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Be a Host Family

Open your heart and your home to host a ShinShin from our Israel Central Galilee Partnership Region. You’ll gain an incredible role model for your children, expand your family and have the experience of a lifetime!!   

Below are some guidelines about hosting for you to review and consider; as well as the Host Family Application. Once complete and submitted, we will call to meet and further discuss the program and the role of the host family. 

Questions? Call or email Dona Stillman at stillman@jfmd.org,  248-833-2527. 

Meet Our 2021 ShinShinim

Yuval

General Host Family Guidelines

1. The Shinshinim will be placed in warm, loving, Jewish homes of all types. 

2. Family members should have time to dedicate to spending with the Shinshin. Regular family meals and activities are very important. 

3. Consider your family’s schedule and when you are available to include the Shinshin as part of your family. The Shinshin will be VERY busy and involved in the community but the host family experience is also a VERY important component of the mission of the program. 

The Shinshin will have a day off every week to spend with the family and will generally be home/available during the evenings at dinner time. 

4. The Shinshin MUST have a dedicated bedroom that is not used for other family needs (the family computer, the family TV, tutoring, etc.) During their stay in your home, It is preferred that the bedroom be a guest room or other unoccupied space so that he or she is not displacing a member of the family. Additional private space, such as a bathroom or living area is a plus, but not required. 

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