n. A global technical and vocational training organization driven by Jewish values.
Languages of Origin
Общество Ремесленного tруда obshchestvo remeslenava truda 'Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades'
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
World ORT Union, Organisation for Rehabilitation through Training
"With operations in more than 50 countries, ORT builds schools and trains students in a variety of skills. The organization pays special attention to immigrants who need to learn both language and retraining skills when they emigrate to the State of Israel or the United States. Founded in Czarist Russia in 1880 to provide skills in trades and agriculture, ORT was the acronym for the organization’s Russian name. An English name—the Organization for Rehabilitation and Training—has been bestowed retroactively. Its official title is the World ORT Union. In the United States, fund-raising is done by chapters of Women’s American ORT." (JPS)
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