Bar Mitzvah Project
Raise money in preparation for your Bar Mitzvah so that someone less fortunate is able to celebrate this important milestone as you both enter adulthood.
In Memory Giving
At a time of sorrow it is comforting to know that something positive is being done to remember a loved one, a way of honouring their values and commitment.
Meet Dr. Maro Gete
In 1991, nine-year-old Maro Gete, his parents and nine brothers and sisters immigrated to Israel from a small village in Ethiopia. Maro had never attended school and could not read or write. At the age of 14, he began living and studying at Boys Town Jerusalem – six years later he graduated at the top of his class! During his IDF service, Maro became an officer who bravely led his troops in the Lebanon War. Today he is a well-respected physician at Shaarei Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem.
Recently, Dr. Maro Gete returned to Boys Town Jerusalem to offer words of encouragement to Ethiopian students in the school’s College of Applied Engineering.
“I owe Boys Town Jerusalem a great deal,” the doctor declared. “The six years that I spent here were a life-changing experience for me.”
Who Your Support Helps
Asher is 12 years old and joined Boys Town Jerusalem in September 2018 an lives in Jerusalem with his 7 siblings and parents who came to Israel from Ethiopia.
Asher enjoys all sports and wants to be an engineer when he is older.
Ariel is 13 years old and joined Boys Town Jerusalem in September 2018 and lives in Jerusalem with his Mother, Father and 3 siblings. Ariel enjoys chess, running and painting. He wants to become a dentist.
Maor is 13 years old and joined Boys Town Jerusalem in September 2018 and lives in Jerusalem with his Mother, Father and 4 siblings. Maor enjoys swimming and plays the drums and guitar. He wants to become a doctor.
Itamar is 12 years old and joined Boys Town Jerusalem in September 2018. He has 7 siblings and lives in Jerusalem. Itamar enjoys music, sport, is a keen chess player and is a computer and electronics wizz. He is thinking about working in hi-tech, business or education when he is older.
Shlomo is 12 years old and joined Boys Town Jerusalem in September 2018. His mother is from Russia and his father is from the Ukraine and they live in Jerusalem. Shlomo enjoys sport, plays the keyboard and computers and electronics. He is thinking about working in hi-tech when he is older.