Time and again, Merkaz has been referred to as the “jewel” of our community. Merkaz continues to thrive and flourish in its 36 years of providing Jewish education to thousands of teens in our community. Clearly, it is the reflection of a community that has joined together and contributed to its growth and development including our synagogues, families, faculty, students, and our professional and lay leadership. As one community, we have committed our time, efforts, and support to create a program that meets the various needs and interests of Jewish teens throughout our region.
The mission of Merkaz is to provide a meaningful and relevant Jewish education to our community teens that builds character, positive values, leadership, a strong Jewish identity, and creates a sense of unity with the Jewish people.