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IS THE PRESS RELEASE:
Following his own example in private life of making tzedakah a priority,
shortly after being elected Mayor of Englewood, Michael Wildes chose to
mark this momentous occasion by hosting a benefit reception at his home
behalf of Boys Town Jerusalem to welcome Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski.
Both Mayors recognized Boys Town Jerusalem as one of Israel's premier
institutions for educating the country's next generation of leaders in
fields of technology, commerce, education, the military and public service.
They noted that since its founding in 1948, Boys Town has pursued its
mission of turning young boys from limited backgrounds into young men
limitless futures. Proceeds of the evening were earmarked to establish
special scholarship fund in Mayor Wildes' name.
Mayor Lupolianski invited Mayor Wildes to lead a delegation of U.S. mayors
to Israel and graciously offered to host them in Jerusalem. Mayor Wildes
accepted the invitation and recently made the trip to Israel with a group
of mayors and other dignitaries.
Despite a demanding itinerary for the short trip, Mayor Wildes visited
Town Jerusalem. He met with the school's dean, Rabbi Moshe Linchner, spent
time with the students and took special delight in seeing the garden in
Boys Town's Childrens Park dedicated in his honor representing the Mayor
Michael Wildes Scholarship Endowment established from proceeds of the
benefit reception he hosted earlier in honor of Jerusalem Mayor Uri
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. The
campus, located on 18 acres in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood of Jerusalem,
is a home-away-from-home for its student body of over 1,000 boys.
for by Friends of Michael J. Wildes, Claudia Colbert, Treasurer