Past Events

Gin Tasting at the Gatehouse

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 20:00 to 21:30

Thursday 8th March 2018
8.00pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Gatehouse, Highgate Westhill, London N6 4BD
Tickets £25 and include a variety of Gin & Tonic tasters, nibbles & 2 full size complimentary G&Ts
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Professional Women's Network Event with Dr Ellie Cannon

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:30


ORT UK's Professional Women's Network invites you to join us for a fascinating evening with media health expert and the current face of NHS general practice, Dr Ellie Cannon.

A work-related illness can affect anyone. Dr Ellie Cannon will use her decade of experience, to identify the most common physical and mental health conditions caused by our jobs. Revealing how to overcome these obstacles, her advice will empower us to survive and thrive in the workplace.

This event promises to be a fantastic opportunity to connect, learn, share and network with other professional women from a variety of industries and sectors.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase Dr Ellie Cannon's latest book: Is Your Job Making You Ill?


Fragomen LLP

95 Gresham Street



Nearest Tube: Bank (3 min walk)

If you have any questions, please email

We are delighted that this event is being sponsored and hosted by Fragomen Worldwide, the world's leading provider of legal immigration, counselling and services.

Places are limited, so we recommend you book early.

Exclusive Tory Burch Event

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00

Please join us for an exclusive shopping event and champagne to celebrate the new Tory Burch HOLIDAY COLLECTION.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00

Panel Discussion/Q&A with Reverend Sally Hitchiner, Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner, Onjali Rauf and Lindsay Simmonds. Chaired by Laura Marks OBE.



What the World of Business Can Learn from Religion

In the business world, gender is no longer necessarily seen as a barrier to successful leadership and participation.  

Do you think this can become the case in the religious or faith world?


Join our panel of four distinguished faith leaders as they address the challenges facing active participation of women in faith. 

We look forward to welcoming you to ORT UK's fascinating panel discussion, chaired by Laura Marks OBE, followed by Q&A.

Preceding the event, there will be a networking Drinks & Canapes Reception (Kosher).


Speaker information:


Reverend Sally Hitchiner is the Coordinating Chaplain and Interfaith adviser to Brunel University, London. She coordinates a multi faith team at the 14th most international university in the world. Sally is a regular faith and social affairs commentator on BBC television and radio and has appeared on television shows from Newsnight to LooseWomen. In her time as a parish priest she ran a large congregation for homeless people and was instrumental in the regeneration following the London riots in 2011.  Sally is the founder and managing director of Diverse Church - a charity that supports almost 1000 LGBTI Christians, their families and churches across the UK and Ireland. Sally has been a major voice in the Church of England's re-discussion of the place of LGBT people in faith. 




Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner grew up in an Orthodox household but moved to the Reform movement at age 12. She has lived in London and Jerusalem, where she taught youth leaders and Israeli and Palestinian tour guides, and led Palestinian-Israeli dialogue. A past Chair of Rabbis for Human Rights, she loved being a communal rabbi at Alyth (North Western Reform Synagogue) between 2003-11 before being appointed as the first Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism. She is a regular broadcaster and writer, including national newspapers, television and radio where she is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thought for the Day’, BBC One’s ‘Sunday Morning Live’ and BBC One’s ‘The Big Questions’ series of moral, ethical and religious debates. 




Onjali Rauf is founder and CEO of Making Herstory; an organisation working to end the abuse, enslavement and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond by mobilising men, women and children from all backgrounds to take action against these crimes, whilst also bridging gaps between existing services and wider communities.  Formerly the campaigns manager for Women for Women International UK and the Assistant Editor for emel magazine, Onjali specialised in Women's Studies for her masters at Oxford University and studied English Literature at the University of Wales.  She is an alumni for the Cambridge Coexist Leadership programme, was shortlisted for the Care2Impact and Emma Humphreys Memorial Awards 2014, for her works in the women's rights sector and is a contributor to Radio 2's 'Pause for Thought' with Vanessa Feltz.




