Who we are, what we do

ORT is a global education network driven by Jewish values. We are passionate about unleashing the potential of young people so they can lead fulfilling lives and have a positive impact on the world around them.

Since our foundation in 1880, ORT has been transforming lives through training and education. From focussing on teaching 19th century Russian Jews essential trades and professions, we have evolved to provide 21st century skills to empower people and strengthen communities.

Our network now reaches 300,000 people a year in more than 30 countries. We provide a combination of high-level science and technology education with strengthened Jewish identity; bridging the gap between ability and opportunity – and ensuring the continuity of Jewish life worldwide.

Download our 2018 Annual Report

ORT – transforming lives through training and education since 1880