Our Shinshinim

WELCOME TO OUR NEW SHINSHINIM: NAAMA GEFFEN AND HILLEL BEN TAL

Shinshinim” is an acronym for “Shnat Sherut” - year of service. This word describes a program developed by the Jewish Agency for Israel and supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto. Israeli high school graduates are carefully selected to volunteer for a year abroad. This is the third year that Shaarei Shomayim has partnered with Netivot HaTorah Day School and Bnei Akiva to welcome the Shinshinim. Our Shinshinim bring a modern, religious sense of Israel and Israeli culture to our community. 

Hillel Ben Tal is the second oldest of four children, and lives in Kibbutz Masuot Yitzchak near Ashkelon. Hillel majored in Talmud and Physics in high school, and was a Madrich in B’nei Akiva for 2 years. 

Naama Geffen is the second oldest of four children, and lives in Kedumim in the Shomron. Naama majored in Theatre in high school, and was a Madricha in B’nei Akiva for 2 years. 

Please click here to watch a video that Naama and Hilllel prepared for our shul.