ORT has been an integral part of Ohio’s philanthropic landscape for over 60 years, establishing chapters in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Toledo and Columbus. Today, the Ohio Region of ORT America has combined the efforts and initiatives of the men and women in the state to become a united voice in Jewish philanthropy in support of ORT schools and programs throughout the world.

The Ohio Region raises funds to support the World ORT global network of schools and programs with its annual campaign and annual fundraising events: Jurisprudence Dinner, Annual ORT Brunch and Mahj & Canasta Night.

Ohio is the proud home of National ORT America President, Larry Kadis, and National Board members, Barnett Bookatz, Suellen Kadis, Eric Rubin, Mitchell Schneider and Lewis Zipkin.

“I have been involved with ORT for many years and look forward to continuing the strong Cleveland legacy.”

— Greg Marcus, President, Ohio Region



Liffman, Gurney to be honored at 47th Annual ORT Brunch.
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Greg Marcus named ORT Ohio Region president; Alex Kadis Next Gen chair.
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Yael Amitz-Lev Sperber hired as new associate director at ORT Ohio Region.
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4th Annual ORT Mahj & Canasta Night.
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Ohio Region sets goal to renovate and modernize Kfar Silver Science Building

Sue and Mitch Frankel Receive 2017 ORT America Maimonides Award for Outstanding Community Service at 46th Annual ORT America Brunch on October 22, 2017

Jason Hillman and Thomas J. Scanlon receive the ORT America 2017 Jurisprudence Award on June 29, 2017.

5th Annual ORT America Next Gen Trivia Night, May 18, 2017, an evening of fun and games.
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Char Rapoport Nance joins ORT America family as Incoming Ohio Director. Read more.