UJC General Assembly in Cleveland


ORT will be part of the UJC GA in Cleveland. We at ORT can be proud of what we have achieved since our founding in St Petersburg in 1880. Since then we have supplied quality education and vocational training to more than three million people in more than 100 countries. But nothing makes us prouder than what our graduates achieve graduates like Gal Fridman, who this year became Israels first Olympic gold medal winner. His skill and determination to succeed is also shown by the nearly 300,000 students who each year rely on ORT to find their way in an ever more competitive and demanding world. With ORTs help, they are equipped to make an honest and productive living. Many have had to lift themselves out of poverty and hardship and some reach the very heights of business, science and technology. Image right: Gal Fridman at the Athens 2004 Olympics Photo credit: Adi Avishai In attaining self-reliance ORT graduates become vital contributors to their respective countries. In Israel, for example, 25 per cent of the countrys hi-tech work force graduated from ORT institutions. We look forward to joining other participants at the UJC General Assembly in Cleveland in congratulating Gal Fridman on his success. We are presenting him with a medal, specially minted in Jerusalem, at the ORT Reception on Monday, November 15 at 6pm. The reception, in room 230B at the Cleveland Convention Centre, is open to registered press and participants of the General Assembly. And we look forward to the opportunity of telling you more about how we Educate for Life. At the ORT Cybercenter (booth #140) we have students from ORT schools in Israel who can share their experiences with you and give you information about ORT programs. Thanks to the ORT Cybercenters free email link you are also able to use any of the 20 computer terminals on offer to share what youve learned with friends, family and colleagues and send them our specially designed virtual postcard. In addition, you can hear from Wafa Hawa Karram an educational counsellor at ORT Ahva Arab High School in Israel. She is contributing to a panel discussion, A New Social/Economic Agenda for Israel, at 3.45pm on Monday, November 15. See you there! To find out more about ORTs operations around the world and in the USA please click on the icons below: