Supporting Yemin Orde Youth Village and Village Way Educational Initiatives


Friends of Yemin Orde raises funds to promote and support the transformative work in educational communities for at-risk and immigrant youth in Israel.


Friends of Yemin Orde

Your gift directly impacts thousands of at-risk immigrant youth who are Israel’s next generation of leaders.
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Yemin Orde Youth Village

The Village provides a safe haven, a school and a forever family to hundreds of at-risk immigrant youth from around the world.
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Village Way Educational Initiatives

An educational consortium with a methodology and vision to empower and train educators to transform the lives of Israel’s at-risk youth.
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News Center

Yemin Orde Welcomes Baltimore Teens

Yemin Orde welcomes Baltimore teens visiting Yemin Orde Youth Village as participants of this year’s Elijah Cummings Youth Program (ECYP).  ECYP Fellows …

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VIP Israel 2016

Join our VIP Israel 2016 trip! This adventure is designed to give busy people like you a concentrated and up-to-date view …

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Preparing for the Road Ahead

Yemin Orde’s gap year leadership programs for young immigrant men and women are the only such leadership programs geared specifically …

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Graduate Success Stories


Shimon Solomon

Shimon served as a Member of Israel’s Knesset and, today, is director of a youth village for immigrant at-risk teens. He arrived in Israel from Ethiopia in 1980 with his parents and five siblings.

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Wovite Worku

Wovite Worku

Wovite and her family walked across the deserts of Ethiopia and Sudan to reach Israel. She recently earned a Ph.D. in education and is the author of a children’s book about her journey.

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Miriam Ciesler

Miriam was born in Poland and arrived in Israel by herself when she was a teenager. While at Yemin Orde, Miriam excelled in her school studies and took an active role in her group activities.

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Discover Yemin Orde

Yemin Orde Youth Village provides a home, a school and a safe haven to at-risk immigrant youth in Israel. Fragile teens receive loving-care and emotional support by a team of dedicated staff and professionals so that they can thrive and become productive citizens of Israel.

Village Way Educational Initiatives expands the circle of care to thousands more children in Israel's youth villages, public high schools and residential therapeutic communities. Help support Israel's next generation of leaders.