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Teen Learning

Our Teen Programs

Join a vibrant community of teen learners, meeting at Hebrew College and in your community, to explore Jewish tradition, history, social justice, Israel, arts, Hebrew language, and more through Prozdor and Teen Beit Midrash.

Explore Jewish philanthropy through our flagship JTFGB (Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston) and interreligious leadership through the Dignity Project or COVID Vaccine Ambassador Program in partnership with the Miller Center for Interreligious Leadership & Learning at Hebrew College, or take an academic post-high school gap-year through the Kivunim or Young Judaea Year Course programs.


Prozdor (8th-12th grades)

Jewish learning for high school students

From the 1920’s to today, Prozdor teens create thriving community through Jewish learning. Prozdor  courses are designed with and driven by teen input, paired with master faculty and rabbinical student educators, and available at a time that works for your busy life. Teens may choose from the full Prozdor menu offered at Hebrew College on Sunday mornings OR may from their own cohort of 7-15 friends from synagogue, youth group, camp, or day school days and choose a 5–9-week class series at a chosen time. Course topics range from history to Israel, arts to halacha, social justice to Tanakh, and much 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. In-person and virtual options.


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Dignity Project: Interreligious Teen Leadership

Interreligious leadership program for high school students

Hebrew College’s Dignity Project, an initiative of the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College, trains 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 (Undergraduate Gap-Year Program)

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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Young Judaea Year Course (Undergraduate Gap-Year Program)

Academic gap-year program in Israel for high school students

Young Judaea Year Course provides a year of immersive and intentional educational experiences. The program consists of three major components; service learning and volunteer/internship placements in the city of Tel Aviv and surrounding area, academic studies in Jerusalem, and regular seminars that enable participants to explore Israeli society, culture, nature, politics, and history.

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Contact Us

If you have questions about any of our teen programs, please email teenlearning@hebrewcollege.edu.

Note: We accept American Express, MasterCard, and VISA for all credit card payments for teen programs. All payments are subject to a 4% credit card convenience fee. Should you wish to avoid the credit card convenience fee, you may pay by check, payable to Hebrew College, with a note that includes your name, address, phone number, email address, name of the student, and program name. Please send your check and note to Hebrew College Business Office, 1860 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02466.