Congregation Etz Chaim
Mazel Tov to Our Confirmands
The Confirmation service constitutes an individual and group affirmation of commitment to the Jewish people. Confirmation, one of the “youngest” Jewish lifecycle ceremonies, began less than 200 years ago.
In this ceremony, the now-maturing student “confirms” a commitment to Judaism and to Jewish life. While boys and girls are considered to be spiritual adults by age 13, they are better prepared at age 16 or 17 to make the kind of emotional and intellectual commitment to Judaism that Confirmation implies.
We will be celebrating our class of 2020 and class of 2021 confirmation students on Friday, May 7 and Friday, May 14, respectively.
Congregation Etz Chaim is to be that place of compassion, growth and welcome that spiritual seekers crave. We endeavor to support the passions of Jews and those who align themselves with the Jewish community and to nurture