New Entrance Mural Receives Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches to New Entrance Mural The colorful mural that graces the new entrance to the Village is now complete! The mural’s final wall was installed signifying the finish of the year-long project. The colorful mosaic and hand-painted mural represents significant landmarks in the Village. Yemin Orde’s teens and youth volunteers all pitched in throughout […]

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A Sacred Gift in Memory of a Child

Yemin Orde Youth Village received the sacred gift of a new  Sefer Torah that was donated to the Village by the family of a young girl who was murdered by terrorists in 2003. The dedication of a new Sefer Torah is typically celebrated in a synagogue with great joy.  Indeed, this gift brought much celebration […]

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Congratulations to 2017 Graduates of Yemin Orde!

The 2017 graduates of Yemin Orde High School received their diplomas on June 20 in front of hundreds of family members, educators, friends and special guests. This year’s class of 120 graduates proudly strolled across the amphitheater’s stage to receive diplomas and heartfelt hugs and applause. Galit Leibovitch, Principal, Yemin Orde High School, praised the […]

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Gap-Year Leadership Programs Open Doors for Success

Yemin Orde’s gap-year leadership programs for immigrant youth (called mechina in Hebrew) hosted two inspiring graduation programs. At the men’s mechina, 55 graduates discussed new leadership skills and knowledge learned as they prepared to serve in Israel’s military.  At IsraElite, the women’s leadership program, 29 graduates proudly shared stories of their training experiences which included […]

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Music Recital Rocks the Village

An energetic year-end music recital showcased the talents of students at Yemin Orde Youth Village who participated in voice-development and music lessons. The vibe was electric, and not just because the snug performance space at the top of Beit Joie, which houses the Village’s art and music studios, was filled with drums, electric guitars and […]

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Camping and Hiking the Village Way

A group of students from Adivi Ashkelon Ort Technology High School recently returned from a two-day camping and hiking trip. The school is a partner educational community of Village Way Educational Initiatives (VWEI). The “Israeli Journey,” modeled after Yemin Orde’s annual Challenge (Etgar) Hike, tests the students physical and emotional endurance, strengthens connections to other students […]

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Debate Club Provides Platform for Storytelling

In Yemin Orde’s third annual Debate Championship, 11 participants explored a range of social and deeply personal issues—from the importance of actively caring for the environment to how agriculture and technology contribute to Israel. One emotional speech discussed the distress of his parents’ divorce and another student spoke about the adversity of being an orphan. […]

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