From a Recent Graduate

“If I had a paper clip for every answer that Merkaz has given me, the chain would wrap the world four times… Merkaz has taught me how to speak publicly, defend a position, how to listen, leadership skills, how to make bread, appreciate Israeli rap music, how to choose a college, to meditate, how to cope with death, and how to embrace the future while remembering the past…”

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Merkaz is the place to be for teens grades 9 -12 to experience a supportive environment for socializing, interactive learning, and building leadership skills. The Merkaz mission is to provide a meaningful and relevant Jewish education to our Fairfield County teens that builds character, positive values, leadership, a strong Jewish identity, and creates a sense of unity with the Jewish people.

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Merkaz Is Presenting “It’s Time to Talk: Anxiety in an Era of Gun Violence” rescheduled for Tuesday, March 27th.

Merkaz is pleased to be joining with Federation for Jewish Philanthropy, Schoke JFS, and BBYO for this important evening which will feature a moderated panel of experts, followed by facilitated breakout sessions for teens and adults discussing the key questions regarding coping, providing support, and feeling safe in traumatic environments. The program will be held at Congregation B'nai Israel and will begin at 7pm. This program has been postponed from March 13.              

Registration for 2017-2018 Class Year Continues

Spring classes begin Tuesday, January 16th at B'nai Israel. It's Not Too Late To Register! Registration for the Spring 2018 / 5778 semester is continuing to take place. Many of your favorite teachers are back, and some special new teachers have joined the faculty. Please access the Course Catalog under the Program tab to check out the variety of classes. Course Selections Forms are also available to download. Return your Registration Form and your Tuition Form with full payment or a deposit and payment plan which will insure the classes your teens choose in the spring.


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