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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Welcome to Our New Board Members

January 21, 2019

Friends of Yemin Orde welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors.

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Genna’s Bat Mitzvah Project

January 10, 2019

Please help me raise funds for Yemin Orde’s therapeutic arts programs. For my bat mitzvah tzedekah (charity) project, I am raising money for Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel to help support its extracurricular therapeutic arts programs, such as ceramics, dance, music, photography and more. Yemin Orde Youth Village, located south of Haifa, is home, […]

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My Bat Mitzvah Project at Yemin Orde Youth Village

December 30, 2018

Yemin Orde Youth Village, located south of Haifa, is home, school and safe haven to 430 at-risk and immigrant youth, ages 14-19, who are first generation Israelis, or their parents are first generation Israelis, from from Ethiopia, the Former Soviet Union, France, and Brazil. The Village’s youth arrive at Yemin Orde from the lowest end […]

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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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students in Yemin Orde classroom

Yemin Orde High School Receives Top Rating in Israel

October 31, 2018

Israel’s Ministry of Education cites Yemin Orde’s high school for top 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 […]

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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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Help Eli Support Israel’s At-Risk Youth

September 24, 2018

In honor of his upcoming bar mitzvah, Eli Germain, 13, is raising funds to support the recreational sports programs at Yemin Orde Youth Village. Eli and his family visited Israel and Yemin Orde in 2016 to commemorate his older sister’s bat mitzvah. Even as a 10 year-old, Eli said he was moved by the experience […]

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