Israeli Emissaries - Jewish Federation

Infusing Israel into Puget Sound Jewish life

The Jewish Federation sponsors extended visits by young Israeli emissaries who work in synagogues, schools, and camps to bring Israeli life and culture alive for people of all ages. Shinshinim (post-high school) and Summer Shlichim (young adults) infuse Israel into local Jewish life, strengthening Jewish family ties and strengthening the foundation for a secure Jewish future.

The Shinshinim program is a partnership between the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Our 2018-2019 Shinshinim

Get to know Noam Rinat and Zohar Roditi! Noam (pictured right) is engaging with families at Congregation Beth Shalom and Seattle Jewish Community School. Zohar (pictured left) is engaging at Seattle Hebrew Academy and Minyan Ohr Chadash.

Our 2017-2018 Shinshinim

Read Tal Bronstain’s and Lidar Efrati’s thoughts about their experience in Seattle.

Read a Q & A with Tal and Lidar in the February/March 2018 issue of Jewish In Seattle magazine.

Our 2018 Summer Shlichim

Thank you to the three Summer Shlichim—Noy Asis, Shir Kedem, and Taly Pachornik—who brought Israeli culture alive at the Stroum Jewish Community Center day camps this past summer. The 2018 Summer Shlichim program was a partnership between the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and the Stroum Jewish Community Center.

Our Impact


Teen Israel Scholarships awarded in 2018, enabling local youths to go on life-changing trips to Israel.