Danielle Levy and Shay Friedwald will arrive in Tucson in early August as Tucson’s shinshinim (Israeli teen ambassadors) for the coming year. These 18 year-olds are emissaries through the Jewish Agency for Israel, sponsored by the Weintraub Israel Center. They will work with day schools, congregations, and Jewish organizations through August 2020.
Local Jewish families can be an important part in sharing this experience. The teens need host families for three-month segments during their stay: August to November, December-February, and March to May. A family will host only one shin-shin. Hosts provide a room and board for one teen. Each will have their own car, so transportation is not required from hosts. For more information or to volunteer, contact Adi Olshansky at [email protected] or call WIC at 647-8446.