Welcome

The Merkaz faculty and I are excited to welcome all of our new and returning students, as we begin our 36th year of serving the Jewish community! Merkaz is the Hebrew word for “center”. Get involved, and it will quickly become your center for socializing and growing. Renew old friendships and make new ones.

Learn in a vibrant and fun atmosphere that encourages you to figure out who you are, what really matters to you, and how you can make a difference! Opportunities abound with a variety of programs and over 65 exciting courses. Alternative offerings are provided to meet your individual interests and scheduling needs. With so many courses to choose from, there is always something for everyone!

Choose from courses in social action, Holocaust education, dancing, and art. Learn about Israel, contemporary issues, leadership, and ethical dilemmas and the Jewish perspective. When you begin the college process, Merkaz will help you prepare for and strengthen your position for college admissions. Engage in discussions about the issues and challenges you will face on the college campus.

Merkaz is the place to be for you to engage with other community teens in a social, meaningful, and relevant experience!

Shelley Kreiger
Head of School