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A Successful 2018 #GivingTuesday Campaign

November 30, 2018

Thanks to our community of generous donors, we raised $42,000 for our 2018 #GivingTuesday campaign. We are pleased to announce that Friends of Yemin Orde’s 2018 #GivingTuesday campaign greatly surpassed its goal and raised $42,000 for therapeutic arts programs at Yemin Orde Youth Village.  We are especially grateful to an anonymous donor who matched all […]

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Yemin Orde Celebrates Ethiopian Festival of Sigd

November 8, 2018

At Yemin Orde Youth Village, youth and staff unite to celebrate the Ethiopian festival of Sigd. The Sigd holiday is an ancient festival of the Ethiopian Jewish community which is celebrated 50 days following Yom Kippur. The community marks the renewal of the covenant between the Jewish people, God and Torah. The government of Israel […]

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Yemin Orde High School Receives Top Rating in Israel

October 31, 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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Teen Hikers Rise to the Challenge

October 31, 2018

Challenge Hike Puts New Skills to the Test Yemin Orde Youth Village’s annual Challenge (Etgar) Hike for 12th graders proved to be the ultimate challenge in putting new team-building and leadership skills to the test. High school seniors use outdoor survival skills learned throughout the years to trek 100 kilometers from Mt. Arbel, near Lake […]

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Women’s Leadership Program Cited for Outstanding Volunteers

October 28, 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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Village Way Educators Encourage At-Risk Students to Dream

October 25, 2018

Educators at Village Way schools encourage at-risk students to believe in themselves in order to achieve their dreams. By Karen Sallerson Karen Sallerson is the Executive Director of Friends of Yemin Orde. She recently returned to Israel to visit Yemin Orde Youth Village, tour Village Way partner educational communities and meet the dedicated educators who […]

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Parent Involvement Crucial to Student Success at Village Way School

September 10, 2018

Miftan Tamra High School, a vocational “last-chance” high school in the Arab city of Tamra, proves parent involvement results in greater student success. Miftan Tamra High School is a Village Way Educational Initiatives (VWEI) partner community with high rates of students leaving school before they graduate. Recently, this “last-chance” school developed a number of activities […]

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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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IsraElite graduates

Graduation at Village Way Gap-Year Leadership Programs

June 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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