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BTJ’S 2021 ROBOTICS TEAM FORGES THE POWER TO INNOVATE

As 12th grader Noam Avutbul deftly maneuvers his team’s shiny new robot across the playing field, his 13 team members breathlessly follow the robot’s every move. In the coming weeks, these Boys Town Jerusalem High School students will enter the robot in the prestigious Israel FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) competition to spar against contestants from […]

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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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NEW CHALLENGES, NEW HOPE FOR CRUCIAL MATRICULATION EXAMS

Today, one year after scoring a striking scholastic achievement, Boys Town Jerusalem is rallying to a new challenge: helping students harmed by the coronavirus school closure to catch up on their studies, regain their stamina and hope, and pass the critically-important bagrut matriculation exams ahead. Last year, BTJ students set a milestone with a record-breaking […]

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