ORSIS, a member of IFORS and EURO, was founded in 1966 to promote and enhence the research and practice of Operations Research in Israel. ORSIS publishes a newsletter bianually. The national conference is held annually in various sites in Israel. Several awards have been established over the years for excellence in research and application of OR in Israel. ORSIS has about 300 members, about one third of whom are in academia, the rest in industry, business and public organizations.