Celebration Videos and News

November 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Thank you for joining our celebration

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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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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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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