Upcoming Events

The latest happenings at ORT America.

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

Judith Leiber – Master Craftsman @ Hosted on Zoom
Jun 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Join us for a professionally curated virtual tour of the Jewish Museum of Florida / FIU exhibit: Judith Leiber – Master Craftsman. Explore the life, work and legacy of the Holocaust survivor, a fearless woman ahead of her time.

Donors from around the country are invited to join with the ORT Florida region for this event.
To register online, visit www.ortamerica.org/FLLeiber / cost $20 per person

For more information – please contact risaacson@ORTamerica.org

ORT in Conversation – EdTech: Bridging the Digital Divide @ Hosted on Zoom
Jun 29 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Coronavirus was a wake-up call to the growing digital divide in Israel and around the world. What has changed regarding expectations in education due to Coronavirus? How could advances in EdTech impact Israel’s periphery? What obstacles and challenges are impeding further advancement?

Guest Speakers: Laura Gilinski, VP of Philanthropic Partnerships, Start-up Nation Central (moderator) •Avi Washvsky, CEO @ MIndCET •Leehee Feldman, Legal and Strageic Consultant – Education, Innovation and Technology •Moshe Leiba, Chief Informal Education officer, World ORT Kadima Mada

Open to all

For more information – please contact bbirch@ORTamerica.org

ORT en Español
Jul 28 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Webinar Series in Spanish highlighting ORT programs

For more information – please contact sdrysdale@ortamerica.org

ORT Chicago’s Garden Get-Together @ Hosted on Zoom
Aug 6 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Garden Get Together

Join ORT Chicago for happy hour in your own backyard!

Relax, reconnect, and learn something you may not know about ORT.

Spend an hour with friends from across the Chicago region via Zoom! Have a seat in your backyard, on your porch, or wherever you can get comfortable and enjoy a cool drink while you reconnect.

This is also a unique opportunity to learn about a piece of ORT’s work you may not be familiar with. We will be joined by Celeste Angus, World ORT Director of International Cooperation (IC). ORT’s IC work supports economic and social development in underserved communities around the world through local vocational training and technical assistance.

register online

ORT en Español
Aug 20 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ORT en Espanol highlights the experiences of guest speakers whose roots are in the Jewish communities of Latin America.  The event is in Spanish.

ORT America Presenta:
ORT en Español

20 de Agosto
08:00 pm – 09:00 pm (EDT)

El contenido de los eventos será exclusivamente en español y será interactivo.

ORT America presents Award Winning Documentary: Complicit @ Hosted on Zoom
Aug 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ORT America invites you to join us virtually for a special screening of the award winning documentary film – COMPLICIT. The Untold Story of why the Roosevelt Administration denied safe haven to Jewish Refugees

Awards Won:
2014 Official Selection – Montreal World Film Festival
2014 1st prize – Rhode Island International Film Festival – Judaica Category
2020 – Special Screening to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – George Washington University

Q & A with Producer/Director: Robert Krakow 

$36 per person.  Sponsorship levels are available and all include admission.

*This event is sponsored by the Florida Region. 

For more information or to RSVP by phone, call 561-997-1071 or email risaacson@ortamerica.org

Virtual Rub-a-Dub Michigan
Aug 28 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Started in 1975, the ORT Michigan Rub-a-Dub fundraiser is regularly attended by over 500 people and is the premier charity event of the summer in Detroit. This year, ORT Michigan is publishing a virtual journal with ads placed by donors honoring first responders and frontline workers.

For more information or to place an ad in the journal – please contact nmiller@ORTamerica.org