ImpactIsrael Selects Benjamin Marchette to Serve as Next CEO

August 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

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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Village Way Communities Round-Up

January 13, 2021

Village Way educators offer learning opportunities that reflect core elements of the Village Way. At Amit Ashdod High School, a Jewish religious technical high school in Israel, the school community has focused on Tikkun Olam activities. The school initiated an “adopt a senior” program where students delivered Shabbat challahs, food baskets, and other goods to […]

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Making Lemonade at Yemin Orde

November 10, 2020

Living and Learning through a Pandemic The coronavirus presented significant challenges to Israel’s youth villages, schools and other educational communities. At Yemin Orde Youth Village, management and staff spent the summer preparing for an unprecedented school year ahead. As the fall approached, the health and safety of youth remained a top priority in addition to […]

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ImpactIsrael Learns the Technical Tango

November 10, 2020

By Karen Sallerson, Executive Director, ImpactIsrael As a U.S. nonprofit fundraising organization with an Israel-based mission, ImpactIsrael’s professional staff of seven works in separate offices on the East and West coasts. In pre-pandemic times, we relied on a telephone for conference calls – no video, screen-shares, beachy background scenes or special lighting needed. Who knew? […]

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Harish principals learn the Village Way

City of Harish Follows the Village Way

November 10, 2020

Village Way model of inclusion, diversity and quality education for all perfectly suited for Harish education frameworks. Village Way Educational Initiatives (VWEI) has a unique opportunity to partner with the entire city of Harish and integrate its Village Way methodology to all levels of education and welfare in this new and fast-growing community At a […]

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celebration of gratitude and hope

Celebration Videos and News

November 2, 2020

Sharing our Village Way story through song, testimonials and storytelling. ImpactIsrael is pleased to announce it raised $100,000 in just one hour at its virtual Celebration of Gratitude and Hope, on Oct. 28, 2020. We raised a total of $680,000 for the event; our costs were seven percent of total revenue. Thank you to our […]

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Holidays Re-Imagined

October 14, 2020

Holiday celebrations look different this year. The Jewish holidays in the Fall are the first big occasions of the school year for youth, staff and educators to gather as one community. It is a time when our youth are asked to reflect on the past year and look toward their futures. It is a time […]

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Village Way expands in Israel

Village Way Continues Expansion Despite Coronavirus

October 13, 2020

Five new educational communities have joined Village Way network. Over the past six months, the world has faced unforeseeable challenges. Despite nationwide lockdowns and quarantines, Village Way Educational Initiatives (VWEI) has added five new educational communities to its Village Way network for a three-year Village Way integration process. These new partners include four high schools […]

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Wishing you a safe and happy New Year

September 16, 2020

Rosh Hashanah Reflections by Chaim Peri Chaim Peri is Founder, Village Way Educational Initiatives, and Director-Emeritus, Yemin Orde Youth Village My dear friends, Shalom May we all be inscribed in the book of life: This year, the traditional wish and blessing bears extra weight and meaning. It was Rabbi Heschel who taught us to always […]

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Emerging technologies in Israel

Insider’s Briefing on Emerging Technologies in Israel

September 9, 2020

During turbulent times, innovation and creativity are critical to meet challenges head-on. Join ImpactIsrael for an exciting conversation between tech entrepreneurs, thought leaders, investors and bankers working on the future of mobility, product service delivery and hi-tech and discover how they are making a meaningful impact on Israel and beyond through these challenging times. Hear […]

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Baking class is a sweet experience.

Learning is Sweet for Yemin Orde Youth

August 5, 2020

Youth learn sweet new skills during summer break. During a typical summer break, the staff at Yemin Orde Youth Village arrange job opportunities for teens as a way to preserve the positive work and personal development carried out throughout the school year. This summer, which is far from typical for anyone, summer employment for the […]

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