Partner Programs for Teens
As a part of Shalom Austin’s Israel initiative, ShinShinim, young emissaries from Israel through the Jewish Agency, have the opportunity to come to Austin. ShinShinim creatively bring Israel to the community through providing programming that involve people of all ages to create a meaningful relationship and connection with them. They will grow as individuals as well as impart such knowledge, stewardship and excitement about bringing Israel to our community.
Click here to read more about the 2023 ShinShinim.
Austin welcomes Tzofim, the Israeli Scouts. Led by a group of passionate Israeli Austinites, their mission is to foster a deep connection to Israeli heritage among young adults and cultivate a sense of belonging within the local Jewish community.
The Tzofim organization in North America was founded in 1995 and serves as a link between the Tzofim movement in Israel and Jewish communities across North America. Their aim is to strengthen the bonds between Israel and North American Jewry, showcase the beauty of Israel, promote unity and respect among diverse faiths, and forge lasting friendships between Israeli and American youth. With over 20 Tzofim chapters throughout North America, impacting more than 4,500 children, their influence continues to grow.
Click here to read more about the 2023 Tzofim in Austin.