Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

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Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
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3751 North Broadway Street


United States
School typePrivate, Jewish day school
Established1946 (1946)
Head of schoolGary Weisserman
GradesNursery through 8
Color(s)Red, blue, gray

The Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (Bernard Zell) is a private primary Jewish day school located in the community of Lake View, in Chicago, Illinois. It educates from nursery school through eighth grade. The school is accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.[1] It is a Blue Ribbon School, the highest award an American school can receive.[2][3]


In 1940, Rabbi Solomon Goldman of Anshe Emet Synagogue envisioned a progressive independent Jewish day school. Anshe Emet Day School opened on September 16, 1946,[4] with 31 students and a curriculum combining general education with Jewish values and culture, as well as Hebrew language. The school was renamed Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in 1988.


"You Shall Teach Them Diligently" - ושננתם לבניך

The Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish Day School for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning and a deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world.


The school became a Blue Ribbon School in 1987–88.[5] The school starts foreign language studies for students at the age of 3.[6]

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  1. ^ "About The Day School", Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, retrieved May 10, 2008
  2. ^ CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department Archived August 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
  3. ^ "Folger McKinsey Wins Blue Ribbon", The Washington Post, September 29, 2005, retrieved July 5, 2010, "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
  4. ^ "Anshe Emet Day School Will Be Opened Sept. 16", Chicago Tribune, September 8, 1946
  5. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools Program – Schools Recognized – 1982–1983 Through 1999–2002", U.S. Department of Education
  6. ^ "U.S. honors 17 area schools", Chicago Sun-Times, May 19, 1988

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