Why does ORT Belgium organize trips ?
After twenty years, ORT schools in Belgium closed their doors around 1965-1966. This is the reason why ORT Belgium decided to organize trips abroad in cities where ORT schools are active mainly on the high-school level.
From 1946 onwards, there were three ORT schools in Belgium. They trained survivors of the Shoah to enable them to rapidly integrate the active society and become independant.
It has been ORT’s mission. It still is ORT’s mission. However today World ORT focuses on sciences, technologies, maths and engineering.
Friends of ORT Belgium participated in visits of ORT schools:
- 2012 Strasbourg : www.strasbourg.ort.asso.fr
- 2013 Vilnius : http://ortinlithuania.ort.org
- 2014 Buenos Aires : www.ort.edu.ar
- 2014 Montevideo : www.ort.edu.uy (ORT university part of Erasmus programme)
- 2015 Toulouse : www.toulouse-ort.asso.fr
- 2017 Ukraine
At the moment
SHALOM Festival for Peace in the Middle East 2017
On Sunday May 21, 2017 the “Festival for Peace” will be held in Brussels. This cultural event organized for the sake of Israel will take place in Place d’Espagne, 1000 Brussels (between Grand Place and the Central Station) from 14.00 to 18.00 hours. At the initiative of the festival, several Belgian civil society organisations, among them: the Belgian Coalition for Israel, Koinonia, B'nai B'rith Brussels, KKL, ORT Belgium, Anet, Christians for Israel, Beautiful Israel, Christians Friends of Israel and Alliance for Peace in Middle-East. A gospel concert, dances, musical performances, stalls with photo exhibits, games for children, literary activities and food and drinks have been programmed by the organisers. The festival, which had already been held in Antwerp and Brussels, aims at promoting dialogue, understanding and peace among nations. For more information contact: M. Raymond VANDEPUT (Gsm: 0495 537 943) et M. John VAN DER DUSSEN (Gsm: 0486 252 404) For ORT Belgium: Mme Charlotte GUTMAN (Gsm: 0497 444 567) – www.ortbelgium.org For Koinonia: Mme Katia VAN DE BROECK (Gsm: 0485 070 796)