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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What's Happening

Registration for 2017-2018 Class Year Now Taking Place

Registration for Merkaz 2017-2018 5778 is continuing to take place. Many of your favorite teachers will be back, and some special new teachers will be joining 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. Final course assignments will be mailed the first week of September, with Merkaz beginning on Tuesday, September 12th at Congregation B'nai Israel. It's going to be a great year!


To donate to Merkaz: help prepare Jewish students for self-advocacy on the college campus at Kind.Fund


May 22, 7:30PM, at JSS, Merkaz Honors Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of ADL, at Honorable Alumni Evening.

Please join us as we honor Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of ADL, and Merkaz class of 1988. Join our growing list of corporate sponsors and register for this wonderful event on Eventbrite at Seating is limited and registration is required.  

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Help us prepare our students for Self Advocacy on the College Campus by donating to Merkaz on

Funds collected will help develop and implement a curriculum that includes tools and practices designed to effectively prepare our students.





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2017-2018 Calendar

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