Creating a Jewish middle school provides our students with continuity, with an opportunity to keep exploring Judaism and strengthen their Jewish identity. It also allows for a heightened social life in the Community Center thanks to the increased presence of the pupils and their parents. Our community members are now involved in more activities – adult classes, Shabbat meals, bake sales – that bring them together.
The Rabbi Gershon Association Middle School is recognized and approved by the regional education authority of Metz-Nancy. It is a private school under State contract. Several scholarships are granted to students whose parents cannot pay the tuition fees (in part or in full). Indeed, we refuse to close the door to any student who wishes to enroll in our school, whatever his/her family’s financial situation.
Since the beginning of the 2005-06 academic year, the middle school is located on the first floor of the Jewish Community Center in Metz. The new facilities – including a computer lab and a science laboratory in which the Physics, Chemistry, and Natural Sciences classes and experiments are held – were built thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert LEVY.
The Rabbi Gershon Association Middle School has been under State contract since the beginning of the 2009-10 academic year.