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A Diverse Community

At Merrick Jewish Centre we embrace interfaith families and individuals of any age, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or financial ability.

Interfaith Families at Merrick Jewish Centre

Your family is always welcome at Merrick Jewish Centre. Our congregational family is enriched by diversity.

As a synagogue affiliated with the Conservative movement we invite interfaith families to make us your spiritual home. Our rabbi, staff, and lay leadership want you to experience community that supports your family.  We offer couples and interfaith families the support and resources to create Jewish homes and to practice and grow in Judaism.

What You Should Know About Interfaith Families at Merrick Jewish Centre

We have engaged and committed interfaith families among our members and welcome their participation in services or life cycle events.

MJC supports and engages interfaith families and welcomes the non-Jewish partner to participate in Jewish life to the extent of their personal comfort.

A Complete Experience for All at Merrick Jewish Centre

Whether you’re celebrating a birth with a brit milah (ritual circumcision) or a naming ceremony, a bar or bat mitzvah, wedding or any other joyous occasion, we want to share your milestone. Family members who are not Jewish can participate in these ceremonies in meaningful ways, and Rabbi Dorsch is happy to discuss those options.

And, of course, in times of need or loss, Rabbi Dorsch and our congregational family want to be of support and comfort to your entire family.

Jewish Education

One need not be Jewish to take advantage of the many educational opportunities offered by the synagogue. Everyone is welcome to participate in our Lifelong Learning programs and classes. If you are interested in enrolling your child in our Hebrew School, please contact Heléna Eilenberg, Education Director at (516) 378-8384 or

Share Shabbat, Holidays and More with Us

Shabbat, holiday and weekday services are open to members of all faiths and we welcome you to join us anytime. If you are less familiar with the service, we would be happy to have a congregant sit with you during services. There are English translations and transliterations of many of the prayers in the prayer book. And our Rabbi or members will be happy to explain the service to you.

Let Us Get to Know You!

We welcome the opportunity to meet you for a cup of coffee and to learn more about your family. Please be in touch at any time.

Sat, February 4 2023 13 Shevat 5783