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Yemin Orde Youth Village
About the Village
As Europe slowly recovered from the ravages of World War II and survivors emerged from the horrors of Nazi concentration camps, a newly-founded State of Israel stood as a beacon of hope to these homeless souls. Yemin Orde Youth Village, located on 77-acres atop Mount Carmel in northern Israel, provided a safe haven and home for these Holocaust orphans and immigrant children during the great immigration wave to Israel of the fifties.
Yemin Orde Youth Village was founded in 1953 by the British Friends of Youth Aliyah. “Yemin Orde” literally means “in the memory of Orde.” The Village was named for British Major General Orde Charles Wingate, an ardent supporter of the Zionist cause and influential force in the formation of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Today, Yemin Orde Youth Village is home to more than 500 children from around the world. The Village has welcomed children from North Africa, Iran, India, Yemen, Eastern Europe and South America. The children have all suffered trauma in their young lives from isolation and neglect to abandonment and extreme poverty. At Yemin Orde, they find a home, a family and a future.
The children live in 20 children’s houses, each named after important figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Aurelius, and Marion and Elie Wiesel. The campus includes a high school offering a complete academic curriculum; an art and music center, a large, modern computer center, a fully-equipped carpentry shop, a central dining room, library and sports facilities.
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Read about Lorna Wingate, the courageous wife of the legendary Orde Wingate.