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MAKING INVESTMENTS COUNT

“I’ve learned that if there’s something important to know in life, it’s that money isn’t everything,” declared Shimon Potter, a multimillion-dollar investment portfolio manager. His audience, Boys Town Jerusalem High School students, paid rapt attention to his every word. Within the school’s guest lecture program to prepare students for the future, Potter, of the Israeli-based […]

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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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FIGHTING THE CRISIS WITH LOVE

As health officials examine the extent of Covid-related injury to Israeli youth, teachers point to the severe blow to reading skills caused by the 18-month lockdown. “The Corona crisis created a massive decline in students’ reading ability and comprehension,” declares Mrs. Chayut Raanan, director of Boys Town Jerusalem’s remedial reading program. “The ramifications are so […]

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2021-22 NEW SCHOOL YEAR BRINGS NEW CHALLENGES, NEW HOPE

The first day of the 2021-2022 school year at Boys Town Jerusalem was greeted like no other: Pandemic-weary junior high and high school students entered the campus wearing masks, clutching vaccination certificates, and “socially distancing”. Yet, they were visibly delighted to be back. “Being alone was one of the hardest things about learning by ‘Zoom’ […]

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