This fall, Teen Learning at Hebrew College will offer six options—including four new and reimagined programs—that allow teens to choose experiences that fit their unique passions, backgrounds and schedules.
“We talked to a lot of parents and teens about how we could best serve young Jews in their Jewish learning and growth,” says Rabbi Laura Bellows, director of teen learning at Hebrew College. “We are excited to offer teens what they asked for—a robust menu of diverse learning options, led by dynamic and warm faculty, scholars and practitioners, where teens can craft their own Jewish learning experiences and explore.”
- Prozdor of Hebrew College (8th-12th grades)
- JTFGB of Hebrew College (9th-12th grades)
- NEW! Teen Beit Midrash of Hebrew College (8th-12th grades)
- NEW! Gesher Israel of Hebrew College (10th-11th grades)
- NEW! Prozdor Immersive of Hebrew College (7th-12th grades)
- NEW! Dignity Project of Hebrew College (10th-11th grades)
Prozdor of Hebrew College
Where Jewish Teens Thrive
With more than 5,000 graduates, Prozdor offers Sunday morning classes ranging from politics to philosophy, humor to hands-on social justice, and Talmud to art, as well as modern Hebrew. Next year, Prozdor is expanding its Hebrew options, shifting to a three-hour program and creating a new Prozdor Immersives track.
Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston of Hebrew College (JTFGB)
Teen Philanthropy & Leadership
This popular program will return for its sixth year of teen leadership, values-driven learning, collaboration and fundraising. Teens have awarded grants to organizations that fight child abuse and sexual assault, support refugees and address mental health and environmental issues, among other issues.
Teen Beit Midrash of Hebrew College
Where Talmud, Teens & Today’s Questions Meet
Teens who love to learn come together weekly to explore the big questions and issues of today through Talmud. This program has been thriving at Harvard Hillel and will be expanding to two sites: Tuesdays in its original home and Wednesdays at Hebrew College. Learn more.
Prozdor Immersives of Hebrew College
Deep Dive Innovation & Arts
For those who want a deep dive into experiential Jewish learning, Prozdor Immersives will meet for two to three hours on three Sundays each year, going in-depth into different Jewish learning tracks: arts, innovation, change-making or ethical debates. Sign up for one, two or all three Immersives.
Gesher Israel of Hebrew College
Teen Israel Experience
Teens will meet every few weeks over a meal to discuss Israeli culture and Jewish identity, alongside teens from the Reali School in Haifa. Independently and together, they will explore questions of identity, pluralism and denominationalism, as well as history, culture, social issues and current events, and visit each other, if possible.
Dignity Project of Hebrew College
Interreligious Teen Leadership
High-schoolers will be trained to serve as cross-cultural leaders to help build bridges of understanding and cooperation. The program is being developed by the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership, in collaboration with houses of worship, schools and civic organizations throughout the city.