Teen Learning

Join a vibrant community of fellow teens to study Judaism and Hebrew studies through Prozdor, or our new Prozdor Immersives,  Gesher Israel Seminar, or Teen Beit Midrash programs.

Explore Jewish philanthropy through our flagship JTFGB (Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston), interreligious leadership through our new Dignity Project in partnership with the Miller Center for Interreligious Leadership & Learning at Hebrew College, or take an academic gap-year program in Israel for high school students through the Kivunim program.

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Contact Rabbi Laura Bellows`18, Director of  Hebrew College Prozdor and Teen Learning.

Prozdor

A vibrant learning community for Jewish teens in 8th-12th grades

Teens in the Jewish community of Boston and southern New England have been studying Judaic and Hebrew studies together at Prozdor since the 1920s graduating more than 5000 students. Today, Prozdor remains a central hub for teen learning and engagement in the Greater Boston area. LEARN MORE

 

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Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston

Teaching philanthropy to teens in 9th-12th grades

Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB) is proud to be a part of the Foundation Board Incubator. This is a year-long program for Jewish high school students with all different denominational backgrounds from across the greater Boston area to develop strong leadership and communication skills, learn the ins and outs of professional philanthropy and grant-making through a Jewish lens, and allocate grants to effect real change in the causes they care about most. LEARN MORE

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Teen Beit Midrash

A vibrant, diverse, and serious learning community for Jewish teens in 8th-12th grades

Hebrew College’s newest youth program Teen Beit Midrash is an intimate and challenging program for those who are looking for a pluralistic and inclusive place to explore their identity as a Jewish teen and deepen their knowledge. LEARN MORE

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NEW! Prozdor Immersives

Join 7th-12th graders from across the country for a dive deep into one of five Immersive Jewish learning tracks. Immersives meet only three times during the year for two-three lively hours online. 2020-2021 track options include: Tech Innovation Lab, Music & Creative Writing Studio, Tzedek Social Justice Team, Cooking and Culture, and Debates in Law & Ethics. November 22, January 17, and April 25

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Gesher Israel Seminar: A Boston-Haifa Partnership

This discussion-driven seminar, launched in partnership with The Tent at Temple Israel and in conversation with teens and educators in Haifa, meets every few weeks to explore Israeli culture, history, identity, social issues, and current events and to develop the skills and knowledge to engage in nuanced discussion about Israel. This online seminar is open to 15 motivated 10th-12th graders ready to learn from dynamic educators, visiting scholars, virtual tours, and each other throughout the year.

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Hebrew College Dignity Project: Interreligious Teen Leadership

The Dignity Project will train 14-16 outstanding 10th and 11th graders annually from the Greater Boston region to serve as interreligious and cross-cultural leaders for our times.

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Kivunim

An academic gap-year program in Israel for high school students

Kivunim offers an academic gap year program for North American High School graduates based in Jerusalem, Israel with programmed field trip visits to 11 countries and over 50 cities and villages significant to the historical and contemporary Jewish global world.

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