Brazil Program Educators Cited for Excellence

Since 1998, Isabela and Shmil Kaufmann have managed Yemin Orde’s Brazil program, providing a meaningful educational experience for the 35 youth in their care. Congratulations to Yemin Orde educators, Shmil and Isabela Kaufmann, for receiving the Outstanding Educators Award from Israel’s Ministry of Education, Administration for Residential Settlement and Youth Villages. Since 1998, Isabela and […]

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A Story of Resilience Shared from Coast to Coast

Yemin Orde graduate, Roi Etenesh, is a role model with a bright and promising future in Israel. Yemin Orde graduate, Roi Etenesh, and Susan Weijel, Deputy Director, Yemin Orde Youth Village and Village Way Educational Initiatives recently completed a two-week tour of the United States. Roi shared his inspiring story of resilience after spending eight […]

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Debate Club Speaks to Young Leaders

Yemin Orde’s debate program provides a platform for youth to sharpen public speaking and presentation skills, build confidence, and learn to develop arguments supported by facts. For the fifth year, Yemin Orde Youth Village organized a debate and public speaking program that provided a leadership building opportunity for at-risk youth to express themselves in a […]

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Snapshots of 2019 VIP Israel Mission

Friends of Yemin Orde’s 2019 VIP Israel trip explored the Village Way methodology to see, first-hand, how this innovative educational framework is changing the nature of education for at-risk youth in Israel. Friends of Yemin Orde organized a comprehensive VIP trip to Israel to introduce participants to Yemin Orde Youth Village and the Village Way […]

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Village Way Conference Celebrates Shared Values

Village Way Educational Initiatives Conference provides exciting opportunity for 750 partner educators to connect to each other and share experiences and best practices. Approximately 750 educators from Village Way partnering high schools, youth villages and other educational frameworks for youth at risk across Israel attended the 2019 Village Way Educational Initiatives Conference, held at Tel […]

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Building Community the Village Way

Village Way works with education and social leaders in Beitar Illit to create successful programs for challenging environments. In an unprecedented partnership with the ultra orthodox city of Beitar Illit, Village Way Educational Initiatives (VWEI) is working with education and social welfare leaders to help them transform the lives of the area’s high population of […]

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Purim is a Time to Give and to Giggle

Teens from Yemin Orde and Village Way partner communities volunteer to share Purim fun with youngsters, seniors. Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination by the brave young queen, Esther. Acts of charity are also part of Purim’s traditions and, at […]

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