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Hosting Opportunities


Due to the ever-growing needs within our community, RCFI has expanded from five Shinshinim to eight for the 2018-19 year! We continue to look for host families and couples to open their hearts and homes to these young Israelis committed to strengthening the connection between Israel and our community. The primary hosting obligation includes providing a separate bedroom and food over a 3-4 month period. RCFI provides insured cars, medical insurance, a clothing stipend, and other financial support to the Shinshinim.

Hosting a Shinshinim is a unique and meaningful way for you to engage your family with Israel and receive an intimate glimpse of a fascinating culture while forming a lasting connection with these dynamic young Israelis.

Interested in learning more about hosting? Contact Lori Kantorowitz, 516.484.1545 ext. 230, lkantorowitz@sjjcc.org for more information or download our application!

“Tomer moved into our house in April and my children were thrilled to welcome him, having already befriended him through his work with Midway Jewish Center Hebrew High School. It was a pleasure to see the warmth among the three teens in our home. We will miss Tomer when he returns to Israel; however we look forward to continuing our family’s friendship with him. We are also looking forward to our next hosting experience!”- Lorraine L.

Lori Kantorowitz

Operations Coordinator

(516) 484-1545 x230

Helping SJJCC members celebrate their connection to Israel through innovative and creative programming is Lori Kantorowitz, the Operations Coordinator for the Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel. Before coming to…

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