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New Leadership at Yemin Orde Youth Village

January 14, 2021

A fond farewell to Shmuli Bing and a warm welcome to Boaz Schwartz! Our Yemin Orde community said farewell to Shmuli Bing who served as Director of Yemin Orde Youth Village since April, 2014. Prior to his position as Director, Shmuli served as principal of Yemin Orde High School for four years. We are pleased […]

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A New Adventure for Batya

January 14, 2021

Batya Shmueli, who is a much-loved community relations manager, will depart in February for Cape Town, South Africa, for a position with the Jewish Agency for Israel as liaison for the city’s 15,000-member Jewish community. Batya traveled often to the U.S. to meet with Yemin Orde donors and share her personal and inspiring journey from […]

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Village Way Youth Make an Impact to Stop Violence

January 13, 2021

Village Way Communities Stand Up to Stop Violence Against Women Rose Matzkin High School At Rose Matzkin High School in south Tel Aviv students prepared a moving photo exhibit which displayed in the Tel Aviv City Hall. Students in the school’s cosmetology and photography curriculum worked together to prepare photos for the exhibit. Invitations were […]

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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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