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Before your graduate spins on stage in Nursery as a dreidel during the annual Hanukkah Music Festival, before they proudly read from the Torah for families and friends, before they embark on a life-changing Tiyul experience in Israel and before they pose for the traditional graduating class photo on the Synagogue steps—your child will acquire the education and skill set that will help them grow into future leaders of the Jewish community.
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A Message from Rebecca Frazin-Chan, Director of External Relations
A Message from Rebecca Frazin-Chan,
Director of Admissions
The best way to understand what makes Bernard Zell unique is to see us in action during a virtual or socially-distanced in-person tour. You’ll learn firsthand how Jewish life and study infuses our classrooms and activities and you’ll hear directly from students and alumni how Bernard Zell has enriched their lives. This year, we will be offering virtual tours and socially-distanced opportunities to see the school when classes are not in session.
Our admissions committee seeks student applicants who we believe will have the best likelihood for a successful and satisfying school experience. Family is an integral part of a Bernard Zell education, and we seek families who take a strong interest in their children’s development and who will partner with us to support their children’s education. We give priority to applicants whose siblings are current Bernard Zell students, and encourage applications from alumni families.
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Meet Rebecca Bloom, Assistant Director of Admissions & Marketing

Rebecca Bloom knows first hand the value of a Jewish day school education. Her own experience at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School in St. Louis introduced her to joyful Jewish learning, and inspired her to take on leadership roles in high school and at Indiana University where she was an advertising and Jewish studies major, and a singer in Hooshir Jewish Acapella. She also sang and danced with Singing Hoosiers and worked for IU’s office of admissions. She has spent the past 13 summers at OSRUI where she first met and was impressed by the way BZ students stand apart from their peers for their leadership and kindness.
She can't wait to meet you and your children! If you have any questions about the admissions process, Rebecca would be happy to answer any questions you may have. She can be contacted at rbloom@bernardzell.org or 773.572.1292.