WORLD ORT
Bringing technology into the classroom
WORLD ORT
Educating for life
WORLD ORT

Strengthening connections with Jewish roots 

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

What is Education?

Education helps people realize their dreams, become who they want to be. Education empowers poorer communities, giving them the opportunity to grow and become self-sufficient. It’s also about sharing and connecting, to learn from each other. 

Watch this video to see World ORT’s impact on education across the world.

Posts from World ORT Facebook Page

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

A World ORT education brings many benefits – a head start for a satisfying career, a stimulating reconnection to one’s Jewish heritage, a warm and encouraging learning environment… and, in some cases, a life partner!

Elizabeth Shapiro and Andrei Smirnov met at the ORT de Gunzburg Secondary School in St Petersburg. Now, they’re married, studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and planning careers in IT.

We wish them every happiness – and all of you a very romantic Valentine's Day!
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February 14th, 5:58 pm

A World ORT education brings many benefits – a head start for a satisfying career, a stimulating reconnection to one’s Jewish heritage, a warm and encouraging learning environment… and, in some cases, a life partner!

Elizabeth Shapiro and Andrei Smirnov met at the ORT de Gunzburg Secondary School in St Petersburg. Now, they’re married, studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and planning careers in IT. 

We wish them every happiness – and all of you a very romantic Valentines Day!

World ORT updated their cover photo.

World ORT's Ecologia Summer School has started in Panama. Twenty-eight students from seven countries are building scientific knowledge in Ecology, honing their technical, scientific and statistical skills, and developing an awareness of local and global environmental and conservation issues.
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February 14th, 5:22 pm

World ORTs Ecologia Summer School has started in Panama. Twenty-eight students from seven countries are building scientific knowledge in Ecology, honing their technical, scientific and statistical skills, and developing an awareness of local and global environmental and conservation issues.

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