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“CORONA WAS THE LAST THING THEY NEEDED ON THEIR PLATE”

For students who depend on the Boys Town Jerusalem dormitories for refuge from traumatic situations at home, the coronavirus crisis that closed Israeli schools – and dormitories – has been disastrous, reports BTJ social worker Hadas Knopf. “Our boys desperately need the emotional support, wholesome food, supervision and love that they thrived on at Boys […]

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BTJ STUDENT & MEDIC ON THE FRONTLINE TO SAVE LIVES

As the coronavirus spreads, the ambulances careening through the empty streets of Jerusalem-under-lockdown have become a familiar sight. For Boys Town Jerusalem senior Daniel Yemini, a newly-licensed medic working ongoing 8-hour ambulance shifts, the fierce crisis has transformed his volunteer work with Magen David Adom (Israeli Red Cross) from a passion to an urgent, lifesaving […]

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BOYS TOWN JERUSALEM STUDENT STRUCK BY CORONA FIGHTS ONCE AGAIN FOR HIS LIFE

Boys Town Jerusalem’s first – and hopefully only – student to contract the coronavirus is now hospitalized and experiencing severe breathing difficulty. Ironically, Boys Town was the place where Micah* had finally begun to breathe easier after having faced painful hardships on his own for so long. Now the school is fighting to help him […]

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