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GIVERS GAIN BIG IN EXPANDED VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

To rousing music and a standing ovation from students, five wheelchair-bound residents of a Jerusalem-based Home for the Handicapped made a recent emotional entrance to Boys Town Jerusalem’s Kaswell Auditorium. Speaking to a schoolwide Salute to BTJ Volunteers and later in small student groups, the special guests shared details of their interaction with BTJ students […]

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BTJ’S KASWELL FITNESS CENTER: A LIFESAVER FOR BOYS IN DISTRESS

Mid-morning, Dani*, a painfully thin 8th grader, entered Boys Town Jerusalem’s Kaswell Fitness Center to begin working out. “I need help adjusting the weights,” he called out to Doron Deutch, head of BTJ’s physical education department. “You’re doing great, Dani,” Deutch encouraged the youngster. Every few minutes, Dani kept calling the teacher for more attention. […]

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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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