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COVID TAKES IT TOLL

Time is not in our favor, stresses BTJ Junior High Principal Rabbi Yehudah Rosencrantz. “The longer school is closed, the more boys we risk losing. Primarily those in single-parent homes, now more poverty-stricken than ever, are taking odd jobs day and night. Many have stopped even trying to connect to their “remote” lessons. Other students, deprived of friends and activities, are addicted to digital devices. Even normative families are crumbing, with their children tempted by drugs and alcohol. Worse, scores of boys and their families are ill, and many are hungry. There’s no money for food.”

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SUMMER CAMP: A BOOST OF ENERGY & LOVE IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Helping one another adjust their makeshift camping gear, Noah, Nadav and their Boys Town Jerusalem Summer Day Camp friends were all smiles as they put their newly-honed skills into action in a wilderness survival workshop. For Noah and Nadav, 13 1⁄2-year-old twins long accustomed to facing survival challenges of a different sort at home, every […]

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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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