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Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.)


The Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.), an NCCRS member since June 2015, is a division of Merkaz Bnos, a religious, non-profit organization founded in September 1990. Merkaz Bnos is committed to academic excellence on both the secondary and postsecondary level.

Registered by the New York State Department of Education, Merkaz Bnos high school and higher education programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (CSS). The high school was nationally recognized by the United States Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon High School of Excellence and was also named School of the Year by the National Society of Hebrew Day Schools, among other honors and distinctions.

With a goal to expand educational opportunities, C.A.R.E. was established to help adult learners achieve academic and professional success. C.A.R.E.’s carefully developed college-level proficiency examinations provide motivated students with the opportunity to demonstrate their advanced competency in areas such as Biblical Studies, Jewish History, Language, Jewish Law, Jewish Philosophy, and Talmud.

Source of Official Student Records

1400 West 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11204
United States

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences


Jewish Bible Studies

Jewish History

Jewish Law

Jewish Philosophy


Talmudic Studies