Celebrating 100 Years

Ever since its founding in Tsarist Russia in 1880 and later in the United States in 1922, ORT has been intimately bound up in the story of the Jewish people. Born out of necessity, the organization has played a key role in developing and sustaining Jewish communities across the globe through vocational training, education, Judaic studies, and Jewish cultural activities. 

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ORT's Beginnings

American ORT is Established

Women's American ORT

World War II and Post-War American ORT Initiatives

The 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s – Adapting to Changing Times

The New Millennium Heralds Growth and Change