News & Announcements

THIS SUNDAY: November 1 at 1:00 pm cst

Prospective students and their parents are invited to join us virtually to learn more about RZJHS academics, student life, Jewish life, college counseling, and athletics.

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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.
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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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Temporary Closure and COVID-19

We understand the concern and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our community. Although the Rochelle Zell Jewish High School building is temporarily closed, our eLearning continues.

Our admissions office is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact us at either 847-324-3706 or

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2009 Alumni honored as one of Chicago's Double Chai in the Chi

Mazal tov to Yali Derman (CJHS ’09) for being honored as one of Chicago’s Double Chai in the Chi!

Yali serves as a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner at Lurie Children’s Hospital, the same hospital that took care of her when she was a cancer patient. Yali is also an artist who created her own line of handbags under the label "Yali's Carry On Collection," a philanthropic handbag company. The proceeds have benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation and have funded a play space at Lurie's Children's Hospital.

This spring, we were fortunate to host Yali at a virtual Friday tefillah, where Yali offered beautiful words of Torah about Parashat Tazria-Metzora. Click here to see her dvar Torah:
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New Parent Welcome on Zoom

Welcome new parents for a virtual conversation with our RZJHS administrators on Zoom. We recognize that this is a time of uncertainty and want to be available to you to answer questions you might have as we move toward mid-summer. ​​​​​​​If your questions are not answered here or you would like to know more, please contact us anytime at
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Mazal tov to the Class of 2020!

Schedule for Tuesday, May 26:
8:00 a.m. Tefillah (check your email for the link or email us at
9:30 a.m. Siyum
3:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony
5:30 p.m. Awarding of Diplomas

The Siyum and Commencement Ceremony will be live-streamed on YouTube. Click "Read full story to watch the live stream at 9:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
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