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Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies is a Program of the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County.
The mission of Merkaz is to provide a meaningful and relevant Jewish education to our community teens that builds character, positive values, leadership, a strong Jewish identity, and creates a sense of unity with the Jewish people.

At Merkaz...

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  • We explore our Jewish values & connect them to our daily lives
  • We create a bridge between the history of our people and the world today
  • We use the arts, STEM & texts as a springboard to understanding our Judaism
  • We partner with the community to do Tikkun Olam (repair the world)
  • We become confident Jewish adults that our Bubbe would be proud to know
  • We foster future Jewish leaders

What Parents & Students are Saying...

"Merkaz is an incredible experience where you learn about your religion and culture while connecting with Jewish teens from around the area."

"Merkaz helped me get into college."

"I liked finding the connection to Jewish life in everyday things."

"You must be crazy not to take advantage of graduating high school with a second diploma - it looks so good to college admissions!"

"I've made a lot of friends at Merkaz."
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Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies | 4200 Park Avenue, Suite 300 Bridgeport, CT 06604 | 203-659-3604 | Merkaz@JewishPhilanthropyCT.org