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.
- time 8th-12th Grade
- location Hebrew College Campus
- duration Academic Year
After my experiences with Prozdor in Israel, I realized that the greatest bonds are made between people who can relate on all levels, rather than a connection with your Jewish roots. As we learned together at the Diaspora Museum, you do not have to be a part of Israel, but Israel has to be a part of you– Jessica Landon (P’ 14)
Pirke Dorot is Prozdor’s groundbreaking pilot program with our sister school in Haifa, the Hebrew Reali School. Thanks to a generous grant from CJP, we have, over the past ten years, shared the joy of student travel exchanges with more than 450 students from Prozdor and Reali.
Our annual trip to Israel, and our annual hosting of Reali students, is unquestionably one of the hallmarks of Prozdor. Building on our shared learning and curriculum, the power of the peer travel experience creates lasting and meaningful connections between students and families in Boston and Haifa, and between Prozdor and Reali.
Beyond the uniqueness of our teachers and classrooms, Prozdor offers its students the chance to literally see the world on peer travel experiences.
Recent destinations and trips have included:
- Camp Yavneh Shabbaton
- New York City
- Sea Bright, New Jersey
- Washington, D.C.
- The American South
On my most recent Prozdor service trip, my group and I were sent to New York City to help rebuild houses and give back to a struggling community. During the span of four days, my friends and I helped retile a bathroom, install insulation to a living room, and help serve food at a local soup kitchen. It was these experiences where I could appreciate how important being a selfless person is, and how essential tikkun olam is to the world.– Lili Klayman (P’18)