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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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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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New Village Way Handbook on Sale in Israel

May 23, 2018

New handbook to serve as inspirational resource for educators We are proud to report that the new Village Way Handbook is now on sale in bookstores throughout Israel.  The handbook, titled “It Takes a Village”, is written by Dotan Levy, Director, Village Way Educational Institute. Special thanks to World of Children for helping to fund publication […]

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Construction begins on new children's homes.

Construction Begins on New Children’s Homes

May 23, 2018

Construction underway for two upgraded and spacious homes. Building is underway for two new children’s homes at Yemin Orde Youth Village that will feature comfortable bedrooms and study environments – all important tools for school success.  The new homes will be ready for occupancy in Summer, 2019. Boston philanthropists, Douglas and Judith Krupp, provided a 1:1 […]

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Remembering our friend, vic gelb

May 23, 2018

vic gelb was a caring loving person and passionate leader This information was compiled from recent obituaries that appeared on the Jewish Federation of Cleveland website and the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper.  With deep sadness, Friends of Yemin Orde reports the passing of beloved longtime friend, vic gelb. He was 91. vic served for 14 years […]

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