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As early as 1935, local Jews
formed an ORT committee in Cuba. In 1943, a school was established
in Havana, which helped newly arrived Jewish emigrants. After an
absence of more than 40 years, ORT reinitiated its help for the
Cuban Jewish Community.
The Jewish Community's ORT Technological Center,
in complete collaboration with World ORT, was inaugurated on November
Due to the current impact of the informatization
of the Cuban society and the increasing necessity of having a good
Jewish education in our Community, the main objective of the Center
have been to qualify Jews and affiliates of our Community in the
use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), and to
develop academic activities for teaching Hebrew and Judaism to members
of the Jewish Community.
Ing. William Miller. National Director.
MsC. Irene Klaindorf. Academic Advisor.
Eng. Ana María Rudnica
Eng. Denise Klaindorf
Lic. Ida Gutsztat
MD. Deborah Soriano
Lic. Caridad Behar
Mrs. Eugenia Malutina
Mrs. Marlen Rivera Nisembaun
Eng. Rubi Recio
Lic. Mercedes Caballero
Lic. Raymil Marrero
In our work for increasing our activities we are
introduced new courses: Typewriting, Marketing and Languages, are
examples of this.
The activities of the project
are divided in a total of 12 groups for training in the use of ICT,
divided by ages or academic interests. These groups each works two
hours twice a week between Monday and Friday. Our program also extends
to the Sunday Jewish School, where Hebrew and Judaism are taught
to five groups of children and teenagers.
Up to 120 students can be registered for each period
of courses, of which 40% can be non-members of the Jewish Community.
At this point, 818 part time students (members and non-members of
the Community) have enrolled, of whom 515 have completed their studies
- with an average score of 62.96 % - in a total of 66 courses.
In a unique partnership with the Cuban Jewish community, World ORT
and ORT Cuba have designed and created the first ever website dedicated
to the Jewish Community of Cuba.
On August, 2003, in collaboration with World ORT, five ORT Cuba
students were among the first Cuban group taking part on a Taglit
- Birthright Israel program.
The Jewish Community in Havana continues facing new challenges,
the technological era have became part of the Community. We have
incorporated new communication tools which provide many advantages
in our daily work, we have strengthen the spirits of our people
in been educated for life.
Our project works towards advancing the development
and diffusion of ORT programs within the Jewish Community of Cuba.
We also aim to achieve a higher level of professionalism, for example:
- Collaboration with the rest of the Jewish Communities
of the country.
- Development of a national communication network for the
Jewish community all over the country.
- Summer courses for Jewish children.
- Special courses for elderly Jewish people.
- Development of non-technological academic activities:
Handmade works courses, Music courses for children and teenagers.
- Development of the distance education learning
using electronic mail as a method of communication.
- Establishing new collaborations with ORT International
- Training of the Jewish instructors of the
project, starting with collaboration between ORT schools all over
the world, in fields of expertise of great demand in the Jewish
Community: Hebrew, Judaism, technical specialties, etc.
Thanks to World ORT, Women's American ORT and
American ORT, who has supported this project in Cuba, we were able,
with our efforts, to obtain the current results. Today we can feel
proud of having a technological center of such magnitude in our
Community. Now we can begin to speak of Cuban Jews who are prepared
to carry out any activity in today's new world of advanced technologies.
Thanks to all the people who invested their trust in us, we can
hope for better results as this new century progresses.
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General Coordinator: William Miller, Eng.
Academic Coordinator: Irene Klaindorf, MsC.
Centro Tecnológico "Ana y Ben Dizik"
Casa de la Comunidad Hebrea de Cuba
Calle i Esq. 13, Vedado
Ciudad de La Habana
Phone: (537) 832 8953
Fax:(537) 33 3778