Global Shtetlnet Project – An Update


Our goal is to connect teachers and students at:

  • Jewish Day Schools
  • Tolerance Education Centre Schools (TEC) in Lithuania
  • ORT schools in the FSU
  • other similar educational institutions in the Baltics, Central and Eastern Europe


  • by sharing stories of Jewish life both past and present
  • focus on the shtetl and kehilla
  • exchange of ideas and projects
  • small peer groups of students
  • extending to a wider group
  • no extra resources required by schools


Our list of participating schools:

Moriah College, Sydney

Atzalynas High School in Kedainiai
Kalvarijos High School in Kalvarija
Solomo Aleichemo ORT School in Vilnius

Technological Lycee ORT. BZ Herzl, Kishinev

South Africa:
United Herzlia Schools

King David Victory Park

NVK #141 ORT Kiev


Technical assistance is provided by Steve Sherman of Living Maths in Cape Town:

If you would like to join our group and for further information, contact

Eli Rabinowitz



Some videos from the students:

Two animated videos on the topic of the Holocaust, made by ORT high school students in Kiev.

Every year they discuss this topic using creative works of the students.

The film “Butterflies do not live in ghetto” based on the poem, written in 1942 by one of the Shoah’s victims – Paul Friedman.

The film “The dream about the theatre” is the project work in the preparation for the trip “Masa Shorashim” in Poland this year.

Journey To The Roots 2015  Маса Шорашим 2015 

A video of the Kishinev ORT school students Masa Shorashim visit to Lithuania and Poland in 2015.



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One Reply to “Global Shtetlnet Project – An Update”

  1. the TPRS method of teaching languages to groups is doing wonders – with university students of Latin actually speaking the language, rather than just a theoretical knowledge as has generally been the case up until now.

    By getting lots of concentranted comprehensible content to the students, they can aquire the language as if they were living in that environemnt. I would encourage you guys to have a look at this, if some language sharing is gonna be a part of these interactions.

    Sometimes there are things that you can only get when you look at the world thru the other person’s language.

    Blaine Ray is the originator. The Comprehensible Input Hypothesis was proposed by Stephen Krashen.

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