" Clearly, there are the lessons that are in our textbooks, like algebra, chemistry and Spanish. But at RZJHS, we also learned essential midot, or values, such as diligence and morality, that you can’t find in a textbook."

Akiva S., '17

Faculty & Staff



Tony Frank - Head of School

B.A. - Hebrew University

M.A. - Northeastern Illinois University

M.S. - Northwestern University

Tel: 847.324.3702

Bruce Scher - Academic Dean & FPLA Department Chair

B.A. - Illinois State University

M.A. - Illinois State University

Tel: 847.324.3708

Dr. Roger Stein - Dean of Faculty

B.A. - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

M.A. - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Other - Ph.D. - University of Illinois, Chicago

Tel: 847.423.5505

Rabbi Zachary Silver - Rav Beit Sefer

B.A. - University of Pennsylvania

M.A. - Jewish Theological Seminary

Tel: 847.324.3709

Dr. Rebecca Schorsch - Director of Jewish Studies

B.A. - Columbia University

M.A. - Jewish Theological Seminary

Other - Ph.D. : University of Chicago

Tel: 847.324.3704

michelle friedman - Director of Development

B.S. - University of Illinois

Tel: 847.324.3720

riv lynch - Director of Admissions

B.A. - Indiana University

M.A. - University of Illinois at Chicago

Tel: 847.324.3706

Bob Krakowsky - Director of Finance & Business Operations

B.A. - The City College of New York

Other - M.B.A - Columbia University

J.D. - Suffolk University

Tel: 847.324.3712

inez drazin - Director of Building and Administrative Services

B.S. - University of Illinois

Tel: 847.324.3713

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