Prozdor

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

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teen learning hebrew
  • time 8th-12th Grade
  • location Online
  • duration Sundays, October - May, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Hebrew only 10:40 am - 12:30 pm
Register for 2020-2021

Teens come to Prozdor at Hebrew College for a chance to explore and study Jewish thought, practice, history, politics, social issues, and Modern conversational Hebrew with teens from across the Boston region. Prozdor students come from over 20 local congregations and all affiliations to form one pluralistic community where teens cultivate lifelong friendships and a commitment to Judaism into college and beyond. In addition to Prozdor’s teen-driven curriculum, Prozdor students participate in service trips, learn from renowned scholars and visiting speakers, and are guaranteed a spot in all Prozdor Immersives, a deep dive into arts, change-making, and innovation three times a year.

Central to Prozdor’s mission are:

  • Excellence in teaching
  • A rigorous text-based and hands-on curriculum of Judaic and Hebrew studies
  • A commitment to service, menschlichkeit, and tikkun olam
  • Nurturing a committed, energized, and diverse teen community who own their Jewish education

2020 Courses

COURSEINSTRUCTORDATE/TIME
What can the Talmud teach us about Social Justice?Rabbinic Intern Frankie SandmelPeriod 1
G!d/Gxd/G?d: A Study of the God We Do or Don’t Believe InRabbi Laura BellowsPeriod 1
"Jewish Cooking" -- What Does That Even Mean? Rules, Recipes, and Regulations That Bind us Together (in the Kitchen)Rabbi David EhrenkranzPeriod 1
American Presidents and the Jews: You Won't Believe the ConnectionsNorm FinkelsteinPeriod 1
Modern Hebrew for TeensMor-Li Hartman, Adva Alpert, Dikla Giladi, Shilo GevaPeriod 2 and 3
Selfishness vs Selflessness: How do I know how to balance them?Rabbi David EhrenkranzPeriod 2
Let Me Entertain You: How Jews Created American Popular CultureNorm FinkelsteinPeriod 2
Modern Hebrew and Israeli Poetry: Making Our Texts Our OwnRabbinic Intern Rafi EllensonPeriod 2
Pandemics, epidemics, and isolation in Jewish History: How Jewish Communities dealt with the Plague and other disastersRabbi David EhrenkranzPeriod 3
One People, Two Paths: The Jews of Israel and the United StatesNorm FinkelsteinPeriod 3
Jews & Whiteness: Exploring Identity, Diversity, and RacismRabbinic Intern Frankie SandmelPeriod 3

Prozdor sparks a genuine interest in Jewish history, Jewish arts, and other academics, and it has completely restructured my worldview, intellect, and identity…Generations of Prozdor students have unpacked perennial Jewish questions and have studied a wide spectrum of Jewish topics. Not every class a student takes is life-changing, but every student takes a life-changing class. That, in my opinion, is the trademark of Prozdor

– Josh Nathanson p'16

Contact Us

Rabbi Laura Bellows, Director, Prozdor and Teen Learning
323.776.9367 (PROZDOR)
lbellows@hebrewcollege.edu

Prozdor Sunday Office at Hebrew College

Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
prozdor@hebrewcollege.edu; 323-PROZDOR

Please email prozdor@hebrewcollege.edu to let us know if your child will be absent.

Learn More and Register for Prozdor 2020-2021