Creating Jewish Schools for the 21st Century

To provide modern equipment, teacher-training and facilities for ORT's network of Jewish Day Schools throughout the Former Soviet Union in order to provide the best vocational and Jewish education to communities at risk.

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • ReligiousReligious


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



ORT maintains 17 Jewish Day Schools throughout the Former Soviet Union which provide an excellent vocational education alongside a broad Jewish studies curriculum. For many families, these schools are the first positive contact they have enjoyed with their faith for two or more generations. In order to convince parents who have grown up with no positive associations to their faith to send their young people to Jewish schools, these schools must provide the best available secular education. Once enrolled, the children are reintroduced to their heritage and culture, re-connecting them with the Jewish people. In order to provide an excellent education, ORT needs to invest in the teachers and technology which make its vocational schools attractive places to study. The exact investment varies from school to school, depending on need, but includes ICT equipment, teacher training, and extra-curricular Jewish activities. ORT is seeking funders for specific schools, and for the whole network, and would be keen to hear from donors interested in finding out more.