Thursday, December 9, 2010

Yemin Orde Youth Village school in urgent need

Last week there was a Youth Village school for orphans called "Yemin Orde" in the Carmel.

That was last week.

The school was named after Major-General Orde Charles Wingate, DSO and two bars (26 February 1903 – 24 March 1944), the famous British Army officer who formed and trained the Haggana, which eventually turned into the Israel Defense Forces with the establishment of the State of Israel.

Yemin Orde was founded in 1953 by the British Friends of Youth Aliyah, in order to accommodate Holocaust orphans and immigrant children during the great immigration waves of the fifties. “Yemin Orde” literally means “in the memory of Orde.”

The Beit Knesset (Synagogue) at Yemin Orde
Last week there was a 77-acre campus which was home to more than 500 orphaned children from around the world. The children lived in 20 children’s houses, each named after an historical figure. The campus included a high school offering a complete academic curriculum, an art and music centre a large computer department, a fully-equipped carpentry shop, a central dining room, library and extensive sports facilities.

On December 3rd 2010, despite the best efforts of Israeli and Greek fire fighters, the school was almost completely destroyed in the Carmel Wildfires.
Greek Fire plane battling the blaze over Yemin Orde
The Fire reaches Yemin Orde

The Aftermath

They are in desperate need of what ever you can donate.

To donate money via credit card:

You can contact the school reperesentative in Israel:

Yemin Orde Wingate Youth Village
D.N. Hof Ha Carmel
30895 ISRAEL
Tel: 011-972-04-9840683
Fax - Outreach Department: 011-972-4-15348148219

You can donate in the United Kingdom by going here: (Thanks Peter for the link!)

Friends of Yemin Orde in USA
12230 Wilkins Ave.
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 202-237-0286
Fax: 202-248-0700

1 comment:

Reb Mordechai said...

Added a new post on the Yemin Orde Youth Village orphanage school.

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