This Friday, Bernard Zell students, faculty and staff will come together for our seventh annual Day of Service. Each year this special event highlights the changemakers and leaders within our community who have devoted themselves to performing acts of tikkun olam, while providing opportunities for our students to model this same menschlichkeit and learn how they too, can bring healing to our world.

Created in 2014 in memory of Dr. Alyson Horwitz's late husband, Judd Horwitz, the Bernard Zell Day of Service will honor his memory while bringing ruach to the work of giving tzedakah and lifting up those from underserved communities. 

Using the theme, “Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah,” to guide our celebration, the entire school will join together for a kick-off ceremony at 9:30 a.m. that will feature remarks from former Head of School, Dr. Alyson Horwitz and a presentation from alumni Jake Herman '17 and Nathan Polonsky '23 on their relationship with Lurie Children’s Hospital. In the afternoon, we will continue with Shabbat lunch (create your signs now!) and the Bernard Zell Food and Books drive featuring Eddie the Eagle in our school parking lot. These inspirational speakers and good deeds will set the stage for a day committed to celebrating service to others. Browse the schedule below for this year's Day of Service!

Day of Service Schedule

Day of Service Resources

Important Links

Upcoming Events

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