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.

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Israel Operational and Fundraising Organization

World ORT Kadima Mada was founded in 2007. It impacts around 200,000 people every year.

590Students at Kfar Silver Youth Village
6,000Students in YOUniversity centers
1,000Classroom and laboratory renovations

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South Africa Operational Organization

ORT South Africa has been empowering teachers and improving STEM and literacy skills in townships since 1936.

2Regions of activity
80%Employed in their field of studies
1936Established in

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Russia Operational Organization

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.

7Schools
4,000+Students
1880ORT founded in St Petersburg

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United Kingdom Fundraising Organization

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.

1Mentoring program
90+Years of operation
Fundraisingfor international ORT programs

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Netherlands Fundraising Organization

For over 65 years ORT Netherlands has been actively engaged in supporting educational projects for children on an international scale.

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Panama Operational Organization

The Colegio Isaac Rabin in Panama City is a Jewish school with more than 330 students from nursery through to matriculation.

1School in Panama City
330+Students

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Peru Operational Organization

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.

340Students
ExcellenceOne of the best schools in Peru

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Switzerland Fundraising Organization

ORT Switzerland is a fundraising organisation, particularly for our programs in Israel and the Former Soviet Union.

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Uruguay Operational Organization

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.

1University
10,000+Students
1942Established in

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Spain Operational Organization

The Estrella Toledano School in Madrid joined the ORT network in May 2017.

1Jewish school in Madrid
320Students

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India Operational Organization

ORT India opened its doors in 1960. Its mission has been to work for the advancement of people through training and education.

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Singapore Affiliate School

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.

130Students
1996School Established
2019Joined ORT Network

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Cuba Operational Organization

ORT activities in Cuba began in 1943 when a school was opened to provide educational support for newly-arrived refugees.

650+Students
InclusiveSupporting Jews and non-Jews
1943Established in

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Moldova Operational Organization

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.

2Schools
1,000+Students

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Lithuania Operational Organization

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.

430Students
1920Established in

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Chile Operational Organization

ORT Chile first became active in the Second World War supporting refugees who needed vocational training in order to find work.

19,550Students a year
1943 Established in

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Argentina Operational Organization

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.

2Campuses
8700+Students
1936Established in

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Brazil Operational Organization

ORT became active in Brazil during the Second World War, offering vocational training to Jewish refugees in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

1School in Rio de Janeiro
260+Students taught each year
Rankedas one of Brazil's best schools

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Latvia Operational Organization

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.

1stJewish State School in the FSU
8thBest Secondary School in Latvia
2002Joined ORT network in

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Kyrgyzstan Operational Organization

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.

1School
80+Students
2004Joined ORT network in

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Italy Operational Organization

ORT activities in Italy began in 1946, providing vocational training to European displaced persons and refugees as a result of the Second World War.

2Schools
1,200+Students
1946Established in

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France Operational Organization

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.

7Schools
5,000+Students
1921Established in

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Ukraine Operational Organization

Following its exclusion for much of the Soviet era, ORT returned to Ukraine in 1997.

6Schools
2,900+Students

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Bulgaria Operational Organization

ORT Jewish school No. 134 “Dimcho Debelianov” caters for students from preschool through to the 12th grade.

1,030Students
1935Established in

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Czech Republic Operational Organization

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.

1Jewish school
300+Students
1947Established in

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Belgium Fundraising Organization

ORT Belgium is a fundraising organization which uses missions and school visits to raise money.

Fundraisingfor ORT programs
1946 Established in

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Estonia Operational Organization

The renovated ORT Tallinn Jewish School, originally established in 1924, now caters to more than 370 Jewish students.

1Jewish school
370+Students
2008Joined ORT network in

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Mexico Operational Organization

ORT Mexico was established in 1965 and since then it has supported Mexican Jews through operational and fundraising activities.

2Institutions
820+Students
1935Established in

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Belarus Operational Organization

ORT is currently active in Belarus through its two KesherNet centres, located outside the country’s capital, Minsk.

2Keshernet centres
1300+Graduations

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Canada Fundraising Organization

ORT Canada – comprising ORT Toronto, ORT Montreal, ORT Vancouver and ORT Edmonton.

2Fundraising offices in Montreal and Toronto
$Fundraising for ORT
75Years of Experience

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United States Operational and Fundraising Organisation

The United States is, through the work of ORT America and of ORT’s fundraising team in the country, the largest source of global ORT funding.

$Fundraising for ORT
1922Established in

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