Students of the embroidery courses at ORT Šiauliai [Shavli], 1920–1930. World ORT Archive Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum ORT Šiauliai Spread of ORT ORT Vilkaviskis ORT Panevezys Housekeeping Courses Jewish Village Trade Courses ORT Siauliai ORT Marijampole
Photograph by P. Račiūnas. Property of Judith Rozina
Tailoring workshop at ORT Šiauliai [Shavli], 1920–1930. World ORT Archive
Morduchas Rudnikas, head of the pattern-cutting of men’s and women’s clothing course from 1932. He taught Lithuanian language and history, 1924. LCVA
Leizeris Jeruzalimskis’ studentperformance record book, 1923. LCVA
Works on display at the ORT Šiauliai [Shavli] branch, 1920–1930. World ORT Archive
The ORT Šiauliai branch The ORT Šiauliai branch was one of the more active branches in Lithuania. In September 1921 a joiners’ workshop and dressmaker’s workshop were opened in Šiauliai. From 1932 there was a three-month course for tailors and dressmakers. That year it was attended by 18 people. The courses were financed by the central ORT special fund, then by the Red Cross; later it was taken over by the education people’s commissariat. Leizeris Jeruzalimskis headed the course. At the same time he also worked as a teacher at a Jewish gymnasium in Šiauliai. In 1929 Jeruzalimskis graduated from the faculty of humanities of the University of Lithuania. While still a student at the university, in 1923, he taught Yiddish, geography and natural sciences at ORT Kaunas vocational school.