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About Chaim Peri
Chaim Peri has served as educator and director of the Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel for 30 years, touching the lives of thousands of at-risk children, both immigrant and Israeli born.
His achievements include
In 2007, Chaim launched Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives, an independent educational project aimed at rejuvenating youth villages throughout Israel, based on the successful philosophy and methodology developed at Yemin Orde Youth Village. Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives reflects Yemin Orde’s values of diversity, pluralism, service to the community, Jewish identity and spirituality.
Chaim Peri has been recognized for his work on behalf of Israel’s youth. He received Prime Minister Shimon Peres' "Guardian of the Child" Award, and was honored to light a ceremonial torch during the official opening of a Independence Day celebrations in Jerusalem.
In 2007, he was awarded the Exemplary Educator Award by the Minister of Education.
Peri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bar Ilan University, a Masters degree from Columbia, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of London.
In May of 2013, Chaim Peri, received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters at Brandeis University’s commencement ceremonies. View photos and read more about the ceremony here.
In November 2014, Chaim Peri was honored with the World of Children Alumni Award, a global recognition of those working to dramatically improve the lives of children. The award is often cited as the Nobel Prize for Children's Advocates. View a video of the award ceremony here.