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Challenge Grant Doubles Donations for At-Risk Youth

May 20, 2020

Generous grant will match new and increased gifts over the next two years. ImpactIsrael has received a two-year $172,000 challenge grant from a private foundation that wishes to remain anonymous. The grant will match, dollar-for-dollar, up to a maximum of $21,500 per donor, per year, all new and incremental gifts to ImpactIsrael. Funds raised by […]

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Update: Coronavirus Crisis and our Village Way Family

May 7, 2020

Village Way leadership announces youth, educators will return to classes. Village Way leadership issued the following coronavirus crisis updates for Yemin Orde Youth Village and Village Way Educational Initiatives. For the time being, the situation at the Village and in our partner educational communities is dynamic, with youth returning to school and and staff and […]

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Independence day at Yemin Orde

Youth Remember and Rejoice

April 29, 2020

From a day of remembrance and mourning into a day of joy and celebration. Jewish and Israel education is integrated into the daily life of Yemin Orde Youth Village and experienced in a real, vibrant and meaningful way. While some youth are still quarantined and social distancing remains, everyone commemorated Israel’s Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron) […]

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Eco-Farm Provides Living Classroom

April 21, 2020

Small groups of youth at Village continue to keep Eco-Farm humming along. Yemin Orde’s Eco-Farm has provided opportunity for new learning experiences for our youth who remain at the Village during the coronavirus crisis. Small groups of youth, now called “family units” gather at the Eco-Farm with informal educators and participate in team-building exercises and […]

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Remembering Alan Cornell z”l

April 20, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share that ImpactIsrael (formerly Friends of Yemin Orde) board member, Alan Cornell (Aharon ben Freidel and Itzhak), age 74, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, in his home in Boca Raton, Florida. Alan credited his parents’ legacy of surviving the Holocaust with shaping the way he lived […]

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Yemin Orde Youth Village COVID-19 Impact

April 13, 2020

Updates on the living and learning environment for the 110 youth currently residing at the Village. Yemin Orde teen, Ela, extends greetings to everyone as she remains at home, outside the Village, and concentrates on her schoolwork and artwork. Shmuli Bing, Director, Yemin Orde Youth Village, recently provided a video update on the activities and […]

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Education leads society during turbulent times

Village Way Educators Lead the Way During COVID-19

April 6, 2020

Thank you to our Village Way educators who provide tireless dedication and care of our youth who remain in their homes or are still in their village communities. Our Village Way facilitators remain in regular (remote) contact with staff and educators at our partner educational communities. The children who need us most at this time […]

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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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