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The Organization for Rehabilitation through Training is a worldwide vocational training organization. Founded in Russia in 1880, it has since become a global movement in Jewish life. It now operates in 35 countries, with a student body of nearly 100,000 attending classes and workshops in more than 800 training units. Its institutions include vocational high schools, advanced technical courses and schools on the junior college level, apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship courses, factory schools, and prevocational programs for adults.

ORT’s largest program is ORT Israel with more than 70,000 students. It plays an important part in building Israel’s economic strength and social structure. ORT is represented in the U.S. by the American ORT Federation (AOF), founded in 1922.

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