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…”


A place for Jewish teens to shine!


Celebrating 40 Years!

Merkaz is pleased to be celebrating 40 years of being 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 Mobile Mitzvot – The Great Community Shofar Blast

Merkaz is excited to end 5780 and welcome in 5781 with The Great Community Shofar Blast. An initiative of the Merkaz Mobile Mitzvot, the Shofar Blast will include shofar education, a Shofar Blast video for the senior residents in our community,  and a shofar blasting parade around the JSS and Hollander House. Check out this fun, instructional YouTube video  Shofar 101; Prep for the Great Shofar Blast created by Merkaz Alumni Anna Gold.

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Registration for the 2020 - 2021 school year will begin the end of August. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Merkaz will be held remotely via zoom for the fall semester. That means no commuting and no snow days, and all the great faculty and exciting classes you expect to find at Merkaz! An exciting year is being planned with a great opening night planetarium event, as well as many more opportunities to be a part of the Merkaz Mobile Mitzvot initiative. Watch your mail for more information  Be a part of it - and register early!

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2020-2021 Calendar

2020-2021 Calendar

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