ORT UK

ORT UK is the UK arm of World ORT, the world’s largest Jewish education and training charity.

Started in 1880, World ORT is currently operating in 37 countries and helping 300,000 students around the world. Specialising in technology, ORT helps vulnerable communities to become self-sufficient by educating and training their members in the skills they need for life.

ORT UK is a registered charity (No. 1105254) supporting ORT projects around the world. We also educate British donors about ORT and its work, while initiating and managing ORT programmes within the UK.

ORT UK PROGRAMMES

ORT JUMP

ORT-JUMP is ORT UK's flagship domestic project. A mentoring programme for students in their first year of sixth form (Year 12), ORT-JUMP is designed to help bridge the gap between school and the workplace. Established in 2009 by Julia Alberga, with support from World ORT, ORT-JUMP is now working with over 250 students across 11 schools. Mentors from a wide range of industries, meet with their mentees five times over the duration of the academic year, to discuss topics such as qualifications and career paths, working hours, essential skills and training. Many of our students find work experience and acceptance onto corporate schemes through the programme. 

 

BAR/BAT MITZVAH TWINNING PROGRAMME

Our new Bar/Bat Mitzvah twinning programme sees young people from Muswell Hill United Synagogue twinned with their peers in Vilnius and Kiev. The programme encourages a commitment to the global Jewish community, as well as enabling participants to connect with their Jewish identity. Families are also encouraged to explore their own history.

 

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S NETWORK (PWN)

2016 saw the launch of the Professional Women's Network (PWN), which brings together women from different professional backgrounds and provides a space for networking. We also provide opportunities to hear guest speakers, with past subjects including, 'What the World of Business can Learn from Religion' and 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling - Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace.' 

 

 

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  • What a Royal weekend! For another Royal fix come and join us for our Annual Fundraising Lunch on June 7th with Tom Bower, author of the Rebel Prince where he will be talking about 'PRINCES, TYCOONS AND OTHER RIFF RAFF'... Tickets are £100 (including a copy of The Rebel Prince) and you can purchase tickets through our website: http://ortuk.org/events/annual-lunch-0
  • Next week the community celebrates Israel with the Israel at 70 Concert. We're looking forward to seeing a diverse line up of Israeli culture including the soul funk of Ethiopian Israeli Gili Yalo and the Yeminite electronic dance of A-WA. All this in the presence of HRH Prince Charles and Natan Sharansky נתן שרנסקי! Come and join us... You can book tickets on line http://www.israel70.uk With thanks to The Jewish Leadership Council, UJIA, Israel Bonds, UK, the Gerald Ronson Family Foundation, the Genesis Philanthropy Group and the The Jewish Chronicle
  • Invite to the Royal wedding lost in the post? Don't despair! Just catch it on TV and instead book tickets for ORT UK's Annual Lunch, with investigative journalist Tom Bower! http://ortuk.org/events/annual-lunch-0 The author of the explosive Prince Charles biography 'Rebel Prince' promises to reveal all his secrets on 'Princes, Tycoons and Other Riff Raff' and we can't wait!
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  • BOOK NOW for the ORT UK Golf Day! http://ortuk.org/events/ort-uk-golf-day-20th-june-2018
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    Our Bar/Batmitzvah twinning group have returned from an incredible weekend in Kiev.

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    ORT UK raises funds in the UK to support a variety of ORT projects, at home and abroad. Please donate and help us provide our students with an Education For Life.