Prozdor

Teens in the Jewish community of Boston and southern New England have been studying Judaic and Hebrew studies together at Prozdor since the 1920s graduating more than 5000 students. Today, Prozdor remains a central hub for teen learning and engagement in the Greater Boston area.

New! Prozdor Summer Session: Jewish Teens Talking with Jewish Teens

  • All are welcome! A place to meet and talk with Jewish teens from many backgrounds. Led by Rabbi David Ehrenkranz and guests.
  • Thursdays, June 25 – July 23, 7:30-8:30 pm
  • Learn more below
Register for Summer Session
teen learning hebrew
  • time 8th-12th Grade
  • location Hebrew College Campus
  • duration Academic Year

“Jewish Teens Talking To Jewish Teens”

  • DATES: Thursdays, June 25 – July 23, 7:30-8:30 pm
  • WHERE: Zoom! Link will be shared upon registration
  • INSTRUCTOR: Rabbi David Ehrenkranz (a.k.a. Rabbi E.)
  • COST: $150
  • REGISTER HERE!

About the course

In this, first of its kind, Prozdor summer course we will meet once a week (for 5 weeks) with a diverse group of Jewish teenagers from many Jewish backgrounds and communities to discuss big topic issues including: Dating; Shabbat;, Fasting (you want me not to eat? really?); Women & Judaism (With guest speaker); Pluralism; and What does it mean to be a Jew?

As a facilitator, Rabbi David Ehrenkranz who has taught at Prozdor and Maimonides H.S. since 1996, will encourage authentic and open dialogue between and among all teenagers in the class. The class will usually begin with a brief introduction to the topic as well as a short text, and then all of the students will discuss the issue at hand as it relates to them in both a personal and interpersonal way. There will be occasional guest speakers who will also join us to help invigorate the discussions and inspire genuine and meaningful dialogue.


Registration & Cost


About the instructor

Rabbi David Ehrenkranz, who has been teaching at Prozdor and Maimonides since 1996 is an AYEKA [soulful educator] lead educator. Rabbi Ehrenkranz (known as “Rabbi E.” to his students) was recognized  with the Keter Torah award from the Board of Jewish Education of Greater Boston in 2009, and the Pillar of Maimonides Award (from Maimonides School) in 2011. A published poet and essayist, Rabbi Ehrenkranz’s most recent essay published in the Prizmah newsletter ( https://prizmah.org/blog/journaling-classroom-and-art-and-freedom-expression) discusses the educational and spiritual benefits of journaling in the classroom, a pedagogical tool that Rabbi Ehrenkranz uses in all his classes.

Learn More and Pre-Register for Prozdor 2020-2021