Merkaz is the Community High School for Judaic Studies. We consider it to be the extension of our school, as do the three other participating congregations in our community. The mission of Merkaz is to provide a meaningful and relevant Jewish education to our high school teens that builds character, positive values, leadership, a strong Jewish identity, and creates a sense of unity with the Jewish people. Students select from a wide range of classes including social action, text study, Holocaust education, conversational Hebrew, community service, dancing, music and art.
Within the context of Merkaz, B’nai Israel Sophmores are automatically enrolled in our Confirmation program. Through their commitment to Merkaz, teenagers gain the skills necessary to navigate a new and challenging phase of life with a firm foundation of Jewish knowledge and identity.
More information can be found at the Merkaz website.