Lindsay Simmonds is the current Scholar-in-Residence at Hampstead United Synagogue, and lectures widely on Gender and Judaism. She has a degree in Speech and Language Pathology and an MSc in Gender Studies from the LSE, where she is now completing her PhD at the Gender Institute. Lindsay studied at Nishmat in Jerusalem, was a Bruria Scholar at Midreshet Lindenbaum, and is a graduate of the LSJS Susi Bradfield Women Educators’ Fellowships. She is a member of the Cambridge Co-Exist Leadership Programme which promotes respectful, deep and long-lasting friendship and collegiality between faith leaders in the Christian, Jewish and Moslem communities in the UK, and is involved in several inter-faith projects in the UK.




Laura Marks set up Mitzvah Day in 2005 believing that we can all give a little of ourselves, collectively, for the good of society.  Jewish led and now in 24 countries, it brings people of different faiths together positively and inclusively.  As past SVP of the Board of Deputies Laura understands the challenges facing the Jewish and other faith communities in difficult political times and believes that “together we are stronger”.  Passionate about the role of women in the faith groups and having set up and chaired Women in Jewish Leadership for 6 years, in 2015 she co-founded Nisa-Nashim to bring together Muslims and Jews through women’s empowerment and friendship. Laura chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust which works nationally to ensure a safer future, and writes and broadcasts – she is a regular voice on Radio 2’s  Pause for Thought – very early in the morning!  Laura is a mum of 3, owns a dog and has a tolerant husband.


Monday, July 10, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

ORT JUMP is delighted to have as their guest speaker, broadcaster and journalist, Samantha Simmonds.

Book your place for the ORT JUMP graduation where you will receive your ORT JUMP graduation certificate.

Please note that  MAXIMUM of three tickets can be booked per family.

Jack Rose Golf Day

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:00 to 16:00

The Jack Rose Golf Challenge 2017 will be a Stableford competition with teams of four, of full handicap (maximum 28 for men and 36 for women) with women playing off their own stroke index. Teams may be mixed.

Prizes will be awarded to the first two teams (best two scores each hole).


There will be a shotgun start at 9.00am prompt, with registration from 7.30am till 8.45am.


Coffee, tea, pastries and fruit will be served before the start and some refreshments will be available at the half-way house. A full buffet lunch (fish – unsupervised) follows the conclusion of the day’s play.


If you require a buggy or caddy, please phone Dyrham Park’s Pro Shop on 020 8336 7600.


​To book as an individual (£160) or sponsor a tee (£250) or a hole (£500) please email


​For teams (£600) you can book here by adding 1 ticket to your cart.


Annual Lunch with Philip Hook

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:00 to 15:00

A Survivor's Story

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00

Join ORT UK and Learning from the Righteous to meet and hear this unique story first-hand from survivor Moshe Tirosh and how he was saved from the hands of the Nazis by Zookeepers Dr Jan & Antonina Zabinski and how they used their Zoo and villa as a sanctuary for 300 escapees.

Learning from the Righteous' Director and Author, Antony Lishak will lead this fascinating presentation and Q&A into this remarkable true story, as well as discuss the terrifying ordeal and experience with Moshe who at the time was only 7 years old.

This event will be held at  ORT House, 126 Albert St NW1 7NE

Refreshements will be served.




Business Breakfast 2017 with Tim Steiner OBE

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 07:30 to 09:15

Join us for breakfast on 21st March at the Sheraton Park Lane and hear
Tim Steiner OBE being interviewed by Samantha Simmonds.

Tim is the Chief Executive Officer of Ocado, which he started in 2000. Prior to Ocado, he spent eight years as a banker at Goldman Sachs, during which time he was based in London, Hong Kong and New York in the Fixed Income division.


Improvisation a Vital Tool for Business Success!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

ORT UK invites you to a fast-paced, interactive workshop with global leadership expert Emma Stroud, MD of Truth.Works.

Emma's style is fun, fast-paced and thought provoking.  This workshop will examine the art of being present in the moment and its power for business and will provide you with tools to present that you never believed were possible!

Places are limited so book early. Refreshments & Canapes will be served.

This event is being supported and hosted by Blick Rothenberg Limited.

Venue: Blick Rothenberg, 16 Great Queen St, Covent Garden, London W2CB 5AH


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