ORT History

  • History of ORT: From the 3 visionary men who founded ORT in 1880 to the millions of supporters and students all over the world, the story of ORT is inspiring, impressive and still being written.
  • ORT Timeline: A timeline of key dates, accomplishments and events in the 130 year history of the organization. Click here.
  • Formation of ORT America: ORT America was created when two of the strongest fundraising organizations in the ORT family – American ORT and Women’s American ORT – came together to form a unified structure and organization, just as strongly committed to the programs as its predecessors but more focused and with a wider network of supporters across the country. Read more about how about how and why ORT America was formed as well as the history of American ORT and that of Women’s American ORT.

Exploring the History of ORT

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