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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Presenting Crossing The Line 2 – Wednesday, March 29th 7:00 PM

Merkaz will be screening Crossing The Line 2 - The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus on Wednesday, March 29th in Bennett Hall of Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue Bridgeport, at 7pm.  The program is Free of Charge and is presented as a service to the community by Merkaz and the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County. The evening is sponsored by Joel and Susan Lichtenstein. The talk-back will be facilitated by Steve Ginsberg, Director of the Connecticut Regional Office od ADL and the panel will feature Merkaz alumni. Please reserve your seats at:

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SAVE THE DATE – May 22, 7:30PM Merkaz Honors Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of ADL, and One of Our Own!

Jonathan Greenblatt - May 22 - 7:3oPM at JSS.

More information on the Honorable Alumni Evening to follow.


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Spring 2017 Calendar

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