We are looking for summer homes for our Israeli Emissaries!
Don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity to host a shlicha (Israeli Emissary) this summer. Once again we are bringing three extraordinary people from Israel to work at SJCC Summer Camp. But they are much more than just camp counselors, they are emissaries from the Jewish Agency For Israel, and they want to get to know the Seattle community outside of camp as well. That is where you can help out. We are looking for families to welcome our shlichim into their homes for a period of 2-10 weeks long. Many families who have participated in housing past shlichim have had amazing experiences, and still keep in touch with their house guests, and have even visited them after the summer ends. This is your opportunity to practice the value of Hachnassat Orchim (hospitality) and have an emissary of Israel, and good will, stay with your family this summer.
Funding for this program was made possible, in part, by a sponsorship from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.
Meet our Shlichim:
Born in Migdal HaEmek (in the North of Israel), Michal went to school on Kibbutz Yifat, where she studied broadcasting and dance. After high school Michal joined the Israeli army, where she worked with economically disadvantaged children in an elementary school and after-school facility. Michal is interested in a career as an occupational therapist and dance instructor.
Michal is looking forward to sharing her passion for dancing with SJCC campers and meeting lots of new people in Seattle this summer. After camp Michal plans on traveling around the US, South America, and checking out Burning Man.
Born and raised in Rosh HaAyin (next door to Tel Aviv), Ella studied biology and sociology. Ella enjoys spending her free time in Tel Aviv, going to cafes and hanging with family and friends on the beach. After high school Ella worked as a non-commissioned officer in the information security department of the Israeli army (Israeli Defense Forces). She is currently a soldier, who is stationed in Safed, and will return to her base after camp. Ella was chosen by the IDF to be an emissary to American camps, and we are so lucky to be the camp that gets her!
Ella can’t wait to meet the campers, staff, and host-families, and hopes to make new lifelong friends in Seattle.
Born and raised in Beer Sheva (in the south of Israel), Michal studied chemistry, psychology, and sociology in high school. Michal loves to perform, and she has acted in a number of theater productions. Michal dreams of becoming a movie star, but she is also a realist, so she is applying to become a speech therapist in case things don’t work out in Hollywood. During her time in the army, Michal was a Basic Training Commander.
Michal is most excited to share her spirit, values, and love of Israel with SJCC campers. After camp, Michal plans on checking out Burning Man with Michal T, and visiting Miami and Cuba.
If you are interested in hosting a shlicha, please email Camp Director Josh Niehaus.