Trailblazers Course Trains Emerging Leaders in Village Way

The latest cohort of 15 participants in the Trailblazers Course for emerging leaders in education gathered to celebrate the completion of their intensive year-long training program. The course is designed to bring together educators from around Israel who are working with youth at risk in our partnering educational communities. The bi-monthly Trailblazers Course focuses on […]

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Coby is Helping Yemin Orde’s At-Risk Youth

Dear Friends and Family, In honor of my Bar Mitzvah, I am raising money to help fund recreational programming and the purchase of sports equipment at Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel. Yemin Orde is home, school and safe haven to 430 at-risk youth from all over the world. The Village provides its teenagers with a quality education, life […]

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Report from AIPAC 2017 Policy Conference

By Karen Sallerson, Executive Director, Friends of Yemin Orde   Recently, I had the privilege of attending my 7th AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.   It was great running into so many people from my past and present work from around the country who are active in the pro-Israel community. At the breakout session on […]

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Climb (Almost) Every Mountain on Challenge Hike

Yemin Orde’s annual Challenge (Etgar) Hike tests 12th graders outdoor survival skills with a four-day, 100 kilometer trek from Mount Meron to the Village. Mount Meron, located in northern Israel, has special significance in Jewish religious tradition and is a beautiful nature reserve. For our youth, the challenge hike reinforces their connection to the Land of […]

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Purim Celebrated the Village Way

The festive Jewish holiday of Purim was celebrated at Yemin Orde and in our partner educational communities in Israel.  Youth donned homemade costumes, participated in readings of the Megillah-the Biblical story of Queen Esther and how she saved the Jews of Persia- and delivered Purim treat baskets to staff members and others. At Kedma, a […]

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South Florida Welcomes the Village Way

South Florida provided a warm welcome to representatives of Yemin Orde who recently toured the region to introduce the Village Way  to new friends. Batya Shmueli, who serves as Resource Development and Community Relations Manager at Yemin Orde, and Sandro Golis, a graduate of Yemin Orde, discussed their personal journeys to Israel and how the Village impacted […]

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Excitement for Mid-Year Progress Reports

Yemin Orde’s youth recently received their mid-year progress report for the first half of the school year.  Educators sat with each child and gave positive feedback and suggestions for areas of improvement. There was also opportunity for teachers to discuss future goals for the upcoming semester with each student. This video gives you a glimpse […]

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New Dental Equipment Donated for Yemin Orde’s Youth

Friends of Yemin Orde is pleased to announce that Henry Schein, Inc. has joined supplier partner Takara Belmont to donate more than $50,000 in dental equipment to Yemin Orde Youth Village.  Henry Schein is a worldwide distributor of medical, dental and veterinary supplies including vaccines, pharmaceuticals, financial services and equipment. The donation is an initiative […]

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Israeli Scouts Partner with Village Way Educational Institute

Israel’s popular Israeli Scouts Movement (Tzofim in Hebrew) recently hosted a national conference inspired by the Village Way Educational Institute’s work on issues of cultural diversity and identity. The Institute’s program, called “Multifaceted Israeli Culture”, provides resources and training to professionals working in diverse cultural environments, such as the Israeli scouts. Tzofim is the largest youth […]

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