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.
- FALL 2021 COURSES ARE LIVE! Join us for the year (link to the right) to access all courses and an all-inclusive tuition rate OR register for one course at a time using the links next to each course.
- 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.
- time 8th-12th Grade
- location Sundays at Hebrew College (9:30-12:30 for Hebrew and Judaics, 10:30-12:30 for Judaics only) and in your community (various days)
- duration September 2021 - May 2022
For community-based courses, interested cohorts of 7-15 teens will gather with Teen Learning Director, Rabbi Laura Bellows, or Prozdor’s Rabbinical student intern, along with your youth group leader, rabbi, parents, or education director to discuss the best PTOC topic and structure to meet your group’s needs and interests. All courses run for five-to-nine-weeks and we offer a menu of engaging topics that changes throughout the year, including Jewish history, religion, sports, social justice, leadership, Israel, and the arts. Once a topic is chosen, we will match your cohort with an excellent educator with expertise in your topic.
Dates & Rates
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.
PTOC 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.
The Fall 2021 catalogue of PTOC community course topics will be posted here soon.
> View the Fall 2020 Prozdor Course Guide