New ORT Centre inaugurated at Moscow Jewish School


20 November 2002 A state-ofthe-art ORT Multimedia Technology Centre was inaugurated at the Lipman School in Moscow. Thanks to generous support from the UJA Federation of New York; Sir Maurice Hatter of the U.K., Deputy President of World ORT; Senator from the Russian Federation Leonid Nevzlin; the Moscow Jewish Community and the local authorities, the Centre is fully functioning and being used with much enthusiasm by the more than 300 students at the school. The Lipman School, established in 1991, is one of the largest Jewish schools in Moscow, home to a Jewish community of some 300,000. Students at the school study a standard curriculum, specified by the Russian Ministry of Education, within an Israeli-Jewish environment. Prior to September 2002, when the ORT Centre became operational, the school was lacking technological facilities. The Centre at the Lipman School is one of a number of similar World ORT projects in the CIS and Baltic States which are part of ORTs strategy in creating successful and attractive Jewish schools built upon the delivering high quality education that will provide their graduates with a real competitive advantage when seeking higher education and opportunities for employment.