Upcoming Events

The latest happenings at ORT America.

OceanView (NJ) – General Meeting @ Shirat Hayam
Oct 10 @ 11:30 AM

We will hear from Merril Kelem, a retired Atlantic City police officer who worked security for Frank Sinatra. Kelem used to love being part of that squadron circling Big Frank, leading Sinatra through the hallways, getting him to the limo. Please join us as Merrill reminisces about his time working for Frank Sinatra.

North County Shores (CA) – Book Club @ Held at a private home
Oct 11 @ 12:00 PM

Please join us for a discussion about “The Identicals” by Erin Hilderbrand.

Contact Betty for location and/or more information.

Englewood & Cliffs (NJ) – One Man Band @ JCC of Fort Lee
Oct 16 @ 12:30 PM

Join Moshe Katzburg: A One Man Band on a musical trip around the world! Singing in the native language of each country; Moshe will take us on a tour of Italy, France, Latin America, Israel, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Greece, Turkey and more. His performance mixes narrative, anecdotes, and audience participation.

Refreshments at 12:30pm followed by concert at 1:00pm.

All are welcome to attend, RSVP not required.

North Pines (FL) – Battle of the Sexes @ South Clubhouse
Oct 16 @ 12:30 PM

Join us for a Battle of the Sexes as explored by the “Way off Broadway Players”.

Mini-lunch included.

Marple (PA) – Boscov’s Day!
Oct 17 all-day

Bring your friends!

Plan to shop at Boscov’s on Tuesday, October 17. Contact Helen and buy a ticket from ORT for $5. ORT gets the donation and you get a big discount on your purchases from Boscov’s that day. It is a win win for everyone!

2017 Chicago Region Business Leaders Lunch @ Standard Club
Oct 19 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Online registration is now closed. To register or if you have any questions, please call the Chicago Region office at 847.291.0475.





Keynote Speaker:

Jeff Rossen, The TODAY Show, NBC Nightly News

Author of Rossen to the Rescue


Event Co-Chairs:

Brad Kolar & Rachael Halstuk Mangoubi


Visionary Leadership Award Recipients:

Dr. Louanne Smolin & David Eaton

Host Committee Members (In Formation 7/28/17):

Tom Alexander  |  1871  |  COO

David B. Allen  |  First Rate Mortgage  |  Mortgage Loan Originator

Michael Bregman  | Attorney at Ruff, Freud, Breems & Nelson Ltd.  | Associate

Ellen Doppelt  | Metropolitan Chicago Region ORT America  |  Parliamentarian

Shelly Dreifuss  |  ORT America  |  National Board

David Eaton  |  Attorney, Retired, Kirkland & Ellis

Ben Fagel  |  Rothman Law Group |  Associate

Rabbi Capers C. Funnye  |  Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation  |  Chief Rabbi & Spiritual Leader

Matthew Gaines  | Altair Advisers  |  Director

Roberta Goodman  |  Metropolitan Chicago Region ORT America  |  Executive Vice President

Adam Hecktman  | Microsoft  | Director of Technology & Civic Innovation for Chicago

Julie Isaacson  | Metropolitan Chicago Region ORT America  |  Educator and Campaign Co-Chair

David Jennings  | Tribune Media Group  |  Journalist and News Anchor WGN Radio 720

Howard Kirschbaum  |  Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP  |  Partner

Linda Kirschbaum  |  ORT America  |  National Board Member

Brad Kolar  |  Avail Advisors  |  Founder

Peter Kupferberg  |  Gofen & Glossberg  |  Principal/Investment Advisor

Howard Lanznar  |  Mackinac Partners  |  Senior Advisor  — Diamond Resorts Holding, LLC & Katten Muchin Rosenbaum, LLP  | Chief Administrative Officer of Counsel

Rachael Halstuk Mangoubi  |  Altair Advisers  |  Director

Becky Marks  |  Be Leaf  |  Owner

Susie Rodriguez  |  R&R Human Resources Solutions  |  Chief HR Strategist

Eileen Sirkin   |  ORT America  |  National Board Member

Louanne Smolin   |  Educational Research Consultant  |  LIS Curriculum Research

Barbara Statland   |  Metropolitan Chicago Region ORT America  |  Director

Merle Teitelbaum Cowin  | DLA Piper  |  Partner

Diane Weil  |  Metropolitan Chicago Region ORT America  |  President

Loren Weil  |  Jones Day  |  Partner

Bob Werner  |  Werner Printing  |  Owner

Please direct all other questions to Pam Weidner at pweidner@ortamerica.org or call 847-291-0475
El Camino (CA) – General Meeting @ The Magnolia
Oct 20 @ 11:30 AM

Linda Warshauer and Arline Radine are joining the September ORT America mission to Moscow and St. Petersburg. They will share their trip experiences at the meeting.

Bring a bag lunch, dessert and beverage will be provided.

The 46th Annual Ohio Region ORT Brunch @ Executive Caterers at Landerhaven
Oct 22 @ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Online reservations are now closed. To make a reservation, please email ohio@ortamerica.org or call the office at 216-464-3022.

Tickets: $72 per person; Next Gen, $36

Proceeds from this event will support the renovation of the Science Building at Kfar Silver Youth Village of Hof Ashkelon, Israel, a 60-year-old school which serves some of the most disadvantaged students in the periphery of Israel. The Ohio Region has taken on the goal of raising enough funds by the end of this year to renovate the Kfar Silver Science Building and bring it into the 21st century as a state-of-the-art learning laboratory. By making this an Ohio community project, we are hoping to meet this goal, showing once again the great strength that comes from the community working together.

Questions: Char Rapoport Nance, Director, 216-464-3022, cnance@ortamerica.org.

To make a donation by mail, send your check to:
ORT America — Ohio Region
24100 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 300
Beachwood, OH 44124
ORT America is a 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 13-5562424.


Lakeside Atlantic West (FL) – General Meeting @ Patch Reef Park, Boca
Oct 23 @ 12:15 PM

Join us for a discussion on your Florida government, your Florida county government as a speaker from the League of Women Voters engages us.

Fullerton/North Orange County Chapter (CA) – General Meeting @ Temple Beth Tikvah
Oct 25 @ 10:00 AM

Our speaker will be Dahlia Taft, archivist of the Orange County Jewish Historical Society.

Please join us and bring a friend.

Continental breakfast/brunch included.