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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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 tenth 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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Yemin Orde Youth Choir Ends U.S. Tour on a High Note

April 28, 2016

The Yemin Orde Youth Choir ended its two-week concert tour of select U.S. cities  on a high note. The 12-member choir traveled to select U.S. cities to build awareness and understanding for the challenges faced by at-risk youth throughout Israel. The choir, which consists of 11 teenagers and one graduate of Yemin Orde, performed in front […]

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Touring Jerusalem with the Women of IsraElite

April 12, 2016

Participants in the Young Women’s IsraElite Gap Year Leadership Program (Mechina in Hebrew) spent one week touring Jerusalem and exploring and learning about that ancient city. Many core elements of the Village Way methodology are integrated into this activity including “Anchors in the Past” (reinforcing cultural identity) and “Anchors in the Future” (teaching life skills such […]

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Yemin Orde Graduates Are Positive Role Models

April 12, 2016

Graduates Day at Yemin Orde is one of the most important events of the year when alumni return and are seen as positive role models by the younger children at the Village. This year, 79 graduates returned to the Village to receive scholarships for higher education or financial aid to ease economic challenges faced by many young […]

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Gelfand Science Program Sparks Curiosity in At-Risk Teens

April 12, 2016

The Gelfand Science Enrichment Program sparks curiosity and creates science opportunities for youth in Yemin Orde’s Village Way Educational Initiatives partner communities. Youth who participate in these programs would otherwise never have such enriching experiences. The program is bringing interactive science workshops from some of Israel’s leading institutes to at-risk youth in partner educational communities, and […]

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