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Shavua tov! To start the week we’d like to introduce our new Director General and CEO – Avi Ganon. Avi’s well known in the ORT family through his many years of service, first leading World ORT operations in the Former Soviet Union and then leading World ORT Kadima Mada קדימה מדע in Israel.
Avi’s appointment is an exciting moment for the organisation. As World ORT President Dr Conrad Giles said: “Over the last 10 years Avi has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, imagination and drive in establishing our affiliate in Israel. I know that he will be successful in expanding World ORT’s activities in all our regions.”
Dario Werthein, the Chair of World ORT’s Board of Trustees, added: “Avi’s dynamism in expanding World ORT Kadima Mada speaks volumes for his ability. I know that he will bring the same skills to his position at World ORT. I look forward to working with him closely.”
Avi’s taking on the professional leadership of World ORT at a critical time. As he says: “Growing social and economic polarisation and the instability that results from it makes education society’s top priority. Only through an education which is attuned to the demands of the 21st century can we raise new generations with the skill and confidence to thrive. That is precisely what World ORT’s emphasis on scientific, technological and ethical education provides. It is a tremendous honour to follow in the footsteps of people like Aaron Singalowski, Max Braude, Joseph Harmatz and Robert Singer, who have led World ORT to groundbreaking achievements in Jewish communities around the world. I am grateful to the leadership of World ORT for giving me the opportunity to lead this great organisation on the next stage of its 137-year-old mission of Educating for Life.” … See MoreSee Less
Avi GanonДорогие друзья, партнёры! Большое спасибо за ваши сердечные поздравления! С 1 сентября я начинаю свою работу в новой должности в World ORT. Разрешите мне пожелать всем нам успеха. Ещё раз огромное спасибо!
15 hours ago
Avi GanonDear friends and partners,
Thank you so much for the heart warming wishes.
I’m starting at World ORT on September 1st.
Thank you all for your support
15 hours ago
Avi Ganonחברים ושותפים יקרים
תודה רבה על כל הברכות ואיחולי ההצלחה
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תודה רבה לכולכם
15 hours ago
Moti DotanDear Avi there is no doubt that you are the right person in the right place,as a leader in Kadima Mada you changed the realty of the education of the Negev and the Galil,I am sure that as the general director you will lead the organization to new heights .I am very very proud of you and wish you great success
1 day ago · 1
Sabina Birarovaאבי ושרון! אני כל כך שמחה לראות עוד פעם את המשפחה שלכם! אתם תמיד בשבילי – מנהל שלי במרכז ישראלי במוסקבה ומורה שלי לעברית😍 אהבה גדולה מהילדות☺️
24 hours ago
Beto Mayaמזל טוב ענק לאבי גנון! אין ספק שרשת אורט עולמית הרוויחה מהמינוי!! Avi Ganon
9 hours ago
Rivana TendlerWe congratulate you from the bottom of our hearts. We wish you lots of good luck and success in your new position. 👏❤Rivana and Dan Tendler.
Achieving success by identifying and developing your talents is the moral of this beautifully rendered tale with which 11 students at the ORT School in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, won the puppet category of this year’s ORT Animation Contest. More than 80 students from 12 of ORT’s schools in the Former Soviet Union submitted 29 animations based on traditional Jewish stories, tales and proverbs. … See MoreSee Less
Every Friday, Grade 3 pupils at ORT Argentina are joined by their grandparents for an enriching and joyous Shabbat experience. Together they enjoy songs, photos and personal stories and above all the warmth of family traditions passed down through the ages. Which is why the programme is called M’dor L’Dor – from generation to generation. Wishing you all a Shabbat shalom with family, friends and community! … See MoreSee Less
Music-fuelled interest in South Korea was raised to fever pitch in Latin America when the performer PSY laid down the Gangnam plank to closer cultural ties with a 2012 smash hit that’s now approaching 3 billion views on YouTube.
Now, the innovative university has turned up the volume with an academic cooperation agreement with KU, which is ranked 90th among the world’s universities and 16th in Asia. The agreement was signed by ORT Uruguay’s Rector, Dr JOrge Grunberg, and his opposite number at KU, Dr Jaeho Yeom (pictured).
“This agreement will allow regular student exchanges,” said ORT Uruguay Academic Vice-Rector Julio Fernandez. “Our students will benefit greatly from the synergy between this opportunity to study at a prestigious university and our teaching of Korean language and culture.”
ORT Uruguay now has 89 student exchange agreements in operation, covering 20 countries.
“Each year we receive approximately 150 students in exchange, typically for one semester, and send abroad a somewhat smaller number. Students take back the academic credits earned during their semester abroad, which is also an important component of some study programs such as the BA in International Studies,” said Mr Fernandez. … See MoreSee Less