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.
Contact Us
  • 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
Register for the 2021-2022 school year

Dates & Rates | Curriculum | Sign Up

About

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.

Teens in PTOC 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.


Dates & Rates

DATES
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.

RATES
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.

If cost poses a barrier, please schedule a time to speak with Rabbi Laura Bellows or email lbellows@hebrewcollege.edu


Curriculum

The Fall 2021 catalogue of PTOC community course topics will be posted here soon.
> View the Fall 2020 Prozdor Course Guide


Sign Up

If you are interested in learning more or hosting a PTOC course in your community, please schedule a time to speak with Rabbi Laura or email us at prozdor@hebrewcollege.edu.

Registration for 2021-2022 Prozdor and Teen Hebrew Institute coming soon!