JTS’s Ivry Prozdor High School Graduates 13

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

June 1, 2010, New York, NY

Thirteen high school seniors from public and private schools throughout the metropolitan New York area graduated from the Rebecca and Israel Ivry Prozdor High School of The Jewish Theological Seminary at commencement exercises on May 23 at JTS.

Prozdor (Hebrew for "corridor"), is an active and vibrant Jewish high school program for students who are committed to finding their own personal and communal meaning of being Jewish. Students graduate with a strong knowledge of Judaism and the framework to continue living and learning as Jews with confidence in college and beyond.

“We get kids who are committed, who want to be challenged by their Judaic studies,” says Principal Bess Adler. “What students find here is just as deep, stimulating, and rich as anything in their secular educations. Our students come to debate and develop their own voices, which, next year, they will take with them to such colleges as Princeton, Cornell, and the University of Pennsylvania.”

Students come from a variety of Jewish educational backgrounds and learning styles, and their families practice a range of religious observance. Respect for all opinions in the classroom, the broader Jewish community, and other communities, along with the freedom to explore new ideas, is the norm. As a program of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of JTS, students have the unique opportunity to study with JTS faculty and students in the rabbinical, cantorial, and graduate schools, an experience rarely available to high school students.

Ivry Prozdor meets two days a week and takes full advantage of the educational and cultural resources of New York City. Further information regarding the 2010–2011 academic year is available by visiting www.jtsa.edu/ivryprozdor or by contacting Principal Adler at (212) 678-8824 or badler@jtsa.edu.

The Rebecca and Israel Ivry Prozdor High School Class of 2010 includes:

Arthur Cohen, New York, NY—University of Pennsylvania
Matan Diner, New York, NY—Clark University
Jonathan Haber, Tenafly, NJ—University of Arizona
Gideon Hanft, New York, NY—Georgetown University
Alexander King, Forest Hills, NY—Syracuse University
Bennett Kolber, Brooklyn, NY—University of Rochester
Dana Kraushar, New York, NY—Duke University
Elan Kugelmass, Englewood, NJ—Princeton University
Phoebe Rosenfeld, Livingston, NJ—University of Michigan
Joseph Schaffer, New York, NY—University of Pennsylvania
Max Schindler, Mountain Lakes, NJ—Cornell University
Rachel Schindler, Mountain Lakes, NJ—Washington University
Yehudah Webster, Newark, NJ—Columbia University/List College


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