Friends of Yemin Orde • Tikkun Ha’Lev Award Gala
Monday, November 18, 2019
Cocktails 6:00 PM
Dinner and Program 7:00 PM
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2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Anny Dobrejcer and Rabbi Michael Paley
Sarah and David Schwarz
Together, we will elevate education and lift the lives of Israel's at-risk youth.
Kate Bolduan, CNN Anchor
Kate Bolduan is anchor and host of CNN's "At This Hour" and "State of America" on CNN International. Previously, Bolduan co-anchored "New Day" and "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” and plays an instrumental role in the network’s coverage of America’s Choice 2020. Every weekday at 11am ET, Bolduan goes behind the headlines to bring viewers critical live events as they happen, smart analysis of hot topics and news-making interviews with key players in politics and beyond.
Dr. Chaim Peri
Chaim Peri, Founder, Yemin Orde’s Village Way Educational Initiatives, is recognized as one of Israel’s leading experts on the education and rehabilitation of at-risk youth. He served as the visionary educator and director of Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel for three decades, impacting and lifting the lives of thousands of children, both immigrant and Israeli born.
In 2018, Chaim was awarded the Tikkun Ha’lev Award from Friends of Yemin Orde in New York City, where he was surrounded by friends from around the world. In 2014, he received the World of Children Alumni Award, which is considered the Nobel Prize for child advocates.
Shimon Solomon served as a member of Israel’s Knesset (Israel's parliament) for the Yesh Atid party between 2013 and 2015. From 2016 to 2019, Shimon served as Director of Kfar Silver Youth Village, near Ashkelon.
Shimon immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia in 1980 with his parents and five brothers and sisters. Yemin Orde Youth Village welcomed him shortly after his arrival in Israel. Shimon’s professional career has focused on Ethiopian and refugee issues in Israel. He successfully applied Village Way Educational Initiatives’ (VWEI) educational methodology, the Village Way, as Director of Education at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda, a youth village serving young victims of genocide and modeled after Yemin Orde.
2019 Friends of Yemin Orde Board of Directors
National Campaign Chair
Immediate Past Chair
Don Crawford Jr.
Rabbi Michael Paley
Steven Rosenfeld, M.D.
Dr. Chaim Peri
Mark I. Solomon
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