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WORLD ORT
Educating for life
WORLD ORT
Improving lives around the world
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WORLD ORT
Prioritising STEM Education
ORT students from the Formet Soviet Union preparing Pesach
WORLD ORT
Celebrating Jewish Life
WORLD ORT
Creating opportunities.

World ORT is the world’s largest Jewish education and vocational training non-governmental organisation.

Started in 1880, World ORT is today operational in 37 countries and helps around 300 000 students around the world. Specialised in technology, our mission is to provide communities wherever they are, with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the complexities and uncertainties of their environment.

World ORT students rewarded

World ORT’s mission, Educating for Life!, is more than teaching employable skills – it’s about helping children find a positive ethical path. Israelis Noam Shitrit and Noam Eliaz are among the winners of this year’s World ORT Gina Harmatz Award for Social Responsibility, which recognises students who display extraordinary kindness, generosity and compassion. They and the other Gina Harmatz winners are inspirational.

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World ORT with Israel Bonds and 3 others at Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

ORT America President and World ORT Trustee Larry Kadis and his wife, Suellen, an ORT America Board member, have received the Israel69 Award for their contributions to Israel’s success and to perpetuating Jewish heritage.

They received the prestigious award at the Israel Bonds International Prime Minister’s Club Dinner in Florida at which Seinfeld star Jason Alexander was master of ceremonies.

World ORT Director General and CEO, Shmuel Sisso, congratulated Mr and Mrs Kadis on the honour.

“No-one deserves this award more,” Mr Sisso said. “Their devotion to the welfare of the Jewish People over many years has been outstanding; and their extraordinary dedication to ORT is a perfect example of that.”

Israel Bonds President and CEO Israel Maimon commended Mr and Mrs Kadis on their love of Israel and Judaism.
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February 20th, 5:13 pm

ORT America President and World ORT Trustee Larry Kadis and his wife, Suellen, an ORT America Board member, have received the Israel69 Award for their contributions to Israel’s success and to perpetuating Jewish heritage.

They received the prestigious award at the Israel Bonds International Prime Minister’s Club Dinner in Florida at which Seinfeld star Jason Alexander was master of ceremonies.

World ORT Director General and CEO, Shmuel Sisso, congratulated Mr and Mrs Kadis on the honour.

“No-one deserves this award more,” Mr Sisso said. “Their devotion to the welfare of the Jewish People over many years has been outstanding; and their extraordinary dedication to ORT is a perfect example of that.”

Israel Bonds President and CEO Israel Maimon commended Mr and Mrs Kadis on their love of Israel and Judaism.

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February 20th, 4:00 pm

Join us for a live broadcast from the Panamanian cloud forest! Tuesday, February 21, at 4pm (London time).

World ORT in Vilnius, Lithuania.

British children twinning with Lithuanians thanks to ORT UK.

Thanks to a new twinning project between a north London synagogue and the ORT Shalom Aleichem School in Vilnius, Lithuania, nine lucky British children with their families are meeting their “twins” during a three-day Bar/Bat Mitzvah Shabbaton, taking place in Vilnius. ORT UK and World ORT are leading the project.

Shoshana Kandel, World ORT International Coordinator and Networking Programmes Manager, who flew from London to Vilnius with the families, says that “we are ready to start our journey to explore our heritage and roots in this beautiful city!”

We wish them a wonderful three days and we will post new photos soon.
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February 17th, 1:27 pm

British children twinning with Lithuanians thanks to ORT UK.

Thanks to a new twinning project between a north London synagogue and the ORT Shalom Aleichem School in Vilnius, Lithuania, nine lucky British children with their families are meeting their “twins” during a three-day Bar/Bat Mitzvah Shabbaton, taking place in Vilnius. ORT UK and World ORT are leading the project. 

Shoshana Kandel, World ORT International Coordinator and Networking Programmes Manager, who flew from London to Vilnius with the families, says that “we are ready to start our journey to explore our heritage and roots in this beautiful city!” 

We wish them a wonderful three days and we will post new photos soon.

World ORT with Isabela Rosas.

The teenagers at World ORT’s Ecologia Summer School in Panama are appreciating the importance of teamwork not only to the success of their scientific inquiries but also to the wildlife they’re studying.

Samuel De Franco, Daniel Esses, Aylen De Marzi, and Isabela Rosas had teamed up to observe plants but became entranced by the amazing behaviour of the Azteca ants which live on the Cecropia tree.

The students from Panama, Argentina and Brazil are fascinated by this case of “defence mutualism”, where the tree provides food and shelter in its soft flesh for the ants which, in return, protect their host from insects which can damage its foliage.

“We feel incredibly excited to find out how different stimuli highlight certain behaviours of the ants and to share our observations with the rest of the group,” they said.

At the summer school, 28 students from seven countries are building scientific knowledge in Ecology, honing their technical and statistical skills, and developing an awareness of local and global environmental and conservation issues.

#WOecology17 - Check out our Instagram for more at www.instagram.com/ortlife
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February 16th, 7:23 pm

The teenagers at World ORT’s Ecologia Summer School in Panama are appreciating the importance of teamwork not only to the success of their scientific inquiries but also to the wildlife they’re studying.

Samuel De Franco, Daniel Esses, Aylen De Marzi, and Isabela Rosas had teamed up to observe plants but became entranced by the amazing behaviour of the Azteca ants which live on the Cecropia tree. 

The students from Panama, Argentina and Brazil are fascinated by this case of “defence mutualism”, where the tree provides food and shelter in its soft flesh for the ants which, in return, protect their host from insects which can damage its foliage.

“We feel incredibly excited to find out how different stimuli highlight certain behaviours of the ants and to share our observations with the rest of the group,” they said.

At the summer school, 28 students from seven countries are building scientific knowledge in Ecology, honing their technical and statistical skills, and developing an awareness of local and global environmental and conservation issues.

#WOecology17 - Check out our Instagram for more at www.instagram.com/ortlife

World ORT published a note.

ORT’s pride of place in the heritage of Russian-speaking Jewry
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February 16th, 5:48 pm

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