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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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Coby is Helping Yemin Orde’s At-Risk Youth

May 10, 2017

Dear Friends and Family, In honor of my Bar Mitzvah, I am raising money to help fund recreational programming and the purchase of sports equipment at Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel. Yemin Orde is home, school and safe haven to 430 at-risk youth from all over the world. The Village provides its teenagers with a quality education, life […]

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Report from AIPAC 2017 Policy Conference

March 30, 2017

By Karen Sallerson, Executive Director, Friends of Yemin Orde   Recently, I had the privilege of attending my 7th AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.   It was great running into so many people from my past and present work from around the country who are active in the pro-Israel community. At the breakout session on […]

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Drawing Attention to Yemin Orde’s Art Program

March 16, 2017

Thank you and mazel tov to 12-year-old Talia Jacobsohn who raised more than $3,000 for her B’nai Mitzvah tzedekah project to help support Yemin Orde’s art therapy program. Talia, who is in the seventh grade at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD, is an avid artist.  She focuses her work on two-dimensional […]

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Climb (Almost) Every Mountain on Challenge Hike

March 15, 2017

Yemin Orde’s annual Challenge (Etgar) Hike tests 12th graders outdoor survival skills with a four-day, 100 kilometer trek from Mount Meron to the Village. Mount Meron, located in northern Israel, has special significance in Jewish religious tradition and is a beautiful nature reserve. For our youth, the challenge hike reinforces their connection to the Land of […]

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Purim Celebrated the Village Way

March 15, 2017

The festive Jewish holiday of Purim was celebrated at Yemin Orde and in our partner educational communities in Israel.  Youth donned homemade costumes, participated in readings of the Megillah-the Biblical story of Queen Esther and how she saved the Jews of Persia- and delivered Purim treat baskets to staff members and others. At Kedma, a […]

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South Florida Welcomes the Village Way

March 10, 2017

South Florida provided a warm welcome to representatives of Yemin Orde who recently toured the region to introduce the Village Way  to new friends. Batya Shmueli, who serves as Resource Development and Community Relations Manager at Yemin Orde, and Sandro Golis, a graduate of Yemin Orde, discussed their personal journeys to Israel and how the Village impacted […]

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mid-year progess reports

Excitement for Mid-Year Progress Reports

February 16, 2017

Yemin Orde’s youth recently received their mid-year progress report for the first half of the school year.  Educators sat with each child and gave positive feedback and suggestions for areas of improvement. There was also opportunity for teachers to discuss future goals for the upcoming semester with each student. This video gives you a glimpse […]

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