News & Announcements

A Commitment From The Heart And For The Future

We are honored to announce a major multi-year commitment by the Saffirs of $7.5 million dollars. The gift will be used over the next twenty years to ensure that RZJHS meets the financial needs of our families and continues to fulfill our mission of creating “a culture of academic excellence that inspires and prepares our students to think critically, achieve their full potential, and live Judaism as responsible and involved citizens in the modern world.”

Watch the 2021 Siyum and Graduation!

The RZJHS community joined the Class of 2021 on June 6 via live stream to share in the culmination of their four-year journey through Rochelle Zell Jewish High School. Click "Read full story" for the recorded Siyum and Commencement ceremonies.

Mazal Tov, Class of 2021!

We are proud of our graduates. Click "Read full story" for the Siyum (9am) and Graduation (5:30pm) live stream link.

Student Spotlight: Avital Strauss, '22

The RZJHS community sends a hearty mazal tov to junior Avital Strauss, a recipient of this year's Springboard Chicago for 18 Under 18 award! Recipients will be honored at a drive-in ceremony on Sunday, April 25th. Keep an eye on future issues of eNews for more news about this exciting honor.
Information about the recipients and their contributions to the community can be found at the JUF Springboard web site. Kol hakavod, Avital!

Open House for Prospective Families!

November 7, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Learn about academics and student life at Rochelle Zell, meet with faculty, administration, current parents, and students. Attend a student activities fair, visit our classrooms, and attend parent informational sessions.


For more information please email Riv Lynch, Director of Admissions, at

Learning together. Playing together. Praying together. Celebrating together. Leading together. Together we thrive.

Prospective Family Virtual Curriculum Night

Incoming 9th grade students and their parents will get an inside look into our school community and our 9th grade curriculum at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School.

Click "Read full story" for more info and to RSVP.

Welcome, Alan Giuliani

Welcome to our new Mathematics teacher, Mr. Alan Giuliani.
Mr. Giuliani is an adjunct lecturer in the math department at Northeastern Illinois University. He also served as a math department tutor at Oakton Community College and at Northeastern Illinois University. In addition, Alan was a teacher and teacher trainer with Teach for America for eight years.

Mr. Giuliani has a BS in Mathematics from New Mexico State University, an MS in Math and Secondary Education from Northeastern Illinois University, and an MA in Education & School Leadership from Harvard University.

Welcome, Stephanie Gordon

Welcome Stephanie Gordon, RZJHS Learning Specialist. Ms. Gordon has a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University and M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University. Ms. Gordon has served in special education since 1986 in three capacities: Teacher/Case Manager, Transition Coordinator, and Interim Special Education Department Co-Chair.
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