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Celebrate Tu B'Shevat with Bernard Zell!
  • Jewish Life
Rachel Jury, Director of Jewish Studies

It may be freezing in Chicago, but the first almond trees are starting to bloom in Israel and spring is around the corner! Beginning this Sunday evening and continuing through Monday, January 17, we celebrate the one-day holiday of Tu B' Shevat. This holiday is celebrated around the world with the planting of seeds, tasting of fruits, a commitment to planting trees in Israel and recommitting to Bal Tashchit, the Jewish value of not wasting.

Below is a list of helpful ways you can use Tu B'Shevat to spice up your week:

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📣 Be Informed: Bernard Zell's Annual State of the School is Monday, February 6
  • Events
  • Schoolwide
Gary Weisserman, Head of School

RSVP for our annual State of the School program on Monday, February 6 from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. 

We hope you’ll join us and we invite you to Be Informed in the conversation to ensure our students succeed as both passionate learners and compassionate leaders. 

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Anshe Emet Synagogue Invites you to: The Pigeon Needs Shabbat!
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  • Events
  • Schoolwide
Amy Karp, AES Director of Engagement

Anshe Emet invites Bernard Zell families to a NEW program—The Pigeon Needs Shabbat! 

They are offering a terrific Friday night experience for families with kids 0-8 on Friday, February 3. Enjoy a lively musical service designed for the family with Cantor Rachel Brook and Mr. Todd followed by a fun Shabbat dinner and creative kid-friendly activities!  

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