We are elated to share that alumni Gabi Josefson, Class of 2019, was recently named one of JUF and Springboard Chicago’s 18 Under 18 Honorees.
Bernard Zell Alumni Association
Whether you remember us as Anshe Emet, BZAEDS, or Bernard Zell, we hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to strengthen your relationship with our school! Please use this portal as a resource to help stay connected to Bernard Zell and the 3,000+ alumni who have graduated from the school in it's illustrious 75-year history.
Be sure to check back regularly for information about upcoming alumni events, to read spotlights on featured graduates and news from classmates. Help us keep in touch and updated on the important things happening in your life by completing your alumni profile.
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Parents of alumni are invited to join alumni parents Miriam Lichstein (Noah '16, Eli '18 and Ava '20) and Lynne Levey (Ali '18, Ben '18 and Sarah '21) on Friday, March 10 at 9 a.m. for coffee and a tour of Bernard Zell!
Join fellow parents of alumni on Thursday, December 1 to assemble and send care packages to our Bernard Zell alum who are studying for finals!
At Bernard Zell we teach our students to be strong, proud upstanders who live by Jewish values. That means standing up to hate, even and especially when it's uncomfortable to do so. On this evening, the 84th anniversary of Kristallnacht (“Night of Broken Glass”), I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge and honor a group of outstanding recent graduates, who have responded to the scourge of antisemitism in a courageous, articulate and positive way.
Our JoAnn Wexler Social Fund is requesting our community's participation in a video "Tribute" to Ms. Manilow—an unforgettable gift that will share our collective love and appreciation for her 19 years at Bernard Zell. Click 'read more' to learn how!
Kol ha'kavod to Bernard Zell Class of 2015 alumni, Matt Brodsky, a graphic design student in his senior year at Syracuse University, for being part of a month long exhibit in Detroit celebrating sneaker culture.
Our students talk about about courage—the courage to take a risk, to see another’s point of view, to speak up for yourself—and for others. Alumna Eliza Lampert ’20 continues to exemplify all of the above and beyond with her budding career as a journalist at The Latin School of Chicago.
Mazel tov to alumni Sydney Gilbert ’20 and Noah Tennenbaum ’21 on their recent achievements in varsity softball and water polo for Whitney Young.
The Class of 2018 looks forward to this fall as they head off to some of the following colleges and universities:
"Bernard Zell framed my future by providing me with an excellent foundation which prepared me for high school, college, and beyond!"
—Gina Pope, Class of 1980