Because empowering our children with education built on critical thinking and creativity, shaped by Jewish values, provides the best foundation for the next generation of Jewish Americans.

For over 75 years, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School has developed confident learners and compassionate Jewish leaders. Bernard Zell relies on the generous support of our entire community -- parents, faculty, alumni, grandparents and friends -- to carry our vision into the future.

Please explore the many different ways you can give to Bernard Zell. Contact with any questions you may have.

Make your gift or pledge to the Annual Campaign online today!

Ways to Give

Purchase Tribute Cards

Tribute cards offer a thoughtful way to honor a simcha—a bar/bat mitzvah, birthday, anniversary or graduation—or to send condolences to those who have lost a loved one. A minimum donation of $18 is recommended. 

Purchase Tribute Card

Purchase a Personalized Brick Paver

Support the Campaign to Transform Bernard Zell with the purchase of a brick paver. This is a wonderful way to commemorate your family's Bernard Zell journey while leaving a lasting mark on our beautiful plaza. 
Purchase a Personalized Brick Paver

Annual Day of Giving

On last year's Day of Giving we reached nearly 50% participation from our families, this year we plan to do even better with a goal of 60%. All donors who have already made a gift to the 2021-2022 Annual Campaign through the Day of Giving on Thursday, November 18, will be entered into raffles to win exciting and new prizes for you, your children and grandchildren, their teachers and more!

Day of Giving


Call the Development office at 773.572.1223 to make a gift by debit or credit card. 
Your philanthropic support makes a tangible difference. Over the years, donors helped to fund:
  • A science program which is now a national model for science education in Jewish day schools. 
  • A robotics curriculum, integrated into our science program, that students across all grade levels experience.
  • A reimagined Early Childhood wing to support learning inside and outside the classroom. Our community's tremendous generosity impacts our Early Childhood students every day.
  • A thriving Athletics program with close to 75% of all Middle School students participating in 16 athletic teams.
  • Record-setting tuition assistance for over 20% of our student body, more than ever before.
  • And so much more!