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2018 #GivingTuesday Global Fundraiser Launches

October 10, 2018

2018 #GivingTuesday global campaign to help support therapeutic arts programs at Yemin Orde Youth Village. One-day fundraising goal is $36,000. Friends of Yemin Orde (FYO) has announced it will participate  in the 2018 #GivingTuesday global fundraising day scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.  Our one-day fundraising goal of  $36,000  is aimed to help support extra-curricular […]

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Women’s Leadership Program Cited for Outstanding Volunteers

October 3, 2018

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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students in Yemin Orde classroom

Yemin Orde High School Receives Top Rating in Israel

August 28, 2018

Israel’s Ministry of Education cites Yemin Orde’s high school for social, ethical and academic achievements of its youth. Evaluation measured against all 1,664 high schools in Israel. Friends of Yemin Orde is proud to announce that Yemin Orde High School, located inside Yemin Orde Youth Village, has clinched a top spot on a ranking of outstanding […]

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IsraElite graduates

Graduation at Village Way Gap-Year Leadership Programs

July 10, 2018

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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$172,000 Challenge Grant Received from Anonymous Donor

July 5, 2018

Grant will match new and increased gifts over the next two years Friends of Yemin Orde has received a two-year $172,000 challenge grant from a private foundation that wishes to remain anonymous. The grant will match dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $21,500 per donor, per year, all new and increased gifts to Friends […]

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Congratulations to Our 2018 Graduates!

July 3, 2018

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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New Village Way Handbook on Sale in Israel

May 23, 2018

New handbook to serve as inspirational resource for educators We are proud to report that the new Village Way Handbook is now on sale in bookstores throughout Israel.  The handbook, titled “It Takes a Village”, is written by Dotan Levy, Director, Village Way Educational Institute. Special thanks to World of Children for helping to fund publication […]

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Construction begins on new children's homes.

Construction Begins on New Children’s Homes

May 23, 2018

Construction underway for two upgraded and spacious homes. Building is underway for two new children’s homes at Yemin Orde Youth Village that will feature comfortable bedrooms and study environments – all important tools for school success.  The new homes will be ready for occupancy in Summer, 2019. Boston philanthropists, Douglas and Judith Krupp, provided a 1:1 […]

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Remembering our friend, vic gelb

May 23, 2018

vic gelb was a caring loving person and passionate leader This information was compiled from recent obituaries that appeared on the Jewish Federation of Cleveland website and the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper.  With deep sadness, Friends of Yemin Orde reports the passing of beloved longtime friend, vic gelb. He was 91. vic served for 14 years […]

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IsraElite and Yemin Orde Graduates Honored for Leadership in IDF

May 22, 2018

A proud and inspiring day for graduates of IsraElite and Yemin Orde Youth Village! Congratulations to IsraElite graduate, Yetaesh Ayalo, and to Yemin Orde graduate, Raphael Barrer Larrat, who both received an Outstanding Soldier Award in the Israel Defense Forces during Israel’s Independence Day ceremonies in Jerusalem. This special ceremony takes place each year for […]

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