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New Homes and Modernized Classrooms Enhance Village Life

December 10, 2019

Transformational capital projects completed thanks to generous donors; new staff homes and refurbished classrooms enhance living and learning the Village Way. New Children’s Homes Two new children’s homes opened in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year, providing improved living quarters for up to 50 youth. The two homes share a common wall. […]

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Tikkun Ha’Lev Award Gala a Success

December 10, 2019

Thank you to everyone who supported our Gala and our biggest fundraising event of the year. Our Tikkun Ha’Lev Award Gala was a tremendous success as we raised $925,000 for the programs and activities at Yemin Orde Youth Village and Village Way Educational Initiatives’s 55 partner educational communities throughout Israel.  We are overwhelmed by the […]

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Ethiopian Sigd Holiday Celebrated the Village Way

December 10, 2019

Village Way communities plan special festivities in observance of Sigd Ethiopian holiday. Sigd is an Ethiopian Jewish holiday celebrated on the 29th of Cheshvan, exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur. Since 2006, it is recognized as a national holiday for all Israels. Each year, at Yemin Orde Youth Village and in Village Way Educational Initiatives […]

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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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