Prozdor Teen Open Circle

From the 1920’s 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.

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  • time 8th-12th Grade
  • location At Hebrew College (Sundays) and in your community (various days)
  • duration September 2021 - May 2022
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Dates & Rates | Curriculum | Sign Up

About

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.

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Dates & Rates

5782 / 2021-2022 KEY DATES

  • September 19, 2021 – Orientation, Kick Off, and Course Sampler
  • October 3, 2021 – Fall trimester courses begin
  • January 9, 2022 – Winter trimester courses begin
  • March 6, 2022 – Spring trimester courses begin
  • May 22, 2022 – Closing Siyyum and Senior Graduation

TUITION

Prozdor Teen Open Circle program with access to all courses, all trimesters — $2900

Any single PTOC course, any length — $350

Interested in taking both PTOC Judaics and Modern Hebrew at the Teen Hebrew Institute? For only $50 more, sign up for the PTOC year and swap your third period class for Hebrew.

DISCOUNTS & FINANCIAL AID

We are pleased to offer the following discounts:

  • New Student full year discount — $100 off tuition
  • Multiprogram discount (for Prozdor full year and any of our other Hebrew College teen programs) — $100 off Prozdor tuition
  • Sibling discount — $50 each

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.

For the financial aid application or questions, please email Bob Gielow, Director of the Office of Student Services, at bgielow@hebrewcollege.edu or Rabbi Laura Bellows, lbellows@hebrewcollege.edu or call 617-559-8802.


Curriculum

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.

The Fall 2021 catalogue of PTOC courses at Hebrew College will be posted here.

>> View the Fall 2020 Course Guide


Sign Up

Request info about our 2021-2022 courses here
2021-2022 registration coming soon! To pre-register email prozdor@hebrewcollege.edu.

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!