ORT America Celebrates!

Friends and supporters of ORT celebrated the installation of Larry Kadis, ORT America National President and 5 additional Clevelanders elected to the national board:  Barnett Bookatz, Suellen Kadis, Eric Rubin, Mitchell Schneider and Lewis Zipkin.

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L-R:  Barnett Bookatz,  National Secretary; Gary Desberg, ORT America
Northeast Ohio
Region President; Suellen Kadis, National Executive Committee Member;
Lewis Zipkin, National Vice President; Larry Kadis, National President;
Mitchell Schneider,National Board Member. Absent: Eric Rubin, National Board Member

The celebration included video messages from Avi Ganon, CEO, World ORT Kadima Mada (WOKM), Israel and Iris Wolf, Chief Pedagogical Officer, WOKM.


Avi-Ganon-photo_428_264_c1 View Avi Ganon’s
video greeting


View Iris Wolf’s
video greeting

Julian Berezovky, 22, a graduate of ORT Argentina, spoke about the value and importance of his education.  “ORT gave opportunities.  ORT gave skill sets.  ORT gave resources to succeed.   ORT set me up to succeed in life.”

Watch a short video of Julian’s remarks here.

View more event photos here.

Upcoming Events:

Winter ORT Forum


Past Events:

45th Annual ORT Brunch
Mark & Trish honored with the Maimonides Award

October 30, 2016. Click here for event highlights.

Mahi & Canasta Night

September 22, 2016. Click here for event recap.

Jurisprudence Award Dinner

June 15, 2016. Click here for event recap.


To view photos from previous events, visit our Flickr site.