The Merkaz faculty and I are excited to welcome all of our new and returning students, as we celebrate our 40th 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 as you 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 30 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 ethics and values, social action, Holocaust education, and the arts. Learn about Israel, contemporary issues, leadership, and ethical dilemmas and the Jewish perspective. When students begin the college process, Merkaz helps students prepare for and strengthen their position for college admissions, by engaging in discussions about the issues and challenges they will face on the college campus.

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

Shelley Kreiger
Head of School