Upcoming Events

The latest happenings at ORT America.

Oct
18
Sun
2020
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

Oct
26
Mon
2020
JFNA 2020 General Assembly @ Hosted on Zoom
Oct 26 @ 11:00 AM – Oct 27 @ 12:00 PM

On Monday, Oct. 26 at 11:00 am (ET) ORT will be featured at one of the Series 3 workshops –“Safeguarding and Preserving the Infrastructure of Global Jewish Communities.” When you register, you can select this as an option to attend.

Oct
27
Tue
2020
ORT Florida Canasta Card Party – Winners @ Hosted on Zoom
Oct 27 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 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

Oct
29
Thu
2020
ORT en Español
Oct 29 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Webinar Series in Spanish highlighting ORT programs

For more information – please contact sdrysdale@ortamerica.org

Nov
5
Thu
2020
Michigan Region: WINGO @ Knollwood Country Club
Nov 5 @ 5:30 PM

This high energy “girls-night out” attracts 400 ladies of all generations from Walled Lake to Bloomfield Hills, from Birmingham to Huntington Woods. Play 10 rounds of BINGO, with prizes valued at $100 or more, including cash and gift cards, and enjoy a fabulous strolling dinner, signature cocktails, a silent auction with a diverse selection of items, and 30 raffles with highly desired prizes.

Nov
8
Sun
2020
49th Annual ORT Virtual Brunch @ Virtual
Nov 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM



Join us to honor ORT’s Heroes, our teachers, and view the live dedication of the Science & Technology building at the K’far Silver Youth Village in Israel.

Please support ORT Ohio by acknowledging a local hero who has impacted your life during COVID-19 pandemic: Healthcare workers, teachers, neighbors, clergy, friends or family members.

Each honoree will receive a tribute card notifying them of your gift. During the November 8th virtual event you, and your hero, will be identified in an honor listing. An ad in the Cleveland Jewish News will also recognize you and your hero.

Register and Donate

Nov
17
Tue
2020
ORT Florida Ben-Gurion Virtual Tour @ Hosted on Zoom
Nov 17 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Stay at home and zoom in to the Negev with ORT America! 

Learn how Ben Gurion envisioned making the dessert bloom just as ORT makes it possible for our students to bloom!

The virtual tour of Ben-Gurion’s Desert Home is a unique opportunity for an intimate and exclusive visit in the home of the first prime minister of Israel who declared the independence of the State of Israel, established the I.D.F and built the foundations of Israel and the connections between Israel and world Jewry. During this unusual period which keeps you at home, join us for an opportunity to hop over the ropes of the museum and show you hidden places never seen on a ‘regular’ visit. 

Included is a short video of Ben Gurion, the virtual tour, followed by Q & A with the museum guide 

$25 per person and Sponsorships available

REGISTER HERE

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

Nov
19
Thu
2020
ORT en Español
Nov 19 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Webinar Series in Spanish highlighting ORT programs

For more information – please contact sdrysdale@ortamerica.org

Nov
22
Sun
2020
Lava and Liquid @ Hosted on Zoom
Nov 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

ORT Lava & Liquids

This is a wonderful opportunity for young students in our communities to experience firsthand via Zoom the creative energy that ORT instructors bring to the classroom and beyond. See below the exciting program, co-sponsored by NJY Camps. Please feel free to register and help spread the word to reach students (age 8 +) and their families.

REGISTER HERE

Before the program, a list of household items needed for the experiments will be sent to you.