Azeez Family Provides Leadership with Transformative Gift 

July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Friends of Yemin Orde receives extraordinary gift that allows for completion of funding needed to build two major capital projects at Yemin Orde Youth Village. We are pleased to announce that Friends of Yemin Orde has received a transformative gift of $1.5 million from longtime donors Kathy and Michael Azeez. This gift will allow for […]

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Yemin Orde Remembers Elie Wiesel

July 5, 2016

Yemin Orde remembers Elie Wiesel, a great and inspiring friend to Israel’s youth. In 2008, Yemin Orde Youth Village hosted Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, at the dedication ceremony of the Marion and Elie Wiesel Children’s Home.  The home was made possible by the Jack and Elisa Klein Foundation, a supporting foundation of the […]

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Preparing for the Road Ahead

July 5, 2016

Yemin Orde’s gap year leadership programs for young immigrant men and women are the only such leadership programs geared specifically for at-risk immigrant youth. For the 67 graduates of the young men’s program (Mechina in Hebrew), family members got a taste of the kind of subjects taught in the program, which included Israeli geography, public […]

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Best Wishes to the 2016 Graduates of Yemin Orde

June 29, 2016

The 2016 graduates of Yemin Orde High School received their diplomas on Monday, June 20 in front of hundreds of family members, educators, friends and special guests. This year’s graduation theme, “Journeys of Enlightenment,” reflected the immigration experiences of the students, most of whom are first generation Israelis. There were 107 graduates this year, including 16 French-Jewish […]

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French-Jewish Teens See a Bright Future in Israel

June 24, 2016

Among the 107 graduates at Yemin Orde Youth Village’s high school are 16 French-Jewish teens  who fled to Israel following a dramatic rise in anti-Semitism and violence against Jews. Some of these youth lived in financially-challenged single parent households, and others had language, economic and educational difficulties when they arrived in Israel. Some of them arrived […]

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Village Way Partner Communities Host Graduate Celebrations

June 18, 2016

Village Way partner communities recently hosted special graduation celebrations at  high schools and other educational communities across Israel.  These 26 communities are part of the Village Way Educational Initiatives framework, which is designed to empower educators in Israel with resources and training to better help their at-risk students learn and become productive citizens of Israel. Students’ talents and achievements were highlighted […]

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Friends of Yemin Orde Recognized for Fiscal Management

June 3, 2016

Friends of Yemin Orde has received an exemplary Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator for exemplary fiscal management for the 11th year. Only a quarter of rated charities achieve this distinction. Charity Navigator is the top independent charity evaluator in the United States. This distinction indicates that Friends of Yemin Orde outperforms most other charities in […]

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Education Trailblazers Set New Paths for Learning

June 1, 2016

In the fall of 2015, Village Way Educational Initiatives launched its Trailblazer’s course for emerging leaders in partnering educational communities in order to set new paths for learning.  The “Trailblazers” recently completed their one-year program and will now set a new course in education in their own communities. The course is organized in cooperation with Tel […]

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French Day Serving Croissants and Couscous

May 3, 2016

Yemin Orde Youth Village is currently home to 115 French-Jewish youth, many of North African descent, whose families moved to Israel from Paris, Bordeaux, Marseilles, Nice, and Toulouse.  For the past two years, the French teens have organized French Day at the Village, sharing their culture, food, music and more with their new  friends from other […]

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Debate Club Strengthens Communication and Learning Skills

May 3, 2016

The benefits of learning how to speak publicly in Yemin Orde’ s Debate Club help its at-risk teens gain self-confidence, sharpen critical thinking skills, strengthen academic skills, and develop the important ability to communicate clearly in a public forum. The Village’s debate club works hard throughout the year to develop and improve these skills and to present […]

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Passover Links the Past with the Promise of a Productive Life in Israel

May 3, 2016

Passover links the miracle of a great exodus in our Jewish history with the promises of freedom and a productive life for the Village’s youth today. The story of Yemin Orde, for me, is the story of Zionism and the Jewish people. The Passover story provides opportunity to link our personal narratives with the collective history […]

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