Online Learning for Teens: The Origins of Human Difference

Date: Feb 01, 2022

Sponsor: Ivry Prozdor High School

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

JTS Online Learning for Teens

JTS is excited to pilot an online course for teens this fall under the auspices of the Ivry Prozdor High School. This innovative program is designed to bring together a diverse group of teens from across North America to access classical Jewish texts and find contemporary meaning in the concepts and values of Jewish tradition. Guided by faculty who are skilled and experienced in teen education, students are encouraged to ask the questions that matter to them and develop answers that speak authentically to them as young Jews in the 21st century.

The course is designed both to facilitate encounters with key concepts and to build text skills. Each session will include guided text study for all skill levels as well as group discussion. Students who elect to learn in multiple courses beyond the pilot will, over time, gain familiarity with the various genres of Jewish text and the core concepts of Jewish thought and Jewish life.

Space in the course is limited in order to maximize the engagement of each student.


The Origins of Human Difference
Six Tuesdays: February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8
6:30–7:45 p.m. ET

If human beings all come from the same source, why are people so different from each other? In this course, we will explore how Sefer Bereishit portrays divisions and distinctions between human individuals and groups, and discuss why that matters to us today.

Instructor: Avi Garelick. Avi has been the director of the Rebecca and Israel Ivry Prozdor High School since 2016 and has served on the Prozdor faculty since 2014. He is an alumnus of the Hadar Yeshiva and has a background in urban planning.


The cost for the course is $150.

If you represent a synagogue or other organization that wishes to partially or fully subsidize the registration fee for your community members, please contact us to discuss details, after which you will receive a promo code to share with your members so that they can enroll with the appropriate discount.


Please contact Prozdor Director Avi Garelick at with any questions.