British Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem

Boys Town Jerusalem Choir Wow Dinner Guests

A ten-strong choir from Boys Town Jerusalem visited London this week to perform in front of nearly 200 guests at the Boys Town Jerusalem Fundraising Dinner which took place at the Marriott Regents Park. For many of the boys, aged between 12 & 15, it was their first trip overseas and it was one that they and those at the dinner will remember for a long time.

 

“The opportunity for many of our supporters to meet and hear the Boys was really special” said Dinner Chair and Trustee of the charity, Kate Reuben “the atmosphere in room was electric”.

During the evening, guest speaker Alex Brummer, gave a fascinating insight into relations between the UK and Israel, sighting so many different areas in which our economies are linked and how integral Israel is to the UK and Global economy.

“The boys themselves have taken enormous strength from the tremendous support and love they have received from the Jewish community in Britain during their trip and they will pass this on to their classmates when they arrive back in Jerusalem.” said Ian Kamiel, Executive Development Director of the British Friends. “The £75,000 raised will make a huge difference to the lives of the pupils at the school and to Israel’s future.”

The audience at the event were also shown a film which shows how this remarkable institution really does Transform Live and Change Futures – click here to watch the film

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Boys Town Jerusalem was founded by Alexander S. Linchner, a Brooklyn-born Rabbi who, after the Holocaust, devoted his life to building a school for Jewish boys  who poured into Israel from countries around the world. These boys had either been orphaned due to the horrors of the Shoah or were the children of poor and destitute parents.

His goal was to provide them with a quality education that would prepare them to build the State of Israel with technological skill and traditional Jewish idealism.

Today, Boys Town Jerusalem is one of Israel’s leading and most dynamic schools for educating the country’s next generation of leaders in the fields of technology, commerce, education, the military and public service. Since its doors were first opened in 1949, BTJ has pursued its mission of turning young boys from limited backgrounds into young men with limitless futures.