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

Evening Book Group

Please join us on Tuesday evening, March 3 at 7:30 PM for our disussion on the book, American Ghost.

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Sophie & Jack Edwards Scholar-In-Residence

The Lifelong Learning Committee welcomes the Sophie and Jack Edwards Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Jonathan Krasner Professor of Jewish Education Research at Brandeis University March 20th-22nd.

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Learning News

Congregational Retreat 2015

Please join us for our annual Congregational Retreat, Keeping Our Stories Alive, at OSRUI, April 24-26. 

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Chai Mitzvah

Join our and become a Chai Mitzvah. This monthly learning group will focus on real life, relevant issues. 

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

Each week Rabbi Bob will share with the class a verse from the Book of Jonah, excerpts from the medieval commentaries to that verse and other relevant texts.

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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

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 4:00pm
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 4:00pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 4:00pm