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ORT America-Ohio Region

Char Rapoport Nance

Director

216.464.3022

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Organization Information

ORT has been an integral part of Cleveland's philanthropic landscape for over 60 years. The first chapter of Women's American ORT was formed in 1953. A few years later, 1960, American ORT (Men's ORT) was formed. In 2007 the two organizations merged and ORT America was formed. As ORT grew in strength and numbers, ORT expanded, establishing chapters in Akron, Canton and Youngstown. More recently, in an effort to serive all our donors throughout the state, these chapters along with chapters in Columbus and Toledo were united under the banner of the ORT America-Ohio Region. A tradition since 1971, the annual ORT Brunch honors prominent and distinguished community members. The event is the culmination of the annual campaign. In 1996, a new page in ORT history was written with the presentation of the ORT Jurisprudence Award honoring the contributions of members of the legal community. Ohio has long been a source of national and international leadership. Larry Kadis serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee of ORT America. Bart Bookatz, Suellen Kadis, Eric Rubin, Mitchell Schneider and Lewis Zipkin are members of the ORT America National Board of Directors. Robert Sill, former Chairman of the Board of World ORT, along with Al Gray, serve as Honorary Trustees of ORT America. Both Sill and Gray are former national AO presidents. Today, the Ohio Region of ORT America has combined the efforts and initiatives of the men and women in the region to become a united voice in Jewish philanthropy in support of ORT schools and programs throughout the world.

Mission Statement:
The Ohio Region of ORT America is rooted in Jewish heritage and values. Our mission is to raise funds to support educational programs that enrich entire communities by teaching marketable skills that empower students of all faiths to attain success and live with dignity.
Contact Info:

Char Rapoport Nance

Director

216.464.3022

Fax: 216.464.8975

Address:
24100 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 300
Beachwood, OH 44122
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Website:
http://www.ortohio.org/
Fax:
216.464.8975
Email Address:
ohio@ortamerica.org
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/ORTcleveland
Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/ORTohio
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/ORTcleveland
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Other Information:

Gary Desberg, President

Char Rapoport Nance, Director

 

 

Location(s)

Location(s)

  1. Location Name:
    ORT America-Ohio Region
    Address:
    24100 Chagrin Blvd.
    Suite 300
    Beachwood
    OH
    44122
    View in Google Maps
    Phone Number
    216.464.3022
    Fax Number
    216.464.8975
    ohio@ORTamerica.org

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