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.
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.
We welcome you to contact email@example.com to join the Alumni Outreach Committee, come back for a visit, make a financial gift or to learn more about how you can get involved!
We look forward to hearing from you!
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
"My most formative years, as a child and as an adult, were spent at Bernard Zell. Bernard Zell shaped who I am as a person, as a professional, and as a Jewish leader."
—Mitch Daar, Class of 1999
"Bernard Zell was a seminal experience in shaping who I am today. BZ helped me understand and take pride in my Jewish identity, and in parallel, I developed a moral compass and strong sense of what it means to live out a values-based life."
— Gabi Wallk, Class of 2014
Yesterday, two Bernard Zell alumni and former student-athletes played at none other than "The Friendly Confines" of Wrigley Field for the Chicago Boys' Baseball City Championship game. Mazel tov to Josh Katz '19 and Zach Shashoua '19—starting pitcher and catcher for Lane Tech High School.
Mazel tov to Bernard Zell alumna, Celia Porter '18, who was selected to sing The National Anthem at Wrigley Field this past Monday to kick off the Chicago Boys' Baseball City Championship game between Lane Tech and Brooks High Schools.
"It (Bernard Zell) made me an aware citizen of the world with a firm appreciation and pride of my Judaism."
—Allison Leviton, Class of 1989
Mitch Laski, Class of 2009
How Bernard Zell Framed His Future
I lived with three of my BZ classmates for several years after college graduation!
What He's Doing Now
Product Manager at Tempus Labs