On June 9, 2020, the Bernard Zell Class of 2020 graduated and became the newest members of our alumni community. Relive the excitement and joy of graduation and other culminating activities through photos and videos chronicling this unprecedented year.

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With hard work and the support of a compassionate community, the Bernard Zell Class of 2020 has found incredible success that they’ll carry with them long into the future. We couldn’t be prouder of all that they’ve accomplished and as they now head off to high schools around the city, we know they’ll be prepared to face whatever challenges are ahead! 
Stream the Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony along with Early Childhood, Lower School and Middle School memories, musical performances and a special video of our graduates and their families receiving their diplomas! 
Visit our Bernard Zell Class of 2020 Playlist on YouTube to view videos featuring our graduates throughout the school year such as Middle School Siyum, Close of School Ceremony, Athletics Banquet, Music Awards Luncheon and more! 

A full album of the Class of 2020 pre-graduation photos can be found here. Download the entire album or individual photos using the password "beamazing_2020". 
This short documentary film is a collaboration between professional filmmaker Ryan Ferguson and five 8th grade student filmmakers from Chicago's Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School as part of a year-long, multi-disciplinary project around the life, work, and teachings of Elie Wiesel. Along with students and staff of Bernard Zell, the film features Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger, a protege of Wiesel, author of Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom, and founder of The Witness Institute
This project was made possible through funding by the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge and The Kronhill Pletka Foundation.

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