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Rochelle Zell Jewish High School students become confident navigating the complexity of what it means to be Jewish in the modern world.


CommunityWe provide students with the knowledge, skills and leadership opportunities they need to participate fully in Jewish life as passionate and committed Jews. Students and their families represent a wide spectrum of Jewish observance, attending Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist and post-denominational congregations. While religious practices vary widely among the student body, Rochelle Zell works hard to ensure that students welcome and respect each other’s levels of observance.


Rochelle Zell Jewish High School is committed to preserving God’s world and making it a more just and peaceful place through individual and collective commitment to programs of social justice and public policy. The school and its students strive to be a positive force in the Chicagoland area and beyond. Students and their families are encouraged to undertake the responsibilities of leadership and service to others. Numerous Tzedekah programs and Chesed activities are developed and delivered by students throughout the school year.

Community TestimonialImagine a group of teenagers from a Jewish high school in Chicago, standing in a circle, arm in arm, taking in the beauty of Shabbat, and preparing themselves for the week to come. 
Sawyer G., '19