ORT UK Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Programme

Posted on Monday 26th February 2018

Our Bar/Batmitzvah twinning group have returned from an incredible weekend in Kiev. Nine children and their families from Muswell Hill Synagogue, together with Rabbi David Mason, World ORT’s Shoshana Kandel and Programme Facilitator Frankie Stubbs, embarked on a fascinating journey to the Ukraine’s capital city which is steeped in Jewish history.

The first night of Chanukah at the ORT Educational Complex in Kyiv, Ukraine.


Posted on Wednesday 13th December 2017

Happy Chanukah, Chag Sameach and thank you!

Chanukah is a special time of year for all of us – lighting candles in the darkness of winter and reflecting on a story of commitment, dedication and pride. For the young people and students in our schools, such as those pictured above at ORT Educational Complex in Kiev, Chanukah is a particularly exciting time, bringing doughnuts, latkes and gifts at the end of their winter term.

Twinning with Kiev

Posted on Tuesday 12th December 2017

Following on from the success of last year’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah twinning project with Vilnius, Lithuania, ORT UK in partnership with Muswell Hill Synagogue, are thrilled to have launched their second annual twinning programme – this time with Kiev!

11 children from the Muswell Hill community have been matched with Ukranian students from the Kiev ORT Educational Complex #141 and the ORT Simcha School, for a year-long journey of discovery and learning. Throughout the programme, both sets of children will connect and build friendships through email and skype.

ORT-JUMP 2017/18

Posted on Thursday 30th November 2017

ORT-JUMP has launched, once again, with a record number of new sign-ups! With so many wonderful success stories from the past eight years, our mentor scheme has seen its popularity soar. Now with a total of 11 schools involved in our flagship domestic programme, including four local to us in Camden, we were inundated with well over 300 applications.


Posted on Tuesday 26th September 2017

The days between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur are traditionally a time for contemplation and aspiration. Apple and honey give us a taste of our hopes for a sweet year and the sounds of the shofar are an opportunity to stop and listen to its call for reflection and action. Across the world these traditions are part of the fabric that weaves diverse Jewish communities together within the rich tapestry of Jewish peoplehood.


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