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. 2022-23 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
- 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
Prozdor at Hebrew College
Prozdor 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 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 may 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.
FALL SEMESTER 2022
To access all-inclusive registration for the semester or year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Course Tile||Instructor||Dates||Time||Course Description||Register||Notes|
|Hebrew||TBD||October, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18||9:30-10:20 am||Hebrew||Coming soon!||In late August, early Sept, you will be contacted by a Hebrew teacher to access your Hebrew level for classes|
|Hebrew||TBD||October, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18||10:30-11:20am||Hebrew||Coming soon!||In late August, early Sept, you will be contacted by a Hebrew teacher to access your Hebrew level for classes|
|BE HAPPIER NO MATTER WHAT:
What Judaism (and modern psychology) Says about Being Happy
|Rabbi David Ehrenkranz||October, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18||10:30-11:20am||Read course description||Coming soon!|
|Jewish Identities on Stage: An Exploration of Solo Shows||Bridget Connor-Feldbaum, Prozdor Director||October, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18||10:30-11:20am||Read course description||Coming soon!|
|Becoming a Better Student Now and Forever: Time Management, Organization, and Structure||Rabbi David Ehrenkranz||October, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18||11:40-12:30pm||Read course description||Coming soon!|
|Jewish Mindfulness for Teens,||Bridget Connor-Feldbaum, Prozdor Director||October, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18||11:40-12:30pm||Read course description||Coming soon!|
DATES AND RATES: 5783 / 2022-2023 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- Fall Trimester: October 2, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18
- Winter Trimester: January 8, 15 (Day of Service), 22. 29, February 5, 12, March 5, 12
- Spring Trimester: March 19, 26, April 2, 30, May 7, 14, 21 (Final Siyyum and Graduation)
$2200 all-inclusive, year-long rate for Prozdor Judaics, Hebrew (either or both, two or three periods). $375 per single class.
DISCOUNTS & FINANCIAL AID
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.
For questions about discounts, our payment plan, or financial aid, please email Bob Gielow, Director of the Office of Student Services, at email@example.com or Director of Prozdor Bridget Connor-Feldbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-559-8802.
Note: Currently we can only accept MasterCard and VISA payments. All payments are subject to a 4% credit card convenience fee. Should you wish to avoid the credit card convenience fee, you may pay by check, payable to Hebrew College, with a note that includes your name, address, phone number email address, Prozdor, and which program option you are choosing. Please send your check and note to Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459. It will help us if you email Cindy Bernstein and email@example.com to let us know to expect your payment in the mail. Thank you.
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.
Prozdor Classes in the Community
For community-based courses, interested cohorts of 7-15 teens will gather with the Teen Learning Director along with your youth group leader, rabbi, parents, or education director to discuss the best topic and structure to meet your group’s needs and interests.
Community courses run in five-to-nine-week mini-series throughout the school year, from September to May. Course are offered on Sunday and weekday evenings, online or in-person, on a rolling basis and subject to educator availability. Please reach out to discuss the structure and timing that works best for your group.
Prozdor Community courses are $350 per session for 7-15 students; costs are usually shared by participating families and/or subsidized by the hosting synagogue, youth group, or camp.
Teens in Prozdor’s community courses may also choose to join one-to-two courses offered on Sundays at Hebrew College, Teen Hebrew Institute, or any of our other Teen Learning programs.