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In observance of Yom Kippur, we will be closed on Monday, September 28 and will re-open at 6am on Tuesday, September 29.

Shlichim + Shinshinim


Israel comes to life in your own backyard! Shinshinim are Israeli emissaries who spend the year as part of RCFI with the goal of bringing Israel and Israeli culture to Long Island and Queens. Over 30 day schools, synagogues, and JCC’s have elected to bring our Shinshinim to their community in order to provide informal programming to build Jewish identity and educate about the Jewish homeland. To learn how you can get your community involved, contact Gili Dvash, 516.484.1545 ext. 115, gdvash@sjjcc.org.


“Coming to the United States and being at the JCC has exposed me to all different types of people and how they connect with Israel. By being here, I bring Israel to the community. Now, when they visit Israel, they will always have a friendly face to visit.”  – Tomer K., former Shinshinim

Gili Dvash

Director of Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel

(516) 484-1545 x115

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