Boys Town Jerusalem

Boys Town Jerusalem

1 Penn Plaza Suite 6250
New York, NY 10119

Ezra Berenholz
646-375-5027 (Phone)

Description of Organization:

Boys Town Jerusalem is one of Israel’s premier institutions for educating the country’s next generation of leaders in the fields of technology, commerce, education, the military and public service. Since its founding in 1948, BTJ has pursued its mission of turning young boys from limited backgrounds into young men with limitless futures. From Junior High through the College level, the three part curriculum at Boys Town – academic, technological and torah – is designed to turn otherwise disadvantaged Israeli youth into productive citizens of tomorrow. Boys Town’s 18 acre campus is a home away from home for its 900+ students. More than 7,000 graduates hold key positions throughout Israeli society.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Volunteer Projects in Israel:

  • Plant a garden or tree on our 18‐acre campus
  • Paint student centers and club rooms
  • Help prepare / serve a meal for 1,000 people with our Chef
  • Packing food for the needy (seasonal)

Projects in US:

  • Twinning program‐ share your simcha with our boys
  • Organize a chesed project to create awareness
  • Create T‐shirts, hats, etc. at Bar/Bat Mitzvah to send to our boy’s
  • Walk‐A‐Thon
  • Basketball Shoot
  • 3‐on‐3 Tournament
  • Bowl‐A‐Thon
  • Learning Campaign
  • Car Wash
  • Bake Sale

Celebrate Bar/Bat Mitzvah on our Jerusalem Campus:

  • Special ceremony on campus, refreshments or festive meal with our students
  • Hands‐on project with our students
  • Play sports with our students
  • A tour of our 18 acre campus
  • Present Tefillin to one of our boys.

Minimum Age to Volunteer:


Offer family volunteer opportunities?