The Jewish community of metropolitan Chicago is vibrant, diverse and philanthropic. The area is a hub for innovation, technology and education.

For generations before becoming the Metropolitan Chicago Region, we were known as Women’s American ORT, led by dedicated, empowered women who invested deeply in their chapters and in the ORT mission. ORT was their primary – sometimes their only – philanthropic focus.

There are still countless women from Women’s American ORT who are as engaged and invested as they were in 1966.  The region has expanded its philanthropic diversity by cultivating male and female donors of all ages, in different geographical locations and with multiple interests. With our Business Leaders Luncheon and our developing advisory board, the Metropolitan Chicago Region is branching out to meet the crucial needs of ORT America and raise funds for the global ORT education priorities that positively impact thousands.

We hope you will join us at our Annual Meeting Sunday, March 18 in Chicago. Learn about ORT’s impact on the lives of students around the world, exchange ideas with other ORTists, help chart our path and have fun. We recognize our amazing event co-chairs: Ellen Doppelt & Robbie Sherman, and Pinstripes, our sponsor.


Keynote Speaker: Tom Alexander, CEO 1871 , one of the largest technology incubators in the United States.
ORT America President’s Award Recipient: Shelly Dreifuss, a dedicated ORT supporter and past President of the Metropolitan Chicago Region.


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Past Events

October 19, 2017  |  11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Standard Club | 320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Grand Opening Celebration

Tuesday, October 3 at 10am

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 with members of the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce
and city officials. ŸWonderful shopping for a great cause.
Meet ORT board members and learn about ORT educational programs Ÿ Refreshments

Game Night 2017


Thursday, June 8th – 7:00 PM

BOUTIQUE ADDED! Doors open at 6:30 PM

2017 Executive Board Installation Dinner

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Birchwood Club | 1174 Park Avenue | Highland Park, IL