What is World ORT?

Founded in 1880, World ORT is today operational in 37 countries and helps around 300 000 students around the world.

ORT is a global Jewish educational and training organizations which enhances the social and economic prospects of individuals and communities by giving them the creativity, employability and entrepreneurial skills they need for life.  ORT is the largest organization of its kind in the world, with a unique global reach.

World ORT is the central umbrella body that coordinates the federated network of National ORT Organizations worldwide.

Jewish values and philanthropy are at the heart of our activities.


Our Goals

ORT’s overall goal is to become the world’s foremost education and training organization by 2020.  In helping the World ORT Global Network to realize it’s vision and mission we aim to achieve the following:

  • To strengthen and expand the World ORT Global Network to reach more young people – particularly those who lack opportunity due to social, economic or other forms of deprivation
  • To be at the forefront in identifying global trends in education and the needs of the employment marketplace
  • To continue to practice Tikkun Olam around the world through World ORT’s International Cooperation programs
  • To diversify and increase the financial resources available to benefit our activities and our students

Our Values

The pen is mightier than the sword – but only if you know to write. It’s education that gives people the power to make challenges into opportunities. A World ORT education empowers people from the poorest backgrounds to become independent, contributing citizens.