On behalf of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), we are excited to share that we are once again welcoming Shinshinim to our community. We hope that you will find their time here to be educational, engaging, and that it will strengthen your personal connection to Israel.

We are thrilled to present our Shinshinim for the 2023-2024 year!

Amit Levi

Shahar Buchnik

What is a Shinshin? 

A Shinshin (ש”ש), or Shinshinim in plural, is an acronym for Shnat Sherut (שירות שנת), or year of service in Hebrew. The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)’s Shinshinim program consists of high-school graduates who choose to defer their time in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to serve in a Jewish community in Israel or abroad. The Shinshinim bring Israel to life through educational activities and discussions around Jewish and Israeli culture, holidays, Hebrew language and more. During their time in the program, they will be educating, connecting and experiencing Jewish life in South Palm Beach County.

We are thrilled to share with you that Amit & Shahar will be working at various synagogues throughout our South Palm Beach County community, in addition to the numerous agencies found on the Federation campus.

We encourage you to get to know them! Feel free to invite them to share a meal at your home or a Shabbat at your synagogue. To connect with Amit or Shahar, please contact Alysha Goldstein Erez at alyshae@bocafed.org.

We look forward to sharing with you all the enriching experiences that they will bring to and be involved with in our community! Please join us in wishing Amit & Shahar a B’hatzlacha (best wishes) to a wonderful year!