Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
3751 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 281-1858
Head of School: Alyson Horwitz
Associate Head of School: Eric Keitel

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Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (BZAEDS) combines the best of Jewish learning and traditions and the best of innovative educational practices in a rigorous and nurturing learning environment. We are a partnership between dedicated educators and Jewish families working to fulfill the goal of raising children to be their best selves and good citizens of their communities.

BZAEDS: More than just a school—a community

What We Stand For & Words That Define Us

The essence of the BZAEDS brand can be summarized in three words:

Learning | Identity | Community

These words help to define who we are as a school and what we want for our students. These three essential elements are woven together to create a unique and rich school experience for our students and ultimately lay the foundation for the type of adults they will become.

Brand Attributes

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School’s brand attributes include:

Academic excellence in General studies and Jewish studies.
A rigorous and nurturing learning environment.
A multidisciplinary and layered curriculum.
An approach that develops students’ intellectual, emotional, physical, social and moral growth at every step.
A Jewish education where Jewish values are not just learned, they are lived every day.
A dedicated, highly qualified faculty and an institution committed to their professional development.
More than just a school; a community.

Brand Benefits

The benefits inherent in the BZAEDS brand include:
A well-rounded, high-quality Jewish and general education that develops the intellectual, personal and spiritual potential of each child.
Students and graduates who possess a strong Jewish identity and confidence in their own individual talents and gifts.
A warm, welcoming community in which families spanning the spectrum of Jewish belief and practice are offered the opportunity to learn, connect and grow along with their children.

Our Core Values

Our core values inform all aspects of the BZAEDS experience and further define what we mean by Learning – Identity – Community for us as an organization and for
the individual students we serve.

Curiosity: An interest in ideas and an enthusiasm for discovery and learning—a thirst for knowledge and inspiration.
Creativity: A desire to explore alternative ideas and solutions.
Character: A way of being based on respect, ethics, integrity and justice.
Citizenship: Service to the common good.
Responsibility: An understanding that our actions have consequences and impact those around us.
Empathy: Caring about others.