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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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CAE GRADUATES SHINE IN THE SHADOW OF CORONA

Sixty-two “masked” students recently graduated from Boys Town Jerusalem’s prestigious College of Applied Engineering (CAE) in a ceremony unlike any other in CAE’s 49 years. Despite the coronavirus pandemic halting classes for months, the students managed to complete the intensive two-year curriculum of electronics, software engineering, and electrical engineering. Next week the young men begin […]

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