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.

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


47th Annual ORT Brunch

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 9:30 am


Ken Liffman

2018 Maimonides Award Recipient for Outstanding Community Service

Todd Gurney

Recipient of the 1st Annual Robert Sill Leadership Award


For more information, click here.

2018 Mahj & Canasta Night

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6:00pm

A fun evening of Mahj, Canasta, dinner, and raffle prizes!
Tammy Brosse, Event Chair

For more information, click here.

Past Events:

2018 Jurisprudence Awards

Mario Ciano, Former Managing Partner, Reminger Co, LPA
David Paris, Managing Partner, Nurenberg Paris

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The Union Club • 1211 Euclid Avenue • Cleveland OH 44115

6th Annual Next Gen Trivia Night

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 7:00pm | Winking Lizard Tavern Party Center
View photos here.

46th Annual ORT Brunch

Sunday, October 22  |  9:30 AM
Executive Caterers at Landerhaven
Honorees: Sue and Mitch Frankel
Recipients of the 2017 Maimonides Award
for outstanding community service

2017 ORT America Jurisprudence Award Dinner

Honorees: Jason Hillman and Thomas J. Scanlon
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 5:30pm
Marriott at Key Center
Read about 2017 Jurisprudence Award Dinner
Click here to view photos of event

5th Annual Next Gen Trivia Night

Winking Lizard Tavern party center, Thursday, May 18, 2017
Jamie and Eric Synenberg, and Alex Kadis, Event Co-Chairs


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