ORT’s roots in Europe stem as far back as before World War II. ORT’s global operations have always called Europe home first Paris, then Geneva and now London. Additionally, the ORT project spectrum ranges wide - from distance learning for adults in ORT France to community day schools in the Czech Republic. ORT schools continue to serve both Jewish and non-Jewish communities across Europe.
ORT Colleges in Moscow and Strasbourg Fashion Strong Ties: ORT Strasbourg is preparing to host their first group of Russian students, under a bilateral agreement it signed with the Moscow ORT Technology College just over a year ago. The group of a half-dozen fashion design students will spend a week at ORT Strasbourg in April joining in classes and collaborating with their French peers on a joint project. Read more
ORT strengthens links with Jewish Community of Milan: Milan’s Jewish school is looking forward to a whole new world of opportunities following the signing of a cooperation agreement with World ORT which strengthens its affiliation to the ORT network. Read more
- Belgium: ORT worked in Belgium after World War II to meet the needs of the local Jewish community - teaching needle trades. Today, ORT Belgium marks a new era by raising awareness of ORT’s philosophy and programs among Belgium’s 38,000 strong Jewish community. Read more
- Bulgaria: The Lauder-ORT Science and Technology Center at the Dimcho Debeljanov Jewish School in Sofia has media and science laboratories and a reputation so outstanding that the school has five applicants for each place available. Read more
- Czech Republic: The Lauder-ORT Science and Technology Center at the Lauder Guy Aryeh Jewish Community Day School provides students with access to 21st century skills such as computer science studies and this enables them to acquire skills that will provide a foundation for their careers and further education. Read more