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ImpactIsrael Selects Benjamin Marchette to Serve as Next CEO

August 10, 2021

Ben’s desire for his new role is fueled by two interests that have marked his career: a passion for Israel and for supporting youth ImpactIsrael is happy to announce that Benjamin Marchette has been named Chief Executive Officer of ImpactIsrael. Ben will join the organization on November 1, 2021 and work in tandem with Executive […]

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Yemin Orde Has First Graduation Ceremony in Two Years

June 29, 2021

Graduation is always a special time at Yemin Orde. But, this year it was particularly meaningful, as the Village held its first ceremony since 2019. The class of 2021 had to endure one of the most difficult learning environments since the Mount Carmel fires over a decade ago. Not only did they spend the bulk […]

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IsraElite Honors Families of Fallen Soldiers

April 19, 2021

IsraElite Remembers Fallen Soldiers The memorial stations included a photo of the fallen soldier, a memorial candle, an Israeli flag, and a bouquet of roses.  The volunteers remained at their stations throughout the day and watched the city’s virtual memorial ceremony together with the families. According to an article in Yediot HaGalil, an Israeli web-based […]

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Yemin Orde's youth start strong on Etgar hike.

Starting Strong on Etgar Hike

April 13, 2021

“It takes a village.” That well-known African proverb conveys the sense that an entire community is involved in nurturing its children. The expression has resonated for countless years among many cultures, and it is a central tenet of the Yemin Orde Youth Village, located on top of Mount Carmel in the north of Israel. For […]

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Construction projects progressing at Yemin Orde

Construction Projects Progressing at Yemin Orde

March 4, 2021

New Auditorium and Cultural Arts Center and new staff homes keep to schedule. The construction of the new Auditorium and Cultural Arts Center and new staff homes at Yemin Orde Youth Village continues to advance during the pandemic and Israel’s lockdowns.  Health and safety guidelines are strictly enforced with no one from the Village coming […]

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Driving South for the Winter

March 4, 2021

ImpactIsrael’s Executive Director warms to the winter in Florida Karen Sallerson, Executive Director, ImpactIsrael, had the opportunity to head south and spend time in Florida to escape the cold weather during Covid-19. Karen even had the chance for some socially-distanced and masked visits with willing board members and supporters. Nadine was happy to see Karen […]

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Educators encourage students to return to school.

Keeping Students in School the Village Way

March 4, 2021

Village Way educators call absent students to offer encouragement, understanding. Truancy and low attendance in school is not uncommon for at-risk youth who live in chaotic and, often, dysfunctional home environments. At Village Way Educational Initiatives, facilitators are helping educators in partner communities reach out to their students in personal and meaningful ways in order […]

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ImpactIsrael Receives Charity Navigator’s Four Star Rating for Sixth Year in a Row

February 10, 2021

ImpactIsrael outperforms most other charities in America; Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity. ImpactIsrael (formerly Friends of Yemin Orde) is pleased to announce that for the sixth year in a row it has received an exemplary Four Star Rating from Charity […]

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Israel in Lockdown: Village Way Communities Remain a Refuge

January 19, 2021

Village Way communities remain a safe haven during Israel’s third lockdown. Yemin Orde Youth Village and our Village Way partner communities remain a safe haven for at-risk youth despite Israel’s third national lockdown due to rising coronavirus cases. Education officials granted permission for youth villages and therapeutic residential communities to operate so their populations of […]

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Zooming in on Graduates Day

January 14, 2021

Graduates Day is one of the most important programs of the year. The annual Graduates Day program at Yemin Orde Youth Village is one of the most important events of the year. Alumni typically return to the Village and meet in groups with teens who are deeply influenced by the graduates and consider them as […]

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