Yeddidim,Israel's foremost Mentorinf and Leadership Organization
make a donation to Yeddidim
Document sans nom
Document sans nom
The Institute of Leadership
& Volunteerism
  Sector of Funding


In 1999, Yedidim’s Institute for Leadership and Volunteerism was established under the guidance and supervision of Prof. Hillel Shmid, former Dean of the School of Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In the fall of every year the group coordinators and regional supervisors take part in a 3 day intensive national training program in Jerusalem.  Through diverse workshops and seminars they are given the tools they will need to be able to begin their work in the field. For instance, they are taught how to do home visits, what Personal Advancement Programs entail, how to build a yearly work plan etc.  In addition to practical tools that they receive from professionals in the field, they also have the opportunity to discuss and debate problematic and challenging issues that arise with this population.  Typically, training programs combine theoretical discussions with practicum and provide a safe ‘space’ to test practical skills as well as thoughts and ideas. On a monthly basis, the coordinators are invited to national enrichment days that are designed to provide on-going, real-time assistance, as well as a supportive forum where they can share ideas, challenges and best practices.

The Institute is designed to further develop the skills of Yedidim’s 2,000 mentors, coordinators and volunteers. The Institute aims to integrate modern professional management with the spirit of altruism, volunteerism and “chesed”.

Award for Excellence in Management
Document sans nom
            American Friends of Yedidim
16133 Ventura Blvd Ste 955
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 986-4686
11 Beit Hadfus St, Givat Shaul, POB 34415
Jerusalem, Israel 95483
(972) 2 6429636

watch the video of yedidim

become a friend of yeddidim

All rights reserved to Yeddidim 1991-2007
yaelle davidBuilt & designed by Yaelle David