Upcoming Events

The latest happenings at ORT America.

Card Party, ORT Village West Chapter @ Club Encore
Feb 6 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Chicago Region – Shticky Situation: A Valentine’s Comedy Show @ Theater in Bucktown
Feb 13 @ 7:00 PM

Join us for laughs, a libation and some global education! Shticky Situation is a Valentine’s comedy show featuring a diverse group of Jewish comedians.

Exact event address in Bucktown will be provided upon RSVP.

Florida Region: PasspORT Through the Years @ Westchester Country Club
Feb 26 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

1st Annual Honoree Gala and digital Journal event

Honoring Lynda Rosenbaum and Barbara Siegel

Establishing the Shirley Sokolsky Leadership Award and presenting to the first recipient: Barbara Feifer

1st Annual “O/ART and the City” Fundraiser Focuses on Inspiration by Education @ The Stave Room
Mar 15 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The event will feature a special dinner, wine tasting, ORT education, an open bar and a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind works of art designed by both emerging and nationally recognized Atlanta artists. All participating artists have been hand-picked and challenged to produce an original masterpiece centered around a specific theme, which will be auctioned off at the event.

Click Here to Learn More

Chicago Region: Lunch with a View 2020 @ Bryn Mawr Country Club
Apr 19 @ 11:30 AM

The 20th Anniversary of Lunch With A View will feature a live taping of “Unorthodox”, the world’s leading Jewish podcast presented by Tablet Magazine.

Florida Region: Mother’s Day @ Delivered to your door!
May 10 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Give your cherished mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, or friend a morning off her feet!
Make her day special and support ORT too!

Catered by TooJay’s, all breakfasts will include a rose and personal sentiments from you.
Packages can be delivered to any home in South Florida, from Bal Harbor to Treasure Coast and Sarasota
(within 10 miles of downtown)

Your support will empower 300,000 ORT students in more than 30 countries with the educational resources they need to thrive.

Breakfast will be delivered on Mother’s Day, May 10th between 8am-11am.

Complete the order form and return to the following address:
ORT America Florida Region
777 Yamato Road #100
Boca Raton, FL 33431

OR call ORT America Florida Region at (561) 997-1071 OR visit www.ortamerica/FLBIB.

Deadline: May 5, 2020

Join the Conversation as ORT Explores the Future of Education @ Zoom Registration
May 13 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Join the Conversation as ORT Explores the Future of Education

Wednesday, May 20, 12 – 1 PM EST


Please join us for an informative discussion featuring Randi Weingarten on the future of education in a post COVID-19 climate.

Randi Weingarten

Randi Weingarten is an American labor leader, attorney, and educator. She is currently president of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. Prior to her election as AFT president, Weingarten served for 12 years as president of the United Federation of Teachers. In 2012-13, Weingarten served on an education reform commission convened by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which made a series of recommendations to improve teaching and learning. Weingarten holds degrees from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Cardozo School of Law. Weingarten resides in New York City and in Washington, D.C.

Barbara Birch

Barbara Birch comes to ORT America after serving in her role as Vice President of Development at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she managed strategic planning, fundraising and business development. Barbara’s work for the Institute focused on managing relationships with lay leadership and connecting constituents to the organization’s mission to create a culture of giving. Barbara received her BA from Binghamton University where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from Hofstra University. Previously she held a number of leadership roles in development at Yeshiva University, including Assistant Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving, and was the Director of Alumni Affairs at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

How will this critical moment in this time shape the future of education? What are some of the impediments that we need to overcome here in the U.S. and throughout the world as schools prepare to return to the classroom?

Join the webinar to address these questions and more.

Register Here

GENERAL ASSEMBLY @ Electronically
May 24 @ 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM


Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19, we have had to make changes to the General Assembly and there will no longer be a face-to-face event in Jerusalem.

The official business of the General Assembly will take place electronically on Sunday 24 May 2020 (10.00 – 12.30 EST. 15.00 – 17.30 GMT. 17.00-19.30 IST).

Join us as we begin our 140th year, welcoming our new lay leadership and saying farewell to the departing lay leadership.

Guest Speaker: William Daroff, CEO, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

William Daroff is the senior professional guiding the Conference’s agenda on behalf of the 53 national member organizations. Named by the Forward newspaper as being among the 50 most influential Jews in America. Daroff is a key player in policy circles – advising policymakers and elected officials on Jewish communal concerns, namely those related to the US-Israel relationship, the Middle East conflict, Jewish communal security, antisemitism, and efforts to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. He is also a leader in the worldwide fight to combat the assault on Israel’s legitimacy.


Although we are unable to come together for the assembly and to celebrate ORT’s 140 years of transforming lives, we do hope to keep you updated with virtual ways we can connect and celebrate collectively.

Please contact Niamh.cordeiro@ort.org for any further details.


ORT Next Gen Webinar with Dan Green, World ORT Acting CEO
Jun 17 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Next Gen Leadership will learn more about ORT’s vital work and gain a better understanding of the complex structure of the organization.

Guest speaker: Dan Green, World ORT Acting CEO

Open to Next Gen members and donors who have a strong connection with ORT

RSVP to Roxana Markus at rmarkus@ORTamerica.org to receive Zoom information

Who are you having lunch with on June 22, 2020? @ Hosted on Zoom
Jun 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Learn about ORT’s worldwide achievements during COVID-19 and how World ORT Kadima Mada’s Kfar Silver Youth Village in southern Israel is adapting as students return to school.

Guest Speakers: Dan Green, World ORT acting CEO • Amos Gopher, CEO of Kfar Silver Youth Village • a Naaleh Kfar Silver student

Donors from around the country are invited to join the ORT Atlanta region for this event
RSVP to atlanta@ORTamerica.org to receive Zoom information