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.Contact Us
- time 8th-12th Grade
- location Online
- duration Sundays, FALL: October - January / SPRING: February - May, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Hebrew only 10:40 am - 12:30 pm
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
Winter/Spring 2021 Courses
|Deep Dive into Jewish Time: What Stories and Histories Animate our Calendar?||Frankie Sandmel||9:45 AM-10:30 AM|
|Women Prophets: Their Unique Power, Insight and Leadership||Rabbi David Ehrenkranz||9:45 AM-10:30 AM|
|American Presidents and the Jews: You Won't Believe the Connections ||Norm Finkelstein||9:45 AM-10:30 AM|
|Modern Conversational Hebrew for Teens ||Mor-Li Hartman, Dikla Giladi, Adva Alpert, and Shilo Geva||10:45 AM-12:30 PM (double block)|
|Why Does God Feel the Need to Test Us? ||Rabbi David Ehrenkranz||10:40 AM-11:25 AM|
|Let's Read Other People's Mail: Personal Glimpses into the American Jewish Experience ||Norm Finkelstein||10:40 AM-11:25 AM|
|Artists Beit Midrash: Creative Writing Workshop ||Rabbi Laura Bellows||10:40 AM-11:25 AM|
|Safe and Afraid: American Jews During the Holocaust Era ||Norm Finkelstein||11:45 AM-12:30 PM|
|Dreams, According to Judaism, Psychology, and Biology||Rabbi David Ehrenkranz||11:45 AM-12:30 PM|
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
Prozdor Sunday Office at Hebrew College
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if your child will be absent.