Over 130 Years. Over 60 Countries. More than
3,000,000 Lives Changed
ORT America is a Jewish organization committed to strengthening communities throughout the world by educating people against all odds and obstacles.
The cutting-edge educational skills acquired at ORT schools, colleges, and international programs enable over 300,000 students annually to attain successful careers, become community leaders and live independently.
ORT is one of the largest non-governmental education and training organizations in the world with activities in Israel, the Baltic and CIS, Latin America, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia . It is a non-profit, not-political organization that serves many by meeting the educational and competitive needs of today's society.
ORT was founded in St Petersburg, in 1880 to provide employable skills for Russia’s impoverished Jewish people, but since that time ORT has evolved to service the global community.
Read a message from the President.
ORT Network: ORT programs operate in nearly every corner of the globe and ORT supporters are found in all those corners as well. No matter where you are, there's very likely an ORT group or network near you.
ORT Leadership: ORT has a strong and committed leadership team, learn more about our Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
ORT Missions and Trips: ORT America supports programs all over the world, and a voyage on one of our missions is the best way to see them in action.
History of ORT: Founded in 1880 in St. Petersburg, Russia, ORT has since expanded around the world and evolved across decades. It is a legendary story of hard work, trials and, of course, triumph.