Jewish education is the best way to shape and impact the lives of future Jewish generations. Learning cannot be just an intellectual exercise or a social activity; it must be a transformative experience. At Merkaz we try hard to make our tradition authentic and relevant for our students. Judaism is an evolving religion that deeply appeals to different people of different ages and places. Merkaz plays a central role in our community bringing students together, connecting them to their Judaism, and shaping their Jewish identities.
Education / Expertise
Rabbi Marcelo Kormis received his ordination from the Seminario Rabinico in 2003. He holds a B.A. in Bible and Jewish Thought from Haifa University and a M.A. in Judaic Studies from Machon Schechter in Jerusalem. He graduated from the Senior Educators Program at the Hebrew University. Rabbi Kormis currently serves as the Rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Fairfield, CT.
“Jewish education is the best way to assure and secure the continuity of the Jewish people.”