National Leadership CohORT
ORT America Future Leaders

In June 2021, ORT America launched its new National Leadership CohORT Program, an 18-month leadership development, learning and mentoring opportunity to foster future leadership of ORT’s mission. Upon completion of this program, participants will have a deeper understanding and connection to ORT and the Jewish community, with the tools needed to be strong advocates and supporters. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening skills and understanding of the crucial role of American Jewish philanthropy to prepare and excite them about their future roles in their local communities and beyond.

Meet our participants (hover over to learn more)

"I am an ORT Argentina Alum and former teacher. I founded Stoa Coaching, where I am a Personal Development Coach, and I also serve as a Growth Marketing Advisor for startups.”


Head of Mentor Strategy and Operations
Oakland, CA

"Involvement in the Jewish community is important to me, specifically Jewish education. My mom went on a mission with ORT several years back which is how I first heard of the organization.”

Andrea Firestone

Andrea Firestone
Paid Media, Morgan Stanley
New York, NY

“I am very involved with the Jewish community and this has always been a large part of my life and Jewish identity. I am excited to be a part of the CohORT and learn more about the ways that ORT helps build Jewish communities throughout the world.”

Rachel Firestone

Rachel Firestone
Account Exec,
Group Nine Media
New York, NY

“My personal connection to ORT is through my wife's grandmother. After surviving a Nazi work camp in Poland during WWI, she became a trained dental hygienist through ORT. After the war, ORT was there to help Jews become self-sufficient.”

Gabrielle Goldman

Gabrielle Goldman
Associate Director
American Friends of Magen David Adom
Brooklyn, NY

"Jewish philanthropy is in my DNA. My mother joined the ORT national board a few years ago, after visiting ORT schools in Russia and Ukraine. It is a privilege to be following in her footsteps.”


Michael J. Greenberg
Managing Partner
Michael J. Greenberg, P.C.
New York, NY

“I became involved with ORT when my wife's uncle, Michael Perlmuter, asked me to join the Ohio Jurisprudence event’s planning committee. I felt a natural connection to ORT right from the start.”


Todd Gurney
The Eisen Law Firm
Shaker Heights, OH

“Jewish philanthropy is in my DNA. My mother joined the ORT national board a few years ago, after visiting ORT schools in Russia and Ukraine. It is a privilege to be following in her footsteps.”


Emily Korotkin
Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
Korotkin Insurance Group
Bloomfield Hills, MI

“My connection to ORT is familial. Both my parents have been actively involved at the local and national level for decades. I have personally been involved with ORT since 2008 via various committees, the NextGen group, and the National Board.”


Jonathan Lanznar**
Chief Business Development & Strategy Officer
vitaCare Prescription Services
New York, NY

“I studied at and received my diploma from an ORT high school in Israel. I also volunteered for ORT in the past, and I am excited to continue my involvement in bettering access to education for all.”


Matan Levi*
Product Manager
Redwood City, CA

“I am an ORT Argentina Alum and have been involved with ORT America for over 20 years. I currently serve on the ORT America National Board.”


Leandro Margulis*
VP Developer Relations
San Francisco, CA

“My family has always been involved in ORT; my grandfather was ORT's National President and a World ORT Board member, and my father is currently on the National Board. I look forward to carrying on my father's and grandfather's legacy.”


Alexis Perlmuter
Manager, Talent Acquisition
Fresh Inc. l LVMH
New York, NY

“I was introduced to ORT by my grandfather, Robert Sill, due to his involvement in the Cleveland chapter, as well as ORT’s national and international work. I'm excited to continue my family's connection to ORT alongside my sister, Alexis Perlmuter.”


Brittany Perlmuter
Talent Agent
ICM Partners
New York, NY

"As a child, I observed my mom’s ORT fundraisers. As an adult, I learned about the training ORT provided to my wife's grandmother while in a displacement camp after the Holocaust. I've seen first-hand the difference ORT makes.”


Justin Pollack**
Managing Director
PineBridge Investments
New York, NY

“I sit on four local Detroit Jewish boards, including JFMD and ORT Michigan, and have chaired many ORT events. My involvement in ORT comes from my dad, who was a past President.”


Matt Ran
Chief Operating Officer/Partner
Bloomfield Hils, MI

“My dad, Ken Korotkin, a former ORT Michigan president, took me to visit an ORT school in Israel as a young adult. I have been on committees and chaired ORT Michigan events and currently serve on the Board of Directors.”


Lisa Rothberger
HR Director
Southfield, MI

“I have served on the board of ORT Atlanta for two years. My parents are from Argentina and while they never went to an ORT school, many of their friends did and still speak highly of ORT.”


Nata Saslofsky
Loan Officer
Lib Properties
Atlanta, GA

“I first got involved with ORT when a client, who was an ORT student and went on to become a teacher after surviving the Holocaust, left an estate gift to ORT. I've been a Board member for six years.”


Dan Serlin
Managing Shareholder
Serlin, Trivax & Associates
West Bloomfield, MI

For more information contact:
Tracy Weiss, Director of Development
Anna Stein, Senior Development Officer

* ORT Alumnus
** cohORT Advisory Member