World ORT

World ORT is one of the world’s largest Jewish education and vocational training non-governmental organisation. It operates in Africa, Asia-Pacific region, former Soviet Union, Israel, South and North America and in Europe. ORT works directly and indirectly in more than 100 world countries.

The mission statement of ORT is the Jewish community development through education of Jewish youth. In addition the organization supports education outside of Jewish communities mainly in developing countries.

ORT was founded in 1880 in St. Petersburg. Originally, it supported the development of vocational and agricultural technologies in Jewish communities. Today, it helps young people to learn to use modern technologies. For 120 years, ORT has been fulfilling its mission – to help Jewish people (and other nations) to cope with the changing world around them.

ORT has come to Czechoslovakia in April 1947, however it was forced by the communist government to end its work in this country in July 1949. During its short presence, ORT helped the after-WWII Jewish immigrants from Poland, Hungary, Rumania and Poland to the country. ORT came back to the Czech Republic in 1996 and started to cooperate with the Education and Culture Center of Prague, where the organization created a computer lab that was opened with a presence of the president of the country Václav Havel. In 2005, ORT entered the Lauder school of Prague, where it established a computer lab in cooperation with the Ronald S. Foundation.

Contact World ORT Czech Republic: lucie.hallzavináč

Novinky ORT

  • Jan 20., 2020
    Dreidel competition title shared after close-fought contest / A Bluetooth-enabled dreidel, a dreidel phone app and a design constructed on a 3D printer were among the innovative entries to ORT’s 2019 Chanukah dreidel-design competition.
  • Dec 20., 2019
    Next stop China for Kiev robotics team / A group of ORT students from Ukraine will travel to China next week to take part in an international robotics competition.
  • Feb 20., 2019
    Teenager’s energy-generating doors secure Ukraine patent / A Ukrainian teenager has celebrated becoming the first student in the history of his school to receive a patent from a prestigious national technology institution. · More
  • Feb 3., 2019
    ORT receives prestigious humanitarian award / ORT is honored to have been presented with a prestigious humanitarian award given in memory of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. The organization was chosen as a recipient of the Let Freedom Ring Award, acknowledging our commitment to equality in education and our efforts to bridge the gap between ability and opportunity. · More
  • Jan 13., 2019
    UNESCO highlights Israeli students’ peace efforts / Students from a World ORT Youth Village in Israel have secured what is thought to be a world first after their peace-making efforts were acknowledged at a major international forum. · More