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

6th Annual Next Gen Trivia Night

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2018 ORT America Jurisprudence Awards

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Past Events:

4th Annual Mahj & Canasta Night

Thursday, October 26, 2017  |  The Hillbrook Club

Dinner and games!
Tammy Brosse, Event Chair


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


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
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Read about 2017 Jurisprudence Award Dinner
Click here to view photos of event

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

October 30, 2016. Click here for event highlights.

3rd Annual Mahj & 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.