Welcome to Boys Town Jerusalem
Acedemic Pursuit - Achieving Excellence
Building Life - Long Relationships
Chesed - For Goodness Sake
Dormitory Life - Relationships for Life
Promoting Sport and Sportsmanship
Technology - Creating Change
Three Square Meals - Feeding the Body and the Soul
Torah and Mitzvot - What We Stand For

Who are we?

About Boys Town Jerusalem

Boys Town Jerusalem, known in Israel as Kiryat Noar Yerushalayim, is home away from home to some 900 boys ranging in age from 12 to 20. The beautiful and functional 18-Acre campus is centrally situated in the Jerusalem suburb of Bayit Vegan.

BTJ Canada

Canadian Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem was founded in the mid-seventies under the guidance and leadership of Eric Exton, z’l and several other generous community leaders from across Canada. Today, Boys Town Jerusalem is grateful to receive generous support from donors across our great land.

Our Students

Since its establishment more than sixty years ago, Boys Town Jerusalem has been committed to welcoming young boys who come from challenged backgrounds. They may be orphaned; they may be recent immigrants; or they may come from impoverished families.

How you can help

Since 1974, Canadian Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem have generously supported Boys Town with generous donations that have enabled the school to provide scholarship assistance to our students. Friends of the school have set up special funds celebrating and memorializing the lives of loved ones.


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Ever since the school was founded nearly 70 years ago, Boys Town Jerusalem has been a landmark in Jerusalem‘s Bayit Vegan neighborhood. This month, students went out of their way to “give back” to the community where they live and study and to everyone’s delight, the love went both ways. In the spirit of the…

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In light of Israel’s ongoing security situation and the general need to be conversant with its neighbours, the IDF is encouraging schools to offer Arabic-language courses to qualify more recruits for elite combat and intelligence units. At Boys Town Jerusalem, an enthusiastic group of students is taking up the challenge, devoting their free time to…

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Amir Kisar, 50, has been unanimously selected by the Boys Town Jerusalem Board of Directors to assume the position of CEO, following the retirement of Natan Tal. Kisar’s move to the CEO’S office marks the highest peak in a journey that began when he first entered Boys Town Jerusalem as a thirteen-year-old student. The son…


Recently, former Commander-in-Chief of Israel’s Navy, Admiral Abraham Ben Shoshan, paid a visit to Boys Town Jerusalem. The reason for his visit was to take a firsthand look at the cutting-edge technology training used to prepare students for special IDF units. By his own admission, the Admiral was extremely impressed with what he saw. Admiral…


This Chanukah, Boys Town Jerusalem will celebrate one more miracle as Grade 11 Boys Town Jerusalem student Oz Attal will be taking an active role in the Chanukah celebrations. Just over three years ago, then 12-year-old Oz was hit and run over by a bus as he was coming home from Day Camp. The bright,…

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