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ORT’s Israel schools meld technology and tikkun olam


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/science_and_technology/article/orts_israel_schools_meld_technology_and_tikkun_olam_20070817

With 167 high schools and colleges serving 100,000 students, the independent, apolitical ORT Israel system is taking over many Israeli schools, teaching a curriculum of both technology -- from the cutting edge of satellites and nanobiotechnology to the basic nuts and bolts of mechanical engineering -- and instilling Jewish values of giving back to society. With these two focal points, ORT Israel hopes to revolutionize the Israeli educational system -- and Israeli society.

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