Welcome from Gary Weisserman,
Head of School

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School!

For generations, Bernard Zell has proudly developed the hearts and minds of Chicago’s Jewish children. We continue to serve as a model for the way independent schools work, offering a cutting edge general studies education that is profoundly shaped by Jewish values, tradition and practice.
Here at Bernard Zell, we believe in teaching the whole child, in encouraging curiosity and excellence and in cultivating educational innovation. Each day, we are committed to providing not only the best Jewish education, but the best education—full stop. We consistently ensure that Bernard Zell is a place where teaching and learning are robust and conducted in a joyful manner that treats each young person as a unique and distinct individual—b'tzelem elohim, capable of achieving great things.
I continue to marvel at what a joy it is to lead a school that is so much more than an institution. Bernard Zell is a place that treasures young people for who they are, while cultivating the remarkable adults they will soon become; a place where scholarship and action meet to foster a style of learning that is exciting, relevant and compassionate; a place where the traditional values of our people shape a progressive vision of a very modern world; and a place that is—students, parents and faculty emphasize—Bernard Zell isn't just a school—it's their Jewish home, the very heart of their community.  

Gary Weisserman
Head of School