My name is Hilli Lam, and I’m the new Shinshinit of Sinai Temple Religious School.
More than a year ago, I applied to the Shinshinim program of the Jewish Agency.
On the March 1st, 2019 (24 Adar I, 5779), I was finally and officially accepted to the program. It was an exciting moment because it was like a dream come true for me.
Being a part of this program means that I get to be a part of something bigger than myself. It is a way to connect Jews in Los Angeles to Israel and a way for me to connect to Judaism as a Jew myself.
I’m very exciting for the coming year. I am especially looking forward to the Havdallah Sleepover, STARS Shabbat mornings and celebrating Yom Ha’Atzmaut!