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Educating together

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-07-20

Rosner school

Rosner school

Jewish and Muslim teenagers from Israel along with students from Moldova, Belarus, Italy and France are in London for a two-week programme to help improve their English.

The 35 students, who are taking part in the World ORT Rosner English Summer School are being taught at the Hampstead School of English.

"Through our education and training programmes we aim to build an international fellowship, to break down the barriers that divide people and instead unite them," said World ORT’s Head of Jewish Education Judah Harstein in welcoming the students to ORT House, London.
“I am looking forward to improving my English because I want to be able to communicate with people from other countries and cultures,” said 16-year-old Hassan Thawho, from the Circassian Muslim community in Israel.

“I am looking forward to improving my English. It’s important to speak English – everybody knows it so it’s very useful," added 16-year-old Gefen Lieberman from Sha’ar HaNegev.