British Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem

Turning young boys from limited backgrounds into young men with limitless futures.

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.

A memorial to 1.5 million children who died in the holocaust, over 7000 Boys Town graduates have gone on to serve Israel with distinction and pride.