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, FALL: October - January / SPRING: February - May, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Hebrew only 10:40 am - 12:30 pm
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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

COURSEINSTRUCTORDATE/TIME
Deep Dive into Jewish Time: What Stories and Histories Animate our Calendar? Frankie Sandmel9:45 AM-10:30 AM
Women Prophets: Their Unique Power, Insight and Leadership Rabbi David Ehrenkranz9:45 AM-10:30 AM
American Presidents and the Jews: You Won't Believe the Connections

Norm Finkelstein9:45 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 Ehrenkranz10:40 AM-11:25 AM
Let's Read Other People's Mail: Personal Glimpses into the American Jewish Experience
Norm Finkelstein10:40 AM-11:25 AM
Artists Beit Midrash: Creative Writing Workshop
Rabbi Laura Bellows10:40 AM-11:25 AM
Safe and Afraid: American Jews During the Holocaust Era

Norm Finkelstein11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Dreams, According to Judaism, Psychology, and Biology
Rabbi David Ehrenkranz11:45 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

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.

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