As 2016 comes to an end I would like to thank you for your support. Recognising the many demands on the philanthropy and tzedakah of those in our community the words of Olga Troupp, Principal of the ORT school in Kazan, Russia remind us of the importance of our work,
“By supporting our kids you are supporting the Jewish future. You are supporting the Jewish future not only in Russia but the entire world.”
Israel’s Minister for Education, Naftali Bennett. “For me, the project is a dream come true,” said Mr Bennet
This academic year has seen the launch of ORT UK’s first Bar and Bat Mitzvah Twinning Project; twinning UK children with their Lithuanian counterparts for a year-long journey of discovery and learning. 13 children from Muswell Hill Synagogue (6 boys and 7 girls) have been twinned with students from the ORT Sholom Aleichem Gymnasium School in Vilnius.
On 7 November 2016, 260 of our donors and supporters enjoyed a beautiful, entertaining and enlightening evening at the Jumeirah Carlton Towers for ORT UK’s Annual Dinner. The event was in honour of Dr. Jean de Gunzburg, outgoing President of World ORT and descendant of ORT’s founder Baron Horace de Gunzburg in 1880.
This October, ORT UK hosted a Ladies Fashion Show with London’s leading independent womenswear boutique Jessimara. The sold-out event raised over £21,000 where more than 200 guests were treated to a fun-filled evening of comedy and a stunning catwalk of glamour and high fashion with designer clothes, shoes and accessories courtesy of Jessimara, Larizia and Lola Rose.