ORT students from the Formet Soviet Union preparing Pesach
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Educating for life
ORT students from the Formet Soviet Union preparing Pesach
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Prioritising STEM education
ORT students from the Formet Soviet Union preparing Pesach
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Connecting people around the world
ORT students from the Formet Soviet Union preparing Pesach
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Enhancing employability
ORT students from the Formet Soviet Union preparing Pesach
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Giving life-changing opportunities
ORT students from the Formet Soviet Union preparing Pesach
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Celebrating Jewish Life
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Creating opportunities.

World ORT is the world’s largest Jewish education and vocational training non-governmental organisation.

Started in 1880, World ORT is today operational in 37 countries and helps around 300 000 students around the world. Specialised in technology, our mission is to provide communities wherever they are, with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the complexities and uncertainties of their environment.

What is Education?

Education helps people realize their dreams, become who they want to be. Education empowers poorer communities, giving them the opportunity to grow and become self-sufficient. It’s also about sharing and connecting, to learn from each other. 

Watch this video to see World ORT’s impact on education across the world.

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Zog Nit Keynmol - The Partisans' Song
You can see how the students at the ORT school in Chernivtsi, Ukraine were inspired by Zog Nit Keynmol, the partisan song written by the young Vilna poet Hirsh Glik to a melody by Soviet-Jewish composer Dimitri Pokrass.
See how one man is spurring on new generations to appreciate the song more deeply: elirab.me/teaching-the-partisan-song-to-a-new-generation/.
And find out more about this and other Holocaust-related music at our website: holocaustmusic.ort.org/.
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April 23rd, 9:01 pm

A song for Yom HaShoah
With each Yom HaShoah the number of Survivors dwindles making the challenge of engaging new generations more difficult and more urgent. But Australian film maker Eli Rabinowitz has found a way – and it’s inspired ORT students across the Former Soviet Union.

Eli has started an international push to popularise the partisan song Zog Nit Keynmol by linking ORT and non-ORT schools in an online programme to not only learn its Yiddish – or Hebrew – words but also to delve into its meaning and historical significance and to share what they learn.

The result has moved groups of students at World ORT schools in Kiev, Odessa, Kishinev, Vilnius, Chernivtsi, Tallinn, Moscow, Kazan and Samara to prepare videos for Yom HaShoah singing the anthem written by the Vilna poet Hirsh Glik to a melody by the Soviet-Jewish composer Dimitri Pokrass.

“This is a powerful statement and shows that we can link the generations this way,” South Africa-born Eli said. “How many Survivors will be with us next year? Let’s honour them and their legacy. Yom HaShoah is such a significant day for them and for our youth - for all of us! We are all survivors!”

Find out more about Eli's project here: elirab.me/teaching-the-partisan-song-to-a-new-generation/
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April 23rd, 2:30 pm

World ORT added 5 new photos — with Tatyana Khotyleva and 6 others.

An intellectual smorgasbord has been laid out in Moscow for this year’s Limmud – and ORT is playing a leading role in ensuring that its record 2,500 participants’ hunger for learning is satisfied.

This weekend’s series of seminars, workshops and cultural activities features contributions from ORT Russia President Professor Alexander Asmolov and three other prominent ORT personalities; ORT Russia provides technical support and its alumni feature prominently among the volunteers running the proceedings.

“It’s very important that ORT is here,” said ORT Russia Director of Development Mikhail Libkin, who co-chairs the festival of Jewish learning. “The Chief Rabbi of Moscow, Pinchas Goldschmidt, has said how Limmud has become the main event for secular Jews in Russia. The people who are attracted to Limmud are our natural constituency – educated but more on the margins of the community. The ORT-Limmud partnership is a win-win: we help to make the event better with technical assistance and to make our students and families part of the event. And we can show parents that there are fantastic Jewish educational opportunities available for their children at our schools.”

The first Limmud Conference took place in the UK in 1980. Since then Limmud seminars and conferences have spread around the globe attracting Jews of all ages and backgrounds, including those who have studied Jewish topics intensively and others who have very little practical knowledge. Limmud FSU was founded in 2006.
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April 21st, 9:30 am

An intellectual smorgasbord has been laid out in Moscow for this year’s Limmud – and ORT is playing a leading role in ensuring that its record 2,500 participants’ hunger for learning is satisfied. 

This weekend’s series of seminars, workshops and cultural activities features contributions from ORT Russia President Professor Alexander Asmolov and three other prominent ORT personalities; ORT Russia provides technical support and its alumni feature prominently among the volunteers running the proceedings.

“It’s very important that ORT is here,” said ORT Russia Director of Development Mikhail Libkin, who co-chairs the festival of Jewish learning. “The Chief Rabbi of Moscow, Pinchas Goldschmidt, has said how Limmud has become the main event for secular Jews in Russia. The people who are attracted to Limmud are our natural constituency – educated but more on the margins of the community. The ORT-Limmud partnership is a win-win: we help to make the event better with technical assistance and to make our students and families part of the event. And we can show parents that there are fantastic Jewish educational opportunities available for their children at our schools.”

The first Limmud Conference took place in the UK in 1980. Since then Limmud seminars and conferences have spread around the globe attracting Jews of all ages and backgrounds, including those who have studied Jewish topics intensively and others who have very little practical knowledge. Limmud FSU was founded in 2006.

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