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President Herzog Honors Yemin Orde Graduates

May 16, 2022

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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Update: Ukrainian and Russian Students at Yemin Orde

March 1, 2022

Update: Russian & Ukrainian Students at Yemin Orde More than 100 of the students at Yemin Orde Youth Village are from Ukraine or Russia. Over 30 of them are here alone, without their families. The others have made aliyah to Israel with their immediate families but have extended family back home. Two weeks ago in […]

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The Jews and The Blues Draws Crowd

November 18, 2021

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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Impacting ALL Areas of Israeli Society

November 18, 2021

Impacting ALL Areas of Israeli Society The work that began at Yemin Orde decades ago is now impacting Israel in ways previously unimaginable. Over the past 15 years, the Village Way methodology has been implemented with other at-risk youth populations in Israel, including Druze, Bedouin, and Arab Israelis. However, one less obvious place is within […]

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Impact Israel Welcomes Eden Yegezaw

November 18, 2021

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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Survivor’s Gift Leaves a Lasting Legacy

November 18, 2021

Survivor’s Gift Leaves a Lasting Legacy ImpactIsrael recently received a $100,000 gift from the estate of our friend, Walter Mehr. While Walter will be missed dearly, his gift – via our L’Chaim Society – will allow us to provide approximately 100 Yemin Orde graduates with academic scholarships for post-graduate studies. Walter Mehr was a recent […]

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Farewell Karen, Hello Ben!

November 18, 2021

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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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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