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Page 6, HERITAGE, Florida Jewish News, April 4, 1980 A SCHOOL NURSE at the ORT Syngalowski Center in Tel Aviv examines one of the Center's students. From Shoemakers to Technical T Serves by Barbara Coenson-Roth HERITAGE Staff and Boris Smolar, JTA Editor Emeritus From shoemakers in Czarist Russia in 1880 to tech- nical engineers in 40 countries today, ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Train- ing) has trained more than a million needy Jews for the past 100 years. An organization whose growth intertwines with the his- tory of the Jews, ORT now celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, operates 800 vocational and technical schools educating more than |40,000 students annually with a staff of about 4,000 covering nearly ] 00 skills from IN FRANCE, a group of Parisian ORT students train to become eecutioe secretaries. fashions to electronics. Sweeping its mass mem- bership across five continents, ORT has coordinated a relief program for the oppressed Falashas of Ethiopia, estab- lished a School of Engineer- ing at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, opened the doors of the Bransom ORT Training Center in New York in ] 977 in addition to ORT schools in Argentina. Brazil, France, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Uruguay, Venezuela and Switzerland. In Israel alone, where ORT began its activities in 1949 by establishing a school in Jaffa for wounded veterans of Israel's War of Independence --and for newly arrived Displaced Persons who the restricted survived the Nazi camps in "Pale Germany--OR-[ maintains In 1 880 now a network of 80 modern Alexander II schools across the length and leading breadth of the land. Its school Samuel system in Israel offers the petition to thel largest and most varied pro- authority to grams for technical and voca- aid ofneed, tional education of youth and sion was adults. It constitutes the basic signed by course of training skilled man- Horace power for the country. More e m i n e n t than 100,000 students have Petersburg so far graduated from ORT communitie: schools, in Israel. The skills Russia they were taught range over establishment0 the. entire gamut of Israel's ameliorate the l economy. Jewish mass In recognition of ORT's developing world-wide accomplishments system in assisting and training more tural occu than 1,500,000 people, by Poliakov hil joint resolution, the 96th U.S. this fund Congress designates April 10. 25,000 rubles. 1980, as "ORT Centennial communities Day," calling the organization months about the "'earliest pioneer in the use in 400 towns of systematic vocational and sending in technical training as a strategy exceeding to banish deprivation and eco- Later new nomic backwardness," and a responded to "'part of the array of ongoing total reaching services that are essential to ORT was communities..." under ORT in Czarist Russia ship in St. At a time when most of the resentatives of! 6.000,000 Jews in Czarist Zhitomir and Russia were confined to small, centers crowded, poverty-stricken was as villages, a group of Jewish and his industrialists, permitted to altered the reside in St. Petersburg the Jews with (capital of Czarist Russia) con- sidered themselves morally tinued to respbnsible for the fate of the vocational oppressed Jewish masses in by All insurance is NOT It 8 __. Sound,Electronics, the some t. ;lii ' the sound decision" " [ COMPARE!! SAVE!!! iil t; 3051339-3555 We handle Life, Health, Auto, Business iii and Commercial insurance, il  Highway 436 400 Semoran Boulevard Casselberry, f 400-460 S. Semoran [Hwy. 436) Casseiberry DOCTOR FEELGOOD'S GIFTS & RECORDS Featuring a most Curative and Beneficent selection of Unusual Gifts, Musical Records and Sundry Items, Dr. Feeigood will prescribe Soothing Low Prices for all at the Good Doctor's Grand Opening. Visit him soon! RECORD SALE DOOR POSTERS Reg.,10 ONLY $7 99 WALL POSTERS Reg.'39 o ONLY $299s .... ""'"'"'""""'""I ,PLUS. 1 OFF T-SHIRTS w/TRANSFERS, | Bring This Ad for a Dollar off any adult T-Shirt| l w/Transfer of your choice, l I[llllll Ill lira Illllll Imlllmllll III !11 all Illl I IIII II iIIi IiIi illl im m i  S      n n u      n  u      ii iml mHml I. " Phone 331-8655 460 E. Hwy. 436e Casselber WEEKDAYS: 9:30-6 SAT.: "ALL THINGS SALES * SERVICE Darkroom Supplies Movie & Projection Ec Professional & Amateur Telescopes Specialists for LEITZ, and binoculars, CONTAX RTS, and all major PUPPIES n' "YOUR TOTAL PET HEADI eLarge selection of AKC Registered breeds) eKittens eBirds oGerbilS ! J 20% OFF ALL BREED DOG VISIT OUR FISH OPEN 7 OA MON. thru SA CALL FOR