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.


Boys Town Jerusalem has been featured on the new Amazon Prime and Apple TV documentary series “TechTalk,” which focuses on emerging global start-ups. TechTalk’s first season, now debuting, showcases 50 groundbreaking Israeli companies at the peak of technological excellence. In his quest to find and introduce Israel’s “best innovators and emerging entrepreneurs,” Mr. Johnny Caplan,…

Thanks to everyone who came out for an evening of fun and fundraising at the Elon Gold Comedy Night. Participants were entertained by comedian, actor and writer Elon Gold. The laughs went on all night! Funds raised will support the Boys Town Jerusalem Dormitory Renovation Project.

FROM GOBBLET TO IDF CYBER SECURITY The over 1000 people (many of whom hail from S. Korea) who have downloaded “Gobblet” to their Android smartphones over the past year would never guess that this addictive computer game was born and bred in a Boys Town Jerusalem laboratory. Matan Issler, 19, developed the sophisticated online version…

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