A Successful 2018 #GivingTuesday Campaign

Thanks to our community of generous donors, we raised $42,000 for our 2018 #GivingTuesday campaign. We are pleased to announce that Friends of Yemin Orde’s 2018 #GivingTuesday campaign greatly surpassed its goal and raised $42,000 for therapeutic arts programs at Yemin Orde Youth Village.  We are especially grateful to an anonymous donor who matched all […]

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Teen Hikers Rise to the Challenge

Challenge Hike Puts New Skills to the Test Yemin Orde Youth Village’s annual Challenge (Etgar) Hike for 12th graders proved to be the ultimate challenge in putting new team-building and leadership skills to the test. High school seniors use outdoor survival skills learned throughout the years to trek 100 kilometers from Mt. Arbel, near Lake […]

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Women’s Leadership Program Cited for Outstanding Volunteers

Village Way’s gap-year leadership program for women, called IsraElite, cited for outstanding volunteer efforts. Village Way’s gap-year leadership program for young women, called IsraElite, received the 2018 Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Efforts. The award honored IsraElite participants for their dedication and volunteer efforts in the Migdal HaEmek community, the northern Israeli town where the program […]

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Parent Involvement Crucial to Student Success at Village Way School

Miftan Tamra High School, a vocational “last-chance” high school in the Arab city of Tamra, proves parent involvement results in greater student success. Miftan Tamra High School is a Village Way Educational Initiatives (VWEI) partner community with high rates of students leaving school before they graduate. Recently, this “last-chance” school developed a number of activities […]

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Congratulations to Our 2018 Graduates!

117 Youth Graduate High School at Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel. Special guest from New York, Susan Claster, delivers keynote address with meaningful message of courage and hope as graduates look ahead to productive lives in Israel. Friends of Yemin Orde congratulates the 2018 high school graduating class of Yemin Orde Youth Village. On […]

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Graduation at Village Way Gap-Year Leadership Programs

Gap-Year leadership programs imbue marginalized young men and women from immigrant backgrounds with a sense of belonging and social responsibility. Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Village Way’s gap-year leadership programs (Mechina in Hebrew) for young immigrant men and women. Graduates will now serve in Israel’s military with opportunities to utilize new leadership and life […]

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