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.

  • FALL 2021 COURSES ARE LIVE!  Join us for the year (link to the right) to access all courses and an all-inclusive tuition rate OR register for one course at a time using the links next to each course.
  • Want to LEARN MORE? Request Information about our 2021-2022 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 (9:30-12:30 for Hebrew and Judaics, 10:30-12:30 for Judaics only) and in your community (various days)
  • duration September 2021 - May 2022
Register for the 2021-2022 school year

Classes | Dates & Rates | Sign Up


PTOC courses at Hebrew College meet on Sundays throughout the school year, September – May, with a catalogue of new course offerings in the fall (nine-week), winter (six- to seven-week), and spring (six- to seven-week) trimesters. Each trimester will feature two-to-three 50-minute learning blocks with multiple course options, including the option to take Hebrew at the Teen Hebrew Institute (also at Hebrew College on Sunday mornings) during third period. Students may register for the year to access and choose from our full menu of courses and get the full community experience or may register for one course at a time.


Students have the power to choose the subjects that they wish to study. Traditional texts, history, Israel, philosophy, social justice, and the arts are just some areas that engage our students as they develop a genuine love of Jewish learning.

For access to ALL 2021-2022 courses at an all-inclusive tuition rate, please sign up for the year here. We will be in touch shortly to find out your course choices for Fall Trimester. To sign up only for one or two courses or only for certain trimesters, please use the links listed below by course and register for each course of your choosing or view the full listing here.

Program/Course Trimester Day/Length Time Instructor Location Tuition (per course) Registration (per course)
Scribal Arts and the Torah of Imperfection Fall 2021 Sundays, September 19 – December 19, 2021 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM Rabbi Laura Bellows Hebrew College $350 Register now
The History and Culture of the Jews of Spain and Why it Matters Fall 2021 Sundays, September 19 – December 19, 2021 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM Rabbi David Ehrenkranz Hebrew College $350 Register now
When We Cry, Does God Cry, Too? When we Laugh, Does God? Fall 2021 Sundays, September 19 – December 19, 2021 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM Rabbinic Intern Jenna Shaw Hebrew College $350 Register now
Are We Really What We Eat? Jews, Food, and Justice from Latkes to Lattes Fall 2021 Sundays, September 19 – December 19, 2021 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Rabbi Laura Bellows Hebrew College $350 Register now
God and The Holocaust Fall 2021 Sundays, September 19 – December 19, 2021 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Rabbi David Ehrenkranz Hebrew College $350 Register now
Is it Ethical to Steal Second Base? Fall 2021 Sundays, September 19 – December 19, 2021 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Rabbinic Intern Jenna Shaw Hebrew College $350 Register now


Dates & Rates

5782 / 2021-2022 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

  • Fall Trimester: September 19 (Orientation and Kick Off), October 3, 17, 24, 31, November  7, 14, 21, December 5, 12
  • Winter Trimester: January 9, 16 (Day of Service), 23, 30, February 6, 13, March 6
  • Spring Trimester: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, May 1, 8, 15 (Closing Siyyum and Senior Graduation)



Prozdor Teen Open Circle with access to all courses, all trimesters — $2900. Register now.

Any single PTOC course, any length — $350. Register using the links in the course chart below.

Interested in taking MODERN HEBREW? Sign up for the PTOC full year and indicate on the registration form that you would like to take Hebrew. Teen Hebrew Institute classes will run from 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM at Hebrew College on Sundays, followed by the opportunity to join us for Community Time and choose a PTOC 2nd period Judaics course (11:40 AM – 12:30 PM) from the list below at no additional charge.


We are pleased to offer the following discounts for 2021-2022:

  • Bring A Friend — $150 off full year tuition
  • New Student discount — $100 off tuition once
  • Multi-program discount (for students registered for PTOC full year and any of our other Hebrew College Teen Learning programs) — $100 off full year PTOC tuition
  • Sibling discount — $50 each off full year tuition

We are committed to helping ensure access to Jewish education. If costs are a barrier, we encourage you to speak with your rabbi or education director about a Prozdor scholarship and to indicate on your registration form if you would like to apply for financial aid. Financial aid is awarded on a rolling basis and we encourage you to apply early. Once an application is submitted, you will be notified of your award within two weeks.

2021-2022 Teen Learning financial aid application

For questions about discounts, our payment plan, or financial aid, please email Bob Gielow, Director of the Office of Student Services, at or Rabbi Laura Bellows, or call 617-559-8802.

Rutie Mackenzie-Margulies, P’16

Prozdor encourages personal growth in a way that no other form of organized education in my life ever has. It provided me with a community where I felt comfortable sharing and evolving my personal ideologies, but that is only possible because of the huge amount of respect that each student has for one another, and that unspoken camaraderie between the students as well as the teachers is one that I’m not sure I’ll ever find anywhere else. I am the Jew, and the person that I am today because of Prozdor, and I’m so thankful for that.

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