Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Learning at Etz Chaim

Jewish education is the shared responsibility of the family, the school and our congregation. Congregation Etz Chaim offers many ongoing and special programs to help our congregants be knowledgeable, active and competent members of the Jewish community.

During the school year, Sunday mornings at Etz Chaim are a beehive of activity when the Religious School, serving students in preschool through 10th grade, is in session. Children in grades 3-7 also attend midweek Hebrew classes on Wednesdays. 

Adult education programs are offered for members who wish to expand their knowledge of Hebrew, Judaism, current events, and Torah. Programs may be led by the congregation’s rabbis or members, or by visiting rabbis or other outside experts.

Learning Spotlight

Learn with Rabbi Bob: Jonah and the Meaning of Our Lives

Each week I share with the class a verse from the Book of Jonah, excerpts from the medieval commentaries to that verse and other relevant texts. The Book of Jonah raises key questions about the purpose of our lives, including: Who am I? Why are we here? What is evil? No prior knowledge needed.

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Learning News

One Book- Two Great Programs

The library evening book group will discuss, The Family on Tuesday, November 25. The Lifelong Learning Committee will have meet the author of The Family on Sunday, December 7.

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Torah Study

Our Torah Study group meets in the synagogue's library on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 10:15. We are working our way through the Hebrew Bible in sequence. Each week we read and discuss. This is a wonderful group and we have a great time.




Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:00pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 4:00pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 9:00am
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 4:00pm