TSISHO, Central Jewish School Organisation, Yiddish: Centrale Yiddishe Shul-Organizatsye – a Jewish educational association established in 1921 in Warsaw; the largest organisation of this type in the Second Republic of Poland, it had links to the Bund and Poale Zion parties. Based mostly on the funds provided by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, it focused on the maintenance of Yiddish-language schools the curricula of which concentrated on the national Jewish culture and socialist values. The organisation also maintained orphanages and kindergartens. The development of the organisation peaked in 1928/29, with 45 orphanages and approximately 24 thousand students in 114 general schools, 3 lower-secondary schools and 52 evening schools).
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