Challenge Grant Doubles Donations for At-Risk Youth

May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Exciting Leadership Changes at ImpactIsrael

January 22, 2020

ImpactIsrael announces exciting leadership changes to its Board of Directors as the 2020 national fundraising campaign gets underway. Robert Arogeti (Atlanta) will serve a three-year term as new Board Chair. Arogeti most recently served as ImpactIsrael’s National Campaign Chair. He succeeds George W. Blank whose three year tenure (2017-2019) included the creation of a comprehensive […]

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Graduate Day Offers Opportunities to Receive and to Give Back

January 22, 2020

Graduates receive scholarships for higher education. Nearly 100 graduates of Yemin Orde returned to the Village on January 14 to receive scholarships to attend colleges and universities throughout Israel. Graduate Day is one of the most important and popular days of the year as it reinforces the promise and support of a hopeful future, as […]

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Family Day Brings Special Visitors to Village

January 22, 2020

Annual program offers family members the chance to meet teachers, informal educators at Yemin Orde. Just prior to the Israel-wide winter school break, family members of youth at Yemin Orde Youth Village arrived for the annual Family Day program. The Village organized buses from various locations across Israel to make it easier for the special […]

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ImpactIsrael Announces New Board Chair

January 8, 2020

Atlanta Jewish and business community leader, Robert Arogeti, to serve as first Board Chair under the new name of ImpactIsrael We are pleased to announce that Robert Arogeti has assumed the role of Board Chair of ImpactIsrael, effective January 1, 2020. Arogeti was unanimously elected at ImpactIsrael’s biennial Board of Directors meeting on Nov. 19, […]

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Letter from President Rivlin to Yemin Orde’s Youth

December 11, 2019

Israel President Reuven “Ruvi” Rivlin sends a personal letter of encouragement to Yemin Orde’s youth. A letter from Israel President Rivlin hangs proudly in the dining room of Yemin Orde Youth Village for all to see. The letter provides insight on Pres. Rivlin’s views on “what it means to be an Israeli,” and reflects his […]

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Village Way Concepts Incorporated in Arab High School

December 10, 2019

Village Way concept of “Earth” creates a warm, home-like environment for at-risk students at Naamat Ein Mahal High School in northern Israel. When Naamat Ein Mahal High School, an Arab high school in the north of Israel, moved to a new school building this year, its educators embraced the Village Way concept of “Earth” to create […]

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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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