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Lian (left) and Nir (right)

Our amazing 2018-2019 ShinShinim, Nir and Lian (click their names to view their awesome introduction video!). Be sure to join us for Shabbat morning, or look into their upcoming programming in our Narayever Newsletter and Narayever Net, so that you can spend time and get to know them better. 

                                     dIvrei israel & songs

Want to remind yourself what they spoke about last Shabbat? Couldn't quite hear some parts? You're in luck! You can now access all of our ShinShinim's Divrei Yisrael (speech about Israel) that they deliver each Shabbat. If you missed a small detail, or can't quite remember what Nir and Lian talked about but want to know more, you can double check! Each week, their speech will be uploaded to the website after Shabbat.  

Click on the date to download & read that week's Dvar:

Nir & Lian: September 15, 2018
Nir & Lian: September 22, 2018
Nir & Lian: September 29, 2018
Lian: October 13, 2018
Nir: October 20, 2018
Nir & Lian: October 27, 2018 
Lian: November 3, 2018
Nir: November 17, 2018
Lian: November 24, 2018
Nir & Lian: December 1, 2018
Nir: December 8, 2018
Nir & Lian: December 15, 2018
Lian: January 12, 2019
Nir: January 19, 2019
Nir & Lian: January 26, 2019
Nir: February 2, 2019





The Narayever participates in the UJA Federation's ShinShinim Program, bringing teen Israeli emissaries to enrich our downtown Jewish community. The Narayever shares our ShinShinim with 3 other downtown institutions: Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School, the Downtown Jewish Community School, and Habonim Dror-Camp Gesher. 

Pictured right: The 2017-2018 ShinShinim Komuna (cohort), freshly landed at Pearson International Airport on Sunday August 20, 2017.

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Two bright, talented, enthusiastic ShinShinim join our community for one school year, making bonds and connections that last for life. This fulfills their "year of service" abroad before joining the Israeli army. Our ShinShinim contribute in innumerable ways to our vibrant shul life. Some of these ways include: facilitating meaningful programming for our community, producing moving, interesting community commemorative events, participating in our Bat/Bar Mitzvah class, building lasting friendships with our teens in the Chalutzim program, creating connections on an individual basis, and ultimately, engaging congregants of all ages with Israel. Our objectives for this program are:

  1. To engage young people in synagogue life
  2. To reduce the gap between Diaspora and Israeli culture, society, and Jewry by nurturing a real personal connection between young Israelis and Canadian Jews
  3. To teach about Israel as an integrated and crucial piece of our Jewish identity
  4. To provide Canadian Jews and in particular our youth a more complete understanding of the complexity which is Israel 
  5. To personalize Israel so that Jewish Canadians and in particular our youth develop an authentic relationship with Israel, which will then allow them to be motivated to be involved as proud advocates and defenders of Israel
  6. To share with the shinshinim what is unique about Toronto Judaism, and Toronto’s Jewish community, so that they are more informed leaders in Israel, specifically in the realm of Jewish expression and Jewish pluralism. 
Wed, June 19 2019 16 Sivan 5779