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.

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.

 

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Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston

Teaching philanthropy to teens

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.

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Teen Beit Midrash

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

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NEW! Prozdor Immersives

For teens from across the region who want a deep dive into experiential Jewish learning with top-notch educators a few times during the year, Hebrew College Teen Learning will be offering Prozdor Immersives. Three times throughout the school year, Immersives teens will join the broader Prozdor and Teen Learning community to go in-depth into one of four Jewish learning tracks:arts, innovation, change-making, or ethical debates.

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Gesher Israel of Hebrew College: A Boston-Haifa Partnership of Teen Learning and Adventure

In this seminar, teens will meet every 3-4 weeks over a meal to learn about Isreali culture, history, and Jewish identity in partnership with teens from the Reali School in Haifa. Independently and together, Boston and Haifa teens will explore questions of identity, Jewish pluralism and denominationalism in Israel and America, Israeli history, culture, social issues, and current events.

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Hebrew College Dignity Project: Interreligious Teen Leadership

The Dignity Project will train 14-16 outstanding high school sophomore and juniors annually from Greater Boston to serve as interreligious and cross-cultural leaders.

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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 (including India where students have met the Dalai Lama, pictured above) and over 50 cities and villages significant to the historical and contemporary Jewish global world.

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