Upcoming Events

The latest happenings at ORT America.

Sep
13
Sun
2020
140 ORT Film Premiere @ Hosted on Zoom
Sep 13 @ 12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

THE ORT STORY – TRANSFORMING LIVES FOR 140 YEARS

Join us for the exclusive premiere of our anniversary film. Be inspired as we celebrate and watch the ORT story together.

A story that chronicles 140 years of the power of education across the globe. Transforming lives for hundreds of thousands of children. The story of an organization committed to the same vision today, yesterday and for the future.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
12:15 – 1:45 PM EST

WATCH THE TRAILER:

REGISTER HERE

Sep
24
Thu
2020
ORT en Español
Sep 24 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Webinar Series in Spanish highlighting ORT programs

For more information – please contact sdrysdale@ortamerica.org

Sep
25
Fri
2020
ORT Florida: Virtual Canasta Card Party @ Hosted on Zoom
Sep 25 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sep
27
Sun
2020
ORT Florida: Virtual Canasta Card Party @ Hosted on Zoom
Sep 27 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Oct
12
Mon
2020
Unorthodox the Podcast, featuring Mayim Bialik @ Hosted on Zoom
Oct 12 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Oct
14
Wed
2020
ORT Florida: A Bad Hair Day is No Mystery @ Hosted on Zoom
Oct 14 @ 11:00 AM
Oct
15
Thu
2020
Michigan Region:
ORT and the City @ State Savings Bank
Oct 15 @ 10:00 AM – Oct 21 @ 10:00 PM

The ORT and The City No-Show Fundraiser, presented by TCF Bank, is an online art auction, featuring one-of-a-kind art designed by emerging and nationally recognized Detroit artists, individually and sponsored by local art collectors. The theme of this year’s art challenge is “what is in your heart?”, as ORT has been at the heart of education since 1880, celebrating 140 years of impact this year. Participating artists were challenged to produce an original piece, reflecting on what is important, influential, central, or vital to them. 

The ORT and The City online auction PREVIEW will BEGIN on Thursday, October 15th.

BIDDING will BEGIN on Sunday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. and BIDDING will END on Wednesday, October 21st at 10:00 p.m.

You must register to preview and bid, but registration is FREE. If you have not yet registered, click here.

CURBSIDE & VIDEO APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW ART:
If you would like to see any art piece up close, you can schedule a CURBSIDE VIEWING APPOINTMENT at the ORT office parking lot in Bloomfield Hills, MI or arrange for a VIDEO CALL by contacting the ORT office at 248-723-8860.

ART PICK-UP INFORMATION:
All artwork is to be picked up curbside at the ORT office parking lot in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
ORT will ship art out of state at the buyer’s expense.  

ORT AND THE CITY RAFFLE:
An exciting raffle offers the chance to win 1 of the following 3 prizes:  $2,500 Gift Card to American Express; $2,500 Gift Card to Peloton; or $2,500 Gift Card to Amazon:  Tickets are $25 each; 3 for $50; 10 for $100; or 25 for $200. To purchase raffle tickets, click here. The raffle winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 21st at 10:05 p.m. on ORT Michigan’s Facebook Page via Facebook Live. 

Be sure to follow ORT Michigan on social media or visit www.ortamerica.org/ort-and-the-city for links and updates. For more information, please contact the ORT Michigan office at 248-723-8860 or michigan@ortamerica.org.

Oct
18
Sun
2020
Drink a Toast to the Atlanta Region!
Oct 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

A 15-minute celebration prior to the zoom OA annual meeting. We will acknowledge 50 years of ORT in Atlanta, 30 years of Honey from the Heart, and 10 years of the Joe Cohen Fund.

More info to come…

ORT America Virtual Annual Meeting @ Hosted on Zoom
Oct 18 @ 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Be INSPIRED by a review of our accomplishments, especially at a time when we have been facing so many challenges. Howard Lanznar, Chairman of the Board, will reflect on 2020 and recognize those who have made a difference this year.

LEARN about our exciting path to the future from Barbara Birch, ORT America President and CEO and Dan Green, World ORT Director General and CEO, as they deliver the new strategic vision built on the three pillars of Education for Successful Employment; Jewish Values; and Global Citizenship. Their plan will guide us forward for the next five years.

EXPERIENCE ORT’s impact firsthand during breakout sessions with amazing ORT students and alumni who will share their personal stories of how they are successfully advancing in their education thanks to the ORT teachers who were able to pivot to online learning almost seamlessly.

Watch for announcements about additional programming and video presentations you won’t want to miss!

If you haven’t joined us in recent years or if you have never attended an ORT Annual Meeting, this is your year. No need to pack a suitcase. Simply register for your ticket to the future. Your participation will strengthen our bonds with each other while sending a message of hope to our more than 300,000 students across the globe to help them realize their dreams.

REGISTER HERE

For more information, please contact Tracy Weiss, Director of Development • tweiss@ortamerica.org

Oct
25
Sun
2020
ORT Florida Canasta Card Party @ Hosted on Zoom
Oct 25 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sunday, October 25, 2020 @ 11:30 AM – Welcome and let the games begin! (You have Sunday and Monday to complete your games)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 7:30 PM – Join us again for Winners and Awards (Bring your own Cocktails and Desserts)

Here’s what you need to know!
◊ Two complete games of 8500 points to be completed by midnight, Monday, October 26, 2020
◊ Must have the Canasta Junction App downloaded (not included in the registration price)
◊ Register as pairs, singles, or a foursome @ $36pp
◊ Sponsorships are available 
◊ Singles will be paired up and each pair will play another pair, put together by the committee, unless you registered as a foursome
◊ Registration Deadline- Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Committe:
Rosemary Blumberg, Sheila Chermak, Janet Edelstein. Susan Eisenberg, Marian Sager

REGISTER HERE

For more information please call 561-997-1073 or email Risaacson@ortamerica.org