The ORT Sholom Aleichem School will be a place of pride for Lithuania and its educational system, Principal Misha Jakobas promised when the school re-opened at its new site two years ago. He’s been true to his word – the school is now recognised as the most modern in the country and local media describe it as "state of the art". … See MoreSee Less
Chanukah activities with grandparents at CIM-ORT. It’s just one of the ways ORT schools nurture children’s love for being Jewish. As the former British Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, put it recently, “to defend a country you need an army. But to defend a civilisation you need schools. You need education as the conversation between the generations. Whatever the society, the culture or the faith, we need to teach our children, and they theirs, what we aspire to and the ideals we were bequeathed by those who came before us. We need to teach our children the story of which we and they are a part, and we need to trust them to go further than we did, when they come to write their own chapter.” (see goo.gl/4a9AJh) … See MoreSee Less
It’s here at last! The ORT family wishes you and your family a bright and happy Chanukah!
Mazal tov to the teams from the ORT Pri Etz Chaim School in Bishkek (left) and the Kiev Educational Complex – this year’s winners of the World ORT Chanukah Dreidel competition! They’ve won $100 each towards their schools’ Chanukah parties. And well done to all who took part – you did a great job! Chanukah sameach! (Watch the video to see their dreidels in action: goo.gl/qL5hq4.) … See MoreSee Less
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel Long gone are the days of making a dreidel out of clay. Our students have been using skills in 3D printing, textiles, carpentry and animation for their entries in the World ORT Chanukah Dreidel competition. Schools from Latin America to the Former Soviet Union have had teams compete to win $100 towards a school Chanukah party – and the resulting creations are enough to make your head spin! Take a look at the video – and watch out for the announcement of the winners later today… … See MoreSee Less
Show your dedication to education this Chanukah At World ORT we’re dedicated to education. And just as the words ‘Chanukah’ (dedication) and ‘chinuch’ (education) share a common Hebrew root so are our values firmly rooted in Jewish tradition. Our international education network enables us to provide exciting educational opportunities for students and stimulating professional development for our teachers. These effective programmes made a direct impact on hundreds of people this year – people like Yakov Hayon, a principal at Kfar Hasidim Youth Village in Israel. Hear him describe how he benefited in this video. Please support us so hundreds more will benefit next year. We may work wonders but we can’t rely on miracles – even at Chanukah time. Express your dedication to education here: www.ort.org/support-world-ort-education… See MoreSee Less