Many of our past host families have shared that hosting a ShinShin was the highlight for the family and for their relationship with Israel. They not only feel they have gained a new family member, but also feel they have gained a whole new understanding of what it’s like to be an Israeli. Host families play a vital role in the success of the Shinshinim program. Host parents and siblings provide a great deal of support to Shinshinim and help them transition to living and working in our community.