British Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem

2015 – Another Inspiring Year at Boys Town Jerusalem.

Here are some of the amazing things that your support made possible:

  • 85% of BTJ students passed the Bagrut (matriculation), the national average was 50%

  • 1st place in the “Jerusalem Fair for Scientific Research and Technological Solutions”

  • Principal of Jewish Studies Rabbi Elimelech Yaakov named one of “Top 200 Teachers” by the Ministry of Education

  • 2012 BTJ Graduate, Matan Malichi, named as one of the IDF’s exemplary students as commended by Israeli President

  • Creation of a special class for new immigrant students from France

  • 14 Ethiopian‐born students now living and studying at Boys Town receiving special educational support

  • Record enrollment of 120 students into BTJ’s College of Applied Engineering (CAE). All being trained for specialist technological position in the air force and army. The CAE now offers a degree in computer programming and electronics

  • 33 students participated in the school’s first trip to Poland

  • Participation increased in volunteering projects that included teaching elderly members of the local community IT skills, packing food parcels for the poor and clearing a local cemetery

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Boys Town Jerusalem was established in 1948 by Rabbi Alexander Linchner, to provide a refuge for Israel’s most vulnerable children

This unique school strives to bring out the best in each and every child and to transform the lives of deprived and  underprivileged children by providing them with the tools and skills they require to live a constructive and happy life in the Jewish State.