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Future of ORT Schools in Former Soviet Union on Shaky Ground

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/giving/article/future_of_ort_schools_in_former_soviet_union_on_shaky_ground_20091115

The Jewish life that once was so vibrant in Eastern Europe was long ago ravaged, if not destroyed — first by the Holocaust and then by communist regimes. The latter strictly forbade all religious practice, and even being culturally Jewish was considered socially detrimental and potentially life threatening.

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