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Our New Name is ImpactIsrael

November 20, 2019

Friends of Yemin Orde is Now ImpactIsrael. Our new name and new brand identity reflects growing network of educational hubs in Israel . Friends of Yemin Orde has announced the launch of a new name, new brand identity and new tagline. The organization will now be known as ImpactIsrael, effective Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. George […]

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A Wake-Up Call from Chaim Peri

July 10, 2019

Dear friends, Shalom, “A gun which appears in the first act must go off in the third…” (Chekhov). We are now experiencing the unfortunate “third act” in the Ethiopian-Jewish saga, facing a dramatic eruption of pain and frustration. Solomon Tekah, An Ethiopian-Israeli youth, was shot and killed by a policeman, bringing thousands to the streets. […]

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Azeez Family Provides Leadership with Transformative Gift 

July 5, 2019

ImpactIsrael receives extraordinary gift that allows for completion of funding needed to build two major capital projects at Yemin Orde Youth Village. We are pleased to announce that ImpactIsrael has received a transformative gift of $1.5 million from longtime donors Kathy and Michael Azeez. This gift will allow for the completion of funding needed to […]

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Graduation is a Milestone for Yemin Orde’s Youth

June 27, 2019

Energy and excitement marked this graduation ceremony for 96 high school seniors. Yemin Orde’s high school graduation ceremony, and the evening festivities that follow, reflect the energy and excitement of this important milestone in the lives of the Village’s 96 graduates, who are Israel’s next generation of promising young leaders. Hundreds of friends, family members […]

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Village Way Partner Schools Celebrate Graduates

June 26, 2019

Village Way educational communities bid farewell to their graduates with joyous ceremonies for students, teachers, family and friends. Our diverse Village Way educational communities bid farewell to their graduates with enthusiastic ceremonies for students, teachers, family and friends. We were thrilled to see evidence of the Village Way methodology at these ceremonies, whether it was […]

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Who Am I? Studying Our Roots in Order to Grow

June 26, 2019

Shorashim, or Roots, is an annual research project for all 10th graders across Israel. For Yemin Orde’s at-risk youth, the Roots project is especially significant as it offers an opportunity to ask “Who Am I?”, to investigate and learn new details about family history, as well as a chance to take pride in their cultural […]

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Brazil Program Educators Cited for Excellence

June 19, 2019

Since 1998, Isabela and Shmil Kaufmann have managed Yemin Orde’s Brazil program, providing a meaningful educational experience for the 35 youth in their care. Congratulations to Yemin Orde educators, Shmil and Isabela Kaufmann, for receiving the Outstanding Educators Award from Israel’s Ministry of Education, Administration for Residential Settlement and Youth Villages. Since 1998, Isabela and […]

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A Story of Resilience Shared from Coast to Coast

May 23, 2019

Yemin Orde graduate, Roi Etenesh, is a role model with a bright and promising future in Israel. Yemin Orde graduate, Roi Etenesh, and Susan Weijel, Deputy Director, Yemin Orde Youth Village and Village Way Educational Initiatives recently completed a two-week tour of the United States. Roi shared his inspiring story of resilience after spending eight […]

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Debate Club Speaks to Young Leaders

May 21, 2019

Yemin Orde’s debate program provides a platform for youth to sharpen public speaking and presentation skills, build confidence, and learn to develop arguments supported by facts. For the fifth year, Yemin Orde Youth Village organized a debate and public speaking program that provided a leadership building opportunity for at-risk youth to express themselves in a […]

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Snapshots of 2019 VIP Israel Mission

May 21, 2019

ImpactIsrael’s 2019 VIP Israel trip explored the Village Way methodology to see, first-hand, how this innovative educational framework is changing the nature of education for at-risk youth in Israel. ImpactIsrael organized a comprehensive VIP trip to Israel to introduce participants to Yemin Orde Youth Village and the Village Way methodology. The five-day customized itinerary included […]

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