WHAT WE DO
ORT bridges the gap between aptitude and opportunity. When students from underserved communities have access to high-quality education, they are better positioned to enter the job market with marketable skills, become leaders in their own right, and invest back into their communities.
From the Kfar Hassidim Youth Village for at-risk youth, to vocational training at Beer Sheva College of Technology and beyond, ORT works to address educational disparity in under-resourced communities in Israel’s periphery. In partnership with governmental bodies in our operating countries, we create impact through education by providing afterschool science programs, renovating schools and classrooms with updated technology, training teachers, engaging students in robotics and advanced technology, and collaborating with colleges to prepare underemployed adults in practical engineering programs.
For communities in the Former Soviet Union, Latin America and Europe, ORT’s Jewish curriculum helps to counter assimilation and deepens a connection with the community members’ Jewish identities, while simultaneously providing programs of academic excellence.