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Merkaz Community High School
for Judaic Studies



The place to be on Tuesday evenings and Sundays for teens throughout our community

Merkaz serves a diverse population and provides a pluralistic and supportive environment for Jewish learning. Each week, students from neighboring towns, synagogues, and high schools join together as one community to learn, socialize, explore and strengthen their ties to Judaism.

To learn more about this dynamic, innovative, and popular program, browse our most recent Program Guide and Course Catalog.


Merkaz students (grades 9-12) are provided a unique opportunity to take part in social action, text study, Holocaust education, music and courses on Israel, teen issues, ethical dilemmas, leadership, conversational Hebrew, tolerance and diversity.




   Merkaz offers a variety of programs that are community-
   based where the community often becomes “the classroom”.


THE MERKAZ COMMITTEE is a very active, involved, and “hands-on” group, and they play an integral role in our program. We truly welcome and appreciate the support and participation of all our families, either as members of the Committee or as volunteers on Tuesday evenings.


To learn more about MERKAZ, please contact: Marjorie B. Krubiner, Merkaz Director, at (203) 372-6567, Ext. 126; or MarjorieKrubiner@jccs.org, or Margery Verlezza, Merkaz Program Manager, at (203) 372-6567 Ext.139;Margery@jccs.org.



To support our Federation’s efforts in Jewish Education - like the MERKAZ Community High School for Judaic Studies - and to make a gift to the UJA-Federation Annual Campaign, please contact Linda Epstein at (203) 372-6567, ext. 175, or linda@jccs.org.