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Yemin Orde graduate, Misha, and AD Gordon

2020 Passover Message from Chaim Peri

April 6, 2020

Dear Friends, Ma Nishtana  –  What has changed?  This Passover, confronted with unprecedented drama, we may ask ourselves, “What has NOT?”  While we heavily rely on the media as our channel to the world, we can also turn our attention inwards. What has not changed is our quest for Tikkun Olam – the mending of […]

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Shabbat Message from Chaim Peri

March 26, 2020

Dear Friends, Shalom. Here we are, each household its own island. The hypothetical question – “what would you take with you to a desert island, or who”? – is not hypothetical anymore. Perhaps now we have a chance to prioritize, and figure out the answer to this riddle. I believe there is a hidden blessing […]

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Chaim Peri: “We are a stable lighthouse”

March 16, 2020

Dear Friends, Shalom. While the current, unprecedented events unfold, many graduates call to check how we are doing and to share their concerns. I keep reminding them what they heard when they were younger: that when a crisis happens, the first best step to take, is to pause, look inwards, and take stock of their […]

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Awarding Excellence in Learning and Leadership

February 27, 2020

Youth at Yemin Orde Youth Village receive awards of excellence for academic and personal growth. Each year, educators award youth in grades 9-12 with certificates of excellence that reflect achievement in classroom learning as well as personal growth on many levels. For example, youth receive certificates of excellence due to volunteer efforts, involvement with activities […]

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Los Angeles Friends Gather for Meditative Music

February 26, 2020

The healing and transformative effects of meditative music. Many thanks to the nearly 40 guests who attended a recent ImpactIsrael program in Los Angeles featuring musical visionary and pianist, Murray Hidary, who presented his unique immersive style. We are grateful to ImpactIsrael supporter, Shirin Yadegar and her husband, Peyman, for hosting this event. The Yadegar […]

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Village Way Milestones program helps top educators

Israel’s Top Educators Learn Village Way Essentials

February 25, 2020

Village Way Milestones program trains and empowers Israel’s high school principals and youth village directors. Village Way Educational Initiatives has launched an important leadership training program for school principals and youth village directors designed to create successful educational solutions for their diverse communities and the troubled teens in their care. Israel’s existing educator training programs […]

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ImpactIsrael Receives Four Star Rating

Impactisrael Receives Four Star Rating For Excellence

February 10, 2020

ImpactIsrael outperforms most other charities in America; only 15% of charities evaluated have received at least five consecutive four star evaluations. ImpactIsrael is pleased to announce that for the fifth year in a row, it has received an exemplary Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator, the top independent charity evaluator in the United States. This […]

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ImpactIsrael Remembers Dr. Nicholas N. Kittrie z”l

January 28, 2020

ImpactIsrael represents Yemin Orde Youth Village at memorial service for the remarkable life of Dr. Nicholas N. Kittrie. Dr. Kittrie passed away on Dec. 9, 2019, at the age of 93. On Monday, January 27, 2020, a memorial service and celebration of his life was held at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kittrie […]

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Yemin Orde Graduates Surpass National Average for IDF Service

January 27, 2020

Israel’s military conducted a study of high schools across Israel relative to IDF service and pre-military gap-year programs. Yemin Orde Youth Village recently received statistics that reflected a high percentage of its graduate’s participating in pre-military gap-year leadership programs and then served in Israel’s military service. The data was collected by the military and related […]

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Village Way Programs Build Confidence and Creative Expression

January 22, 2020

Educators at three Village Way partner educational communities have launched new impactful programs in their schools that celebrate cultural diversity, as well as offer creative and confidence-building extra-curricular activities. The three communities, all of which are relative newcomers to the Village Way process are Ramat Hadassah Youth Village (near Haifa), Amal Ben-Ami Tech IN high […]

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