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

Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationships

Coming this fall, Engaging Israel: Foundations For a New Relationship, led by Rabbi Bob.

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Evening Book Group

Please join us on Tuesday evening, October 14 at 7:30 PM as we discuss the book, This is Where I leave You.

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The Lifelong Learning Committee is excited to announce this year's Artist-In-Residence, storyteller Susan Stone.

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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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 9:00am
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 9:00am
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 9:00am
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 9:00am