“Computer class was never my thing. I’m just not tech savvy. I always thought, like using every day computers is fine, but anything more than that is not for me. Why do I need a computer course? Why would I have ever even dreamed that my sister Sari & I would be staying with the W****** family?? Why would I have even thought I would need to stay connected with my schoolwork this way???!!!” Sarah and Osnat are sisters that have been in the care of Girls Town Jerusalem for n
What happens when you have the bride, the groom, the date, and all the details in place BUT no wedding halls are allowed to operate? Answer: Back to the Backyard!!!!! BL – GTJ holds approximately 30 to 35 weddings per year. Right now, before the days of Sifrat HaOmer following Pesach, it is prime “wedding season”. In these trying times, ingenuity must keep the “Voice of happiness and joy; of the groom and the bride” heard in the streets of Jerusalem and the hills of Judeah.
In keeping with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Girls Town Jerusalem, has found itself in a historic position of needing to scale down the dormitory population of the Homes. At the present time, the children have been relocated with each girl's situation being evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Some children have been placed with families (at great financial expense to GTJ). Where possible, some children have gone back to their parents or legal guardians. Several
As many of the young women of Girls Town Jerusalem do on the minor fast days in the Jewish calendar like Tanit Esther, a large group of girls left the dormitory together to take the bus to the Kotel HaMa’aravi. Actually, the girls had asked if there may be a problem going into a crowd. Since Kotel Plaza is outdoors and that at the Kotel would not be overly packed with people, the decision was made to allow the visit.
Imagine the youngsters shock when they were ready to leav
It is simply amazing that the renowned personage, the Chief Rabbi of Israel, HaRav Yitzhak Yosef, made time to visit the children of Girls Town Jerusalem. The Chief Rabbi came especially to give encouragement and blessings to the youngsters in our Homes that hail from the far-flung communities known as the Bnai Menashe of northeastern India. HaRav Yosef’s father, HaRav Ovadia Yosef, zechor tzadik v’kadosh, was an early and constant supporter of Girls Town Jerusalem and the cu
Girls Town Jerusalem was excited to be able to recently offer a group of interested girls a through, basic photography course. Given by a volunteer that has complete a wide variety of courses from the Galitz Photography School in Tel Aviv, our girls are receiving a custom-made 10 week compact course covering all the basics plus much more. They have learned many basic photographic concepts and terminology, such as exposure, shutter, aperture, ISO, and depth of field. As well,