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A Message from Katie Rich, Director of External Relations
A Message from Katie Rich, Director of External Relations
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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No matter if we’re online or in-person, the strength and quality of a Bernard Zell education remain the same. #BeAmazing #BeZell
Welcome from Rebecca Bloom, Admissions & Marketing Associate
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 or 773.572.1292. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Bernard Zell often says that it's more important that we focus on who students become, rather than what they become.

We asked four current students what they wanted to be when they grew up and matched them with four Bernard Zell alums in their field. Watch the video below that premiered at our 2021 Annual Fundraiser, Thursday Night Live: Zoom through the Decades in March.