Chicagoland Jewish High School (CJHS) in Deerfield, Ill. is changing its name to Rochelle Zell Jewish High School (RZJHS) in honor of a naming gift from the Zell Family Foundation, effective November 19, 2015.
The Zell Family Foundation gift is one of three transformative gifts that will enable the school to fulfill its mission: creating a culture of academic excellence that inspires students to think critically and achieve their full potential, while preparing them to live Judaism as responsible and involved citizens in the modern world.
In February 2015, the school redeemed Series B Bonds in full with a generous gift from the Crown Family specifically for this purpose. The school has also been awarded a significant gift from the Harvey L. Miller Supporting Foundation, to be paid in January.
The Zell Family Foundation gift is in memory of Rochelle Zell, Sam Zell’s mother. The Zell family has been actively involved in the school.
The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago has supported Chicagoland Jewish High School since its inception through annual allocations, and partnered with the school to obtain these new gifts through JUF/Federation’s Centennial Campaign.