The renovated ORT Tallinn Jewish School, originally established in 1924, now caters to more than 370 Jewish students.
The Jewish day school opened in 1990 and joined the ORT network in 2008. Its students enjoy a high quality education, the general syllabus complemented by a comprehensive Jewish Studies programme and a range of ICT courses, from basic computer literacy to 3D modelling.
It is a vital component in the 2,000-strong Jewish community’s regeneration since Nazi Germany declared the country judenfrei (“free of Jews”) in 1942. After the war, Russian-speaking Jews from the Soviet Union settled in the country together with some of the 4,500 Estonian Jews who had fled the Nazi invasion.