YEDA is just one of many programs we support to fund what matters most in the lives of
Jewish families here and in Israel. The schools, located in Northern Haifa, are inspired by
Houston’s KIPP: Knowledge Is Power Program. YEDA believes that their students’
demography should not determine their destiny. The Jewish Federation of Greater
Houston has committed to fund YEDA with $250,000 over 5 years.
The power of YEDA schools are spreading! At the start of school in 2016, YEDA Petach Tikvah welcomed 64 kids into 1st grade. Those children were divided into three classes. This was an incredible increase compared to 2015 when the school had only one class with 17 students.
The gap in education between wealthy and poor in Israel
YEDA’s Pillars are inspired by Houston’s KIPP schools.
Education chair, Sandra Finkelman, spends time with YEDA students on the 2015 Federation Mission trip to Israel.
Demography Defines Destiny
Article by Joshua Zoia, One World Team Member and Former Superintendent of KIPP NYC, discusses lessons learned from 20 years of growth of KIPP from two schools to 183 schools and applying those lessons for grown of Israeli YEDA schools. http://t1wns.org/building-the-ecosystemthe-key-to-successful-scaling