Friends of Yemin Orde To Honor Israeli Visionary Educator, Chaim Peri, At International Gala in New York City


Jewish American vocalist, Matisyahu, to perform at private evening event.

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friends of Yemin Orde will honor acclaimed visionary educator, Chaim Peri, with its Tikkun Ha'Lev Award at an international gala, May 8, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental, New York City. The private event will feature an acoustic concert by Jewish American vocalist, Matisyahu. At the gala, Chaim Peri will be honored for his lifetime of devotion and advocacy on behalf of Israel's at-risk and immigrant youth. Tikkun Ha'Lev means mending the heart in Hebrew and is part of the Village Way methodology developed by Chaim when he served as Director of Yemin Orde Youth Village for 30 years. Visit

Today, Chaim Peri serves as Founder, Village Way Educational Initiatives (VWEI), as well as Director-Emeritus, of Yemin Orde Youth Village, located in northern Israel. The Village provides a home, school and safe haven to 430 fragile immigrant youth from around the world. VWEI expands the Village Way methodology to 36 other youth villages and high schools in Israel.

Matisyahu's most recent album, Undercurrent, is the result of a lifelong musical journey inward and speaks to listeners on a personal level. He said: "All of my songs are influenced and inspired by the teachings that inspire me. I want my music to have meaning, to be able to touch people and make them think."

Gala Co-Chairs Jeffrey and Kimberly Hirschfeld said Matisyahu's international popularity and his unique acoustic styling will provide for an intimate and one-of-a-kind performance.

"Matisyahu's acoustic concerts are both moving and spiritual. His performance will be appreciated and enjoyed by all generations of guests at our gala," Jeffrey Hirschfeld said.

The Hirschfelds are principals at Hirschfeld Properties LLC and Hirschfeld Management, Inc. (HMI), a diversified real estate development company in New York City. Jeffrey Hirschfeld has
served on the Friends of Yemin Orde Board of Directors since 2011 and, along with his wife, Kimberly, actively advocates on behalf of Yemin Orde.

"Chaim Peri is not only a close friend, but also one of our personal heroes," said Jeffrey Hirschfeld. "It will be a special evening that will inspire you and remind you that without our children and those who nurture, guide and protect them, the world cannot and would not exist."

CONTACT: Barbara Sherbill, 202-237-0286,


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