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BENCHES, CARPENTRY, AND A LESSON FOR LIFE

Behind each vibrant new handmade wooden bench on the Boys Town Jerusalem campus lies a fascinating story—and an extraordinary expression of hard work, character-building and love. The master carpenters: ninth and tenth graders in BTJ’s newest after-school initiative for students to learn carpentry skills, rescue and transform scrap wood into treasures, and work with a […]

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BTJ STUDENTS REACH FOR THE SKY WITH HOOPS FOR KIDS

To the amazement of their teachers, classmates, and especially themselves, a remarkable change has come over 14 Boys Town Jerusalem High School students. “It happened so quickly,” marvels instructor Netanel Ra’anan, who also serves as a BTJ dorm father. “Suddenly, these boys began paying attention in class, working together, and taking responsibility.” The source of […]

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BTJ SPECIAL ED STUDENTS SCORING BIG

Something very special at Boys Town Jerusalem is changing the lives of boys in crisis. The school’s seven Special Education classes, spanning grades 7-12, are providing a priceless lifeline to youngsters facing acute emotional and/or learning disabilities. Impressively, these boys are leading the nation in their academic feats: with the average national bagrut matriculation score […]

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