewish communities

Service Year Israeli emissaries, better known as ShinShinim, are Israeli high school graduates serving Jewish communities around the world prior to their mandatory Israeli army service.

The ShinShinim program is the “year of service program” that offers Israeli high school graduates an opportunity to delay mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces and serve Diaspora communities for up to 10 months. The program allows communities to meet young Israeli ambassadors who perform meaningful service prior to entering the army. A growing program, the number of ShinShinim in Jewish communities more than quadrupled over the last decade.