A Journey of Discovery Shapes Teens in Israel

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Learning about the history and geography of the Jewish State is only part of the program Eleventh and twelfth graders from Ulpanat Bikat HaYarden, a religious school for girls, participated in the Masa Israeli expedition, in which they explored different areas of Israel and learned about its communities, history and character.  The school, in the …

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An ORT Education Is More than Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

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Information Technology Allures Young ORT Students in Samara Contests are a motivating force Irina Pogodina, a technology teacher in the ORT Gesher Secondary School in Samara, Russia, has been in this field 16 years.  She is the project coordinator for the very popular student animation, artwork and STEM Cup contests at the school. “I’m very …

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Students Appreciate All Kfar Silver Has to Offer

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The youth village is part of the World ORT Kadima Mada educational network   Yaniv’s Story Born in Israel, Yaniv is a high school senior in Kfar Silver, having become a boarding student four years ago following discord he experienced at school in Kiryat Malachi.  When Yaniv arrived at the village, he was struck by …

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Pope Francis Facilitates Initiative with ORT

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The alliance teaches teens the importance of multicultural understanding and mutual respect Pope Francis launched an alliance between the pontifical international law foundation, Scholas Occurrentes, which focuses on peace through education via technology, art and sports, and World ORT at a signing ceremony October 26 at the Vatican.  The aim of the alliance is to …

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In Ukraine, ORT Students Learn State-of-the-Art Technology

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High-level instruction in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is an ORT priority At the ORT Ohr Avner School #144 in Dnipro, Ukraine, informatics and technology courses utilizing LEGO education kits and modern computer technologies are taught in first through eleventh grades. The modelling of simple structures and mechanisms and the design of technological systems …

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A New School Added to World ORT Kadima Mada Educational Network

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Ulpana Bikat HaYarden serves girls in grades 9-12 Ulpana Bikat HaYarden is a religious school in Israel established two years ago, serving 95 teenage girls in the Jordan Valley.  Now a member of the World ORT Kadima Mada (WOKM) educational network, the director of the facility, Itai Fedor, said, “We have three pillars:  Live Torah, …

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An Israeli Teen Takes Volunteering to a New Level

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Sagiv Assapov, 17, is a twelfth grader at Rabin high school in Kiryat Yam, part of the World ORT Kadima Mada educational network.  For the school’s volunteering segment established by the Israel Ministry of Education, Sagiv served as a paramedic for Magen David Adom, continuing to volunteer after he completed the requirement. “I’m not doing …

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Our Mission to Russia Brought ORT Programs Front and Center

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Travelers from the U.S. got a close look at what makes ORT exemplary in education “Since our founding in 1880, our mission has not wavered.  It was a joy to be in ORT schools where Judaism thrives and innovative education paves the way for independent, successful lives,” said Barbara Siegel, a member of the ORT …

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