Prozdor Teen Open Circle

From 1923 to today, Prozdor teens create thriving community through Jewish learning. Students help design, choose, and engage in courses taught by master educators at Hebrew College and in the community. Courses range from history to Israel, arts to halacha, social justice to Tanakh, and much more.

  • Want to LEARN MORE? Request Information about our 2022-2023 Teen Learning opportunities, including PTOC, Teen Hebrew Institute, Gesher Israel, Teen Beit Midrash, and Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston.
Contact Us
  • time 8th-12th Grade
  • location Sundays at Hebrew College, 9:30am-12:30pm (Hebrew and Judaics) or 10:40am-12:30pm (Judaics only) and in your community (various days)
  • duration September - May
Learn more about our 2022-2023 program!

Hebrew, Israel & More

Expand your learning by pairing PTOC courses with another Hebrew College Teen Learning program!

Teen Hebrew Institute: Advance in Modern Conversational Hebrew in a dynamic, teen-oriented setting with classes for many levels of Hebrew (8th-12th on Sunday mornings in person at Hebrew College, integrated with PTOC schedule; online weeknight option). Includes a non-credit Hebrew College transcript to share with colleges. *Only $50 to pair with the PTOC year-long program.*

Gesher Israel: Israel Studies Seminar and Boston-Haifa Partnership: This discussion-driven seminar for 10th-12th graders meets six times throughout the year to learn with master educators about Israeli politics, culture, current events, history, and social issues, both as a Boston cohort and side-by-side with teens at the Reali School in Haifa (online and in-person, if travel is possible).

Teen Beit Midrash: Dive deep into Jewish texts, contemporary issues, and a dedicated, inclusive, fun community through weekly Talmud study (8th-12th on Tuesdays in person or Wednesdays online). 

Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston: a year-long program for teens 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 for the causes about which they care most.

For more information about any of our Teen Learning programs, please fill out an inquiry form. We look forward to being in touch soon!

Lili Klayman (P’18)

On my most recent Prozdor service trip, my group and I were sent to New York City to help rebuild houses and give back to a struggling community. During the span of four days, my friends and I helped retile a bathroom, install insulation to a living room, and help serve food at a local soup kitchen. It was these experiences where I could appreciate how important being a selfless person is, and how essential tikkun olam is to the world.

Registration for 2021-2022 Prozdor and Teen Hebrew Institute coming soon!