Co-Chairs Announced for 2018 International Gala in NYC

November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Gala is set for Tuesday, May 8, 2018  at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. Chaim Peri will receive the Friends of Yemin Orde Tikkun Ha’Lev Award for decades of devotion to children at risk in Israel. Friends of Yemin Orde is pleased to announce that Jeffrey and Kimberly Taylor Hirschfeld will serve as Co-Chairs of […]

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A Sacred Gift in Memory of a Child

June 28, 2017

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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An Important Letter of Unity from Chaim Peri

June 28, 2017

Very dear friends and partners, Shalom In the face of the recent ruling in Israel, which excludes the Reform and Conservative movements, I feel that our basic values are under attack, and find it imperative to connect with you and share our angle. Whatever else must happen to the Jewish People?! Which painful, historic lesson […]

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Congratulations to 2017 Graduates of Yemin Orde!

June 28, 2017

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

June 26, 2017

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

June 14, 2017

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

May 24, 2017

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

May 24, 2017

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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Israeli Leaders Travel from Mt. Carmel to the Hollywood Hills

May 24, 2017

Yemin Orde’s Israeli leadership recently wrapped up a whirlwind fundraising tour after visiting six U.S. cities in two weeks. Special thanks to FYO board members and supporters who organized and hosted events in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Los Angeles, as well as to Yemin Orde graduates, Sandro Golis and Miriam Ciesler, who attended […]

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Yemin Orde to Build Two New Homes for its Fragile Children

May 22, 2017

Friends of Yemin Orde was recently awarded $2 million in a successful challenge match to build new homes for a total of 50 children at Yemin Orde Youth Village. The challenge, granted by Boston philanthropists, Douglas and Judith Krupp, provided a 1:1 match up to a $1 million to build the two new homes at the […]

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Trailblazers Course Trains Emerging Leaders in Village Way

May 15, 2017

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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