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.


Shlomo Vaknin

Boys Town Jerusalem student, Shlomo Vaknin, 14 still trembles when he recalls the moment he discovered that his friend and neighbor Naor Shalev, 13, had been critically injured in a recent terrorist attack. “Naor was riding his bicycle just outside the candy store near our home when he was attacked and stabbed repeatedly by two…

Security.prayer rally

Boys Town Jerusalem Offers Prayers –            ….Beefing up Security on the Ground   With ongoing acts of terror rocking Jerusalem, Boys Town Jerusalem has taken strict measures to protect the physical safety of its students, and to fortify their spiritual and emotional wellbeing. According to Dean Rabbi Moshe Linchner, “We have tightened our internal…


The current situation in Israel is not a simple one. Tensions are high in the streets. People are looking over their shoulders and listening to the news. Unfortunately, with this situation comes Magen David Adom’s (MDA) plea for blood donations. Every year MDA visits Boys Town Jerusalem to collect blood donations from the older students…


Temperatures in Jerusalem still hover almost 40 degrees (Celcius); It still feels like summer; But we are deep into the month of Elul and the daily blast of the Shofar proclaims the arrival of the High Holy days…. ……And today, almost 900 boys made their way to the first day of school at Boys Town…

Ukashi Photo

Recent tragic railroad crossing accidents underscore the danger inherent at railroad crossings throughout the globe. A Boys Town Jerusalem student has devised an innovative solution to keep roads and lives safe when cars and trains intersect. Moshe Ukashi, 20, devoted his recent senior project at Boys Town Jerusalem’s College of Applied Engineering (CAE) to creating…

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