President Herzog Honors Yemin Orde Graduates Last week, Israeli President Isaac Herzog hosted an Independence Day ceremony to award the Israeli Defense Forces’ annual citations for distinguished service — an honor given to 120 Israeli soldiers and officers from a diverse set of units. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was in attendance, along with senior IDF […]

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The Jews and The Blues Draws Crowd

The Jews and The Blues Draws Crowd We recently held our first in-person event in nearly two years! The Jews and The Blues is a feature documentary exploring how the music of the blues has found unlikely audiences in Israel, transcending cultural and ethnic boundaries. Chaired by longtime ImpactIsrael supporters Talee and Harvey Potter, the […]

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Impact Israel Welcomes Eden Yegezaw

ImpactIsrael Welcomes Eden Yegezaw Finally, after nearly two years of travel restrictions and related Covid concerns, we’ve been able to bring visitors from Yemin Orde stateside. It was very special to have Yemin Orde graduate Eden Igzau here to visit with our Board members, staff, and friends old and new in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, […]

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Farewell Karen, Hello Ben!

Farewell Karen, Hello Ben! For nearly 15 years, Karen Sallerson has led ImpactIsrael, overseeing state-side efforts to raise critical funds for Yemin Orde Youth Village and Village Way Educational Initiatives. Karen has played a crucial role in transforming the lives of countless at-risk youth in Israel. During her tenure, ImpactIsrael (formerly Friends of Yemin Orde) […]

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IsraElite Honors Families of Fallen Soldiers

IsraElite Remembers Fallen Soldiers On Israel’s Memorial Day, called Yom HaZikaron in Hebrew, many communities cancelled large in-person ceremonies and, instead, prepared meaningful activities geared to small groups. At IsraElite, Yemin Orde’s young women’s gap-year leadership program located in Migdal HaEmek, participants prepared special care packages that they placed at “memorial stations” outside the homes […]

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