Latin America


ORT Argentina is a not-for-profit, pluralistic and open Jewish organization that prepares young people for higher education and the labor market. It has been operating in the country since 1936. It now runs activities out of its two high-school campuses and two tertiary level institutes of technology.


The Instituto de Tecnologia ORT is recognized as one of the best schools in the country. In the latest results published by the Ministry of Education, it was ranked eighth out of all schools in Rio de Janeiro. The school focuses on science and technology, with specialisms in biotechnology, computer science, electronics and social media.


ORT Chile is leading the Implementation of New Approaches in Education and Training for Improving Quality of Life". ORT Chile has developed and implemented several projects amongst which is Emprende Alto, an on-line training program aimed at teaching small retail shop owners entrepreneurial practices and skills to improve their market position.


ORT Cuba works with both the Jewish community of the island, and with the general Cuban population. Its programs include the Cuban Jewish Senior Centre, intergenerational summer program for children and teenagers, computer classroom and others.


ORT Mexico was founded in 1965. Since then organisation opened two educational establishments: Colegio Israelita de México ORT and ORT University in México.


Colegio Isaac Rabin is an open Jewish institution which focuses on offering personalized learning through innovative, technology-enhanced teaching methods. The school body encompasses a variety of nationalities and philosophies; all are viewed as actively adding value to the educational community.


Colegio Leon Pinelo is the only Jewish day school in Peru. It was established as an independent school in 1945 to provide general and Jewish education at an international standard of quality to children of Jewish families. The school benefits from a number of international educational partnerships.


Universidad ORT Uruguay is the country's largest private university with more than 1,000 teachers and researchers for 11,000 students in five faculties and institutes. The mission of the Universidad ORT Uruguay is to provide excellence in higher education in disciplines relevant to the country's development, training professionals prepared for the challenges of national and international reality.