2015 ORT Forum
ORT’s past present and future were celebrated at the 2015 ORT Forum. The 135th Anniversary of ORT activities, presented by Bart Bookatz, highlighted the stories of ORT alumni and emphasized ORT’s resilience across time and geography, providing students with the skills to succeed. Ilana Isakov Katz, reviewed the local chapter’s accomplishments in 2014 and the priorities for the future. Michelle Hirsch received the Sadie & Maurice ORT Leadership Award in recognition of her leadership and dedication to the local region. As attention shifted to ORT’s future in Israel, David Jablinowitz, noted political analyst and managing director of Israel English Radio News, spoke about the upcoming Israel election and the implications for US-Israel relations, security and negotiations with a nuclear Iran.