Who We Are

ORT has been transforming lives through training and education since 1880. From focusing on teaching 19th century Russian Jews essential trades and professions, we have evolved to provide 21st century skills that empower individuals and strengthen communities and Jewish life worldwide.

The ORT network reaches more than 200,000 people a year in schools, universities, and vocational training programs in more than 30 countries. We bridge the gap between ability and opportunity by providing leading science and technology education.

ORT America is a non-profit organization consisting of thousands of people throughout the United States who share a common, binding interest in supporting ORT, Israel and the Jewish people. Based in New York City, ORT America has a presence in 8 regions across the country.