On Thursday, November 8, Montgomery School and ESF Camps will host Dr. Chaim Peri, the director and chief educator at Yemin Orde in Israel for 27 years, to discuss “Instilling Values in your Children: Complementing Intuition with Method.” This event is free and open to the public.
Yemin Orde is home, at any give time, to some 500 at-risk, disadvantaged, immigrant children and teenagers from more than 20 countries throughout the world. More than 55 percent of those living and studying at Yemin Orde today are immigrants from Ethiopia, some 30 percent from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and others are from Latin America, Europe and some Israeli-born children from deprived backgrounds. All the children are from the lowest end of the socio-economic scale and have suffered one form of trauma or another in their young lives, including abandonment, separation and worse. The village serves as both a home and school environment and is dedicated to giving youngsters the highest-possible level of care and education, cultivating their self-esteem and building leadership qualities through innovative outreach programs.
Under the leadership of Dr. Peri, Yemin Orde developed unique methodologies which he will share during the event, including how to:
- Empower children to believe in themselves and their innate abilities
- Help children develop the academic and social skills needed to succeed in school and later life
- Encourage children to become leaders in their own right
- Teach children to know the comfort and joy of aiding others.
During Chaim’s 27 years as director and chief educator at Yemin Orde, the village twice won the President’s Prize for Education. In 1996, the prestigious Guardian of the Child Award was bestowed jointly on Chaim and the village. In May 2005, Chaim was a torch lighter at the opening celebrations of Independence Day on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. In 2007, he was further honored with the Exemplary Educator of Israel award. The same year marked the publication of his boo: Reclaiming Adolescents: A Return to the Village State; Wisdom on Education and Parenting from Yemin Orde Youth Village. Chaim was just nominated by Elie Wiesel for the highest award that can be bestowed upon an individual in Israel, the Israel Prize.
Dr. Chaim Peri
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Bell Hall, Montgomery School, 1141 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs PA 19425
Free and open to the public, no reservations required
Refreshments available at 6:45 PM
About Montgomery School:
Montgomery School is an independent, co-educational day school serving prekindergarten through grade eight in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. The School is dedicated to the development of each child in mind and body through academics, fine and performing arts, and athletics in an enriching cultural and physical environment. The School is equally committed to the development of each child's character, with an emphasis on integrity, respect, responsibility, and service to others.
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