New Auditorium and Cultural Center for Yemin Orde

British philanthropists pledge $4.5 million for new Auditorium. Manny and Brigitta Davidson, philanthropists from the United Kingdom, have offered an exciting challenge grant opportunity to Friends of Yemin Orde that will provide funding for the largest transformative  building project ever assumed at Yemin Orde Youth Village. The Davidsons have generously pledged $4.5 million toward a […]

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A Village Way Success Story

Yemin Orde graduate, Mevorach Avraham, is the  Deputy Chief of the Netanya, Israel police force. Netanya has become one of the major and most populous cities in Israel, with a high percentage of new immigrants, especially from Ethiopia, the Former Soviet Union and France. Since assuming his position about 18 months ago, Mevorach Avraham (photo, […]

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California Gives Yemin Orde a Warm Welcome

Bringing the Village Way to California.  Yemin Orde’s Batya Shmueli and graduate Sheyla Berkovich traveled throughout California on a 10-day tour that included discussions with synagogue groups, Jewish federations, organizations and individuals about Yemin Orde and the expansion of the Village Way educational methodology throughout Israel. Batya serves as the Village’s Resource Director and Community […]

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TuB’shvat is a Jewish Holiday That Really Grows on You

TuB’shvat is a popular Jewish holiday at Yemin Orde Youth Village where our youth participate in fun interactive outdoor activities that celebrate nature and the environment. The holiday is observed as a new year for trees, similar to Arbor Day in the U.S. This year, the Village’s youth planted nectarine, fig and loquat trees around the […]

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IsraElite Graduates Elevated to IDF Officers

IsraElite Graduates Are Congratulated by Israel’s President for Achievements Four graduates of  the IsraElite Leadership Program for Women’s (or women’s Mechina) were congratulated by Israel President Reuven “Ruvi” Rivlin for their achievement in becoming officers in the Israel Defense Forces. President Rivlin “saluted” the women on his Facebook page, which is followed by nearly 250,000 […]

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Welcome to Yemin Orde’s New Grandparents

Yemin Orde’s volunteer grandparents now have 430 additional grandchildren. We wish a warm welcome to Sarah and Mordechai Prins who now serve as Yemin Orde’s resident“Savta” (Hebrew for grandmother) and “Saba” (Hebrew for grandfather). The Village’s volunteer “grandparents” provide  unconditional love, support and friendship to Yemin Orde’s at-risk youth, most of whom do not have […]

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Village Way Educators Light the Way for At-Risk Youth

Recently, educators from two Village Way Educational Initiatives  partner schools, located in Arab communities, gathered to network and share first-hand experiences in order to learn from each other. The schools involved in the workshop are Jisr a-Zarka and Mahat Acco School, both vocational schools. Jisr a-Zarka, a newcomer to the Village Way integration process, is located […]

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Welcome to Our New Board Members

Friends of Yemin Orde is pleased to welcome new and returning members to its volunteer Board of Directors and Board Observers. The new Board members were unanimously elected during Friends of Yemin Orde’s November 2017 biannual board meeting in New York City. They will serve a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2018. Board Observers […]

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