Our global education network reaches across borders to benefit 300,000 students, educators and community members every year in more than 30 countries. The ORT family creates a sense of belonging where we can all learn from each other’s passion and perspective.
World ORT Kadima Mada was founded in 2007. It impacts around 200,000 people every year.
|590||Students at Kfar Silver Youth Village|
|6,000||Students in YOUniversity centers|
|1,000||Classroom and laboratory renovations|
ORT South Africa has been empowering teachers and improving STEM and literacy skills in townships since 1936.
|2||Regions of activity|
|80%||Employed in their field of studies|
ORT was founded in St Petersburg in 1880. It provided Russian Jews with employable skills, and introducing them to industry and agriculture before expanding into a global charity.
|1880||ORT founded in St Petersburg|
ORT UK raises money for ORT’s work in Israel and the Former Soviet Union through a range of communal events including an annual Business Breakfast, Gala Dinner and Golf Day.
|90+||Years of operation|
|Fundraising||for international ORT programs|
For over 65 years ORT Netherlands has been actively engaged in supporting educational projects for children on an international scale.
The Colegio Isaac Rabin in Panama City is a Jewish school with more than 330 students from nursery through to matriculation.
|1||School in Panama City|
In the 1980s and 1990s, ORT established six mother and child and education centres in Peru and implemented a distance learning project which provided skills training to 3,000 students.
|Excellence||One of the best schools in Peru|
ORT Switzerland is a fundraising organisation, particularly for our programs in Israel and the Former Soviet Union.
ORT activities in Uruguay began in 1942 to help refugees from Europe gain skills to help them find work and integrate in their new home.
The Estrella Toledano School in Madrid joined the ORT network in May 2017.
|1||Jewish school in Madrid|
ORT India opened its doors in 1960. Its mission has been to work for the advancement of people through training and education.
A modern Jewish high school with a broad curriculum, SMMIS is ambitious and firmly believes in developing the individual talents of every student to become global citizens.
|2019||Joined ORT Network|
ORT activities in Cuba began in 1943 when a school was opened to provide educational support for newly-arrived refugees.
|Inclusive||Supporting Jews and non-Jews|
The ORT Sholom Aleichem Jewish Gymnasium provides a nationally renowned general and ICT-based education and a Jewish Studies curriculum which ensures that its students are able to reconnect with their heritage.
More than 1,000 children benefit from an ORT education in the capital, Kishinev, thanks to the support given to two Jewish schools there – the ORT Herzl Technology Lyceum and the Lyceum Rambam.
ORT Chile first became active in the Second World War supporting refugees who needed vocational training in order to find work.
|19,550||Students a year|
ORT Argentina was created in 1936. It opened its first school in Buenos Aires in 1941 to support the influx of refugees and meet the country’s need for skilled workers.
ORT became active in Brazil during the Second World War, offering vocational training to Jewish refugees in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
|1||School in Rio de Janeiro|
|260+||Students taught each year|
|Ranked||as one of Brazil's best schools|
When the ORT Dubnov School in Riga was founded in 1989 it was first Jewish state school to be set up in what had been the Soviet Union.
|1st||Jewish State School in the FSU|
|8th||Best Secondary School in Latvia|
|2002||Joined ORT network in|
The ORT Pri Eitz Chaim School in the capital, Bishkek, is a bulwark against the assimilationist pressures on the 1,500 Jews remaining in this central Asian Muslim republic.
|2004||Joined ORT network in|
ORT activities in Italy began in 1946, providing vocational training to European displaced persons and refugees as a result of the Second World War.
ORT began operating in France in 1921. It worked with local Jewish organizations to roll out vocational training courses and to find employment for newly-arrived German refugees.
Following its exclusion for much of the Soviet era, ORT returned to Ukraine in 1997.
ORT Jewish school No. 134 “Dimcho Debelianov” caters for students from preschool through to the 12th grade.
ORT began activities in 1947. In the two years before they were closed down by the authorities, ORT had trained 650 students in 32 courses.
ORT Belgium is a fundraising organization which uses missions and school visits to raise money.
|Fundraising||for ORT programs|
The renovated ORT Tallinn Jewish School, originally established in 1924, now caters to more than 370 Jewish students.
|2008||Joined ORT network in|
ORT Mexico was established in 1965 and since then it has supported Mexican Jews through operational and fundraising activities.
ORT is currently active in Belarus through its two KesherNet centres, located outside the country’s capital, Minsk.
ORT Canada – comprising ORT Toronto, ORT Montreal, ORT Vancouver and ORT Edmonton.
|2||Fundraising offices in Montreal and Toronto|
|$||Fundraising for ORT|
|75||Years of Experience|