Teen Programs

Join a vibrant community of fellow teens or ‘tweens to study Judaism and Hebrew studies through Prozdor (High School) and Makor (Middle School). Explore Jewish philanthropy through JTFGB (Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston), or take an academic gap-year program in Israel for high school students through the Kivunim program.


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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A collaborative program for sixth-and-seventh graders

Makor (“Source” in Hebrew), the middle school of Hebrew College, offers an innovative and collaborative approach to Jewish middle-school education through partnership with Boston-area synagogues.

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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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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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