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 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, 9:30am-12:30pm (Hebrew and Judaics) or 10:40am-12:30pm (Judaics only) and in your community (various days)
  • duration Winter Trimester: January 9 - March 13, 2022
Register for Winter Trimester Courses

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.

WINTER TRIMESTER 2022 courses are now available here. To access all-inclusive registration for the semester or year, please contact


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 (MLK Day of Learning & Service), 23, 30, February 6, 13, March 6, 13
  • Spring Trimester: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, May 1, 8, 15 (Closing Siyyum and Senior Graduation)



Full Year: To register for Prozdor Teen Open Circle with access to all courses, all trimesters — $2900. Register now.

Class-by-class: To register for PTOC courses a la carte please use the trimester-specific links at the top of this page. Courses are $350 each.

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!