ORT UK

ORT UK is part of the ORT global network empowering young people through life-changing science and technology education and vocational training. 

Here in the UK, as well as funding ORT projects across the world, we also run programmes aimed at enhancing students’ Jewish education and providing career progression for the community.

 

 

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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.

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Professional Women’s Network (PWN)

2016 saw the launch of the Professional Women’s Network, which brings together women from different professional backgrounds and provides a space for networking.

We provide opportunities to hear guest speakers, with past subjects including, ‘What the World of Business can Learn from Religion,’ ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling – Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace,’ and ‘How to Survive and Thrive: Dealing with Workplace Stress.’

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Programme

Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah twinning programme invites young people from Muswell Hill United Synagogue to connect with children attending one of our ORT schools in the former Soviet Union.

The programme encourages a commitment to the global Jewish community, as well as enabling participants to strengthen their Jewish identity. Families are also encouraged to explore their own history. During the year, the group journey to meet the twinned children and their families, visit the city’s Jewish landmarks and partake in a Holocaust memorial.

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Watch our 2017 Annual Dinner Film