Aloney Yitzchak Youth Village
"Naturally A Home"
Since the creation of the
State of Israel, thousands of orphaned and/or immigrant youth from around the
world have come to Aloney Yitzchak Youth Village to live, to learn, and to
become integrated citizens of Israel. Since the 1970’s the Village also serves
native Israeli teens whose homes cannot currently provide what they need to
become successful in life. i
What is Aloney Yitzchak?
Founded on a nature preserve south of Haifa to absorb children orphaned by the Holocaust, Aloney Yitzchak Youth Village continues today, in the same location, to help youth with high potential from challenging backgrounds who live and learn on this green campus make the most of their precious lives. Over 300 live on campus, joined daily by approximately 150 day students from the surrounding communities. Offering a junior and senior high school, dormitories, and an extensive, nurturing, enriching physical and social environment including sports and arts facilities, the Village supports its students in every way an ideal community can.
Who Are Our Students?
Youth are given the message, “You have tremendous potential. Your family cannot, right now, provide you with all you need to realize this, so we, your community, will. We need and believe in you!” This year the Village serves:
- 140 boys (46%), 162 girls (54%)
- 51% are from the FSU (former Soviet Union); 31% are Sabra’s; 13% Ethiopian; 3% from Latin America; 2% (8) other (Asia, Hungary, other)
- 48% from 2-parent families; 37% divorced families; 15% single parent; 5% (15) orphans
What are the Advantages of the Village for these Youth?:
- 77% of the families have at least one working parent
Offering a junior and senior high school,
dormitories, and an extensive, nurturing, enriching physical and social
environment including sports, art, music, dance, and organic agriculture
programs, the Village supports its youth in every way an ideal community can.
are given the message, "You have tremendous potential. Right now your family cannot provide you with
all you need to realize your potential so we, your community, will. We need and believe in you!
- Students enjoy needed physical and psychological safety and stability in a nurturing educational environment.
- By virtue of students living on campus, there are many more “teachable hours” than at a traditional school. Values taught in school are supported during non-academic hours. The Conflict Resolution Center recently won the national prize.
- Classes are smaller than at traditional public schools.
- Students partake in a wide variety of artistic, sports, leadership, and community service opportunities.
- One day a week each student works. Every department has students working in it -- students do all the cleaning, including laundry.
- Jewish and Israeli holidays are celebrated in a big way.
What Are The Results?:
- The Village has an award-winning Agricultural Education Center, and is a “Green School.” Its location on a nature preserve helps the Village teach and model respect for the environment; organic produce is cultivated and sold.
Aloney Yitzchak Youth Village helps students dream bigger and achieve their dreams.
- Bagrut (matriculation) results are significantly higher than the national average: In 2015 81% received full certification (national average 58.5%); 83.9% in 2014 (51% national.)
- Approximately 97% of the students go on to serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and an unusually high percentage in the fighting units.
- One third of this year’s graduating class opted to give Israel an additional year of service, signing up to do a year of volunteer service before going to the IDF.
- Of the 120 soldiers nationwide who received the President of Israel’s “Outstanding Soldier of the Year” Award this year, two are graduates.
- Many attend university after the military.
- Many graduates go on to become leaders in the military, business, the arts, and our communities.
DONATE NOW On behalf of the children, thank you for supporting youth with high potential from challenging backgrounds by supporting Aloney Yitzchak Youth Village. The government funds basic living and learning needs. For additional opportunities such as music, supplementary learning, sports, trips, leadership programs, and special therapies, other funding is needed. Your support can be sent via:
- Check in shekels, dollars*, British sterling, or euros to
Aloney Yitzchak Youth Village
DN Menashe 37810
- Or Electronically through "Israel Gives" http://www.israelgives.org/amuta/510089022
*Donations from the US are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law by mailing a check (of at least $25) payable and sent to PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. 317 Madison Avenue, Suite 607, New York, NY 10017 with a recommendation that it be used for Aloney Yitzchak Youth Village