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ORT UK Annual Dinner

Posted on Wednesday 11th November 2015
The ORT UK Annual Dinner in honour of businessman and philanthropist Natie Kirsh was held on Tuesday 10th November 2015 at the Jumeirah Carlton Towers.
 
The Rt Hon Lord Young Graffham introduced the special guest Natie Kirsh praising his outstanding philanthropy in the Jewish and non-Jewish World. 
 

Providing technology and vocational training for Charedi high schools

Posted on Friday 25th September 2015
World ORT in Israel (Kadima Mada) have partnered with The Kirsh Foundation to bring to life their “Derech” programme an initiative which sees a technological track through ICT equipment and scientific teaching added to Charedi high school curriculums to sit alongside the traditional Torah study.
 
The partnership, which kicked off in April 2015 with four schools in Jerusalem & Tel Aviv, is the brainchild of businessman & philanthropist Natie Kirsh.
 

A tribute to Ivor Connick z'l

Posted on Wednesday 19th August 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a close friend and supporter of ORT UK and World ORT, Ivor Connick.
 
“ORT has benefitted from Ivor’s dedication and commitment over more than half a century and his lasting legacy is an organisation which is as dynamic, fresh and relevant today as it was when he joined. He will be missed by us all,” said Mark Mishon, former Chair of British ORT (now ORT UK) and a member of its Board of Trustees.
 

Silvan Shalom visits ORT UK

Posted on Friday 3rd July 2015
Seeing how poverty had prevented some friends from reaching the heights of which they were capable “has been a scar on my body”, Israeli Vice Prime Minister and Interior Minister Silvan Shalom told a lunchtime gathering of senior World ORT and ORT UK professionals, lay leaders and supporters.
 

Network of ORT high schools in Israel

Posted on Saturday 25th April 2015
Since World ORT in Israel (Kadima Mada) was launched in 2007 it has partnered with many high schools all over the country running science and technology projects to help the schools deliver on performance and expertise in the classroom. Earlier this year, Kadima Mada announced it would now run its own World ORT network of high schools in Israel.
 

Heir Hunters tracing the roots of Former 'Leeds Old Boy' Franz Nebel - z"l

Posted on Thursday 26th February 2015
The BBC has broadcast a poignant programme describing the extraordinary story of Franz Nebel z”l, a former ORT student who died in London in 2010.
 
Mr Nebel and his older brother, Kurt, were among more than 100 students and seven teachers at the ORT Berlin school who were plucked from almost certain death by Acting Chairman of British ORT (now ORT UK) Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Henry Levey DSO OBE, z”l, just three days before the outbreak of war.
 

ORT JUMP

Posted on Thursday 29th January 2015
ORT JUMP 2014/15 launched in September to 8 Jewish schools in London. JFS, Hasmonean Girls School, Hasmonean Boys School, Immanuel College, Yavneh College, King Solomon High School, JCOSS and Menorah Grammar School.
 
We spoke to over 650 Year 12 students to introduce ‘The Jewish Mentoring Programme. 
To date we have had 335 completed application forms and are still receiving more daily.
We have managed to match 250 of them with a Jewish individual who is already established in their chosen career.
 

Update on ORT in Israel

Posted on Thursday 29th January 2015
World ORT in Israel, Kadima Mada is extending its roots deeper into the Israeli Education System.
 
The Ministry of Education has now approved the establishment of a WOKM educational network. The WOKM educational network, called “Kadima Mada, Educating for Life”, will be a unique, high-quality network of not more than 20 schools.
 

Remembering ORT Alumnus Yohan Cohen

Posted on Monday 12th January 2015

Everyone at ORT UK was of course deeply saddened and troubled by events that took place in Paris last month. Our thoughts are with all of the victims of terror but we think especially at this time of Yohan Cohen, 22 who was tragically killed along with three other Jews in the Kosher supermarket  in Porte de Vincennes. Yohan was an alumnus of one of ORT’s Paris schools, ORT Villiers-le-Bel. May Yohan’s memory and the memories of Philip Braham, 40, Francois-Michel Saada and Yoav Hattab, 21 be a blessing to us all.

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