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The overriding success of Merkaz is a result of our community’s partnership in developing teens who exhibit strong character, Jewish identity, leadership skills, and the desire to make a difference. Merkaz relies on the generous support of our parents, community, and donors to sustain and enrich its excellent program.

Merkaz also encourages support of our Annual Campaign. Suggested giving levels annually are: $100, $180, $360, $500, $1000, $3600, $5000.

Ways You Can Contribute

There are several ways to make a gift to Merkaz.

General Donations

Donate Online
You can make your gift online here.

Make a Credit Card Gift by Phone
Please call the Merkaz Office at (203) 659-3604

Pay by Cash or Check
Make your checks payable to:

Federation for Jewish Philanthropy

4200 Park Avenue, Ste 300
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Kindly include "Merkaz" in the memo.


Shelley Kreiger Scholarship Fund for Jewish Education

Created in recognition of the unwavering and passionate dedication Shelley Kreiger has shown towards the advancement of Jewish education and most notably as Head of School from 2016-2021. This scholarship has been established in Shelley's honor to provide financial assistance to Merkaz students ensuring that all youth have access to quality Jewish education. Click here to donate 

David Goby Scholarship Award
Presented to a senior who exhibits leadership skills and contributes to the quality of the Merkaz learning experience. The student is actively involved in Merkaz activities that have had a significant impact on his or her life and Jewish identity. Click here to donate

Marjorie B. Krubiner Tikkun Olam Award 
Presented to a senior who has shown leadership and has made a difference in the lives of others through political activism, raising and developing social awareness and action, and/or developing community or global Tikkun Olam projects. The student has shown continuing dedication to Tikkun Olam in the future. Click here to donate

For More Information

Please Call the Merkaz Office (203) 659-3604

“An Investment In Knowledge Pays The Best Interest.” ~ Ben Franklin

Be A Part Of It!


“Sometimes school makes you feel separated from the Jewish community, but Merkaz helps create community and friendships with all kinds of new opportunities.”

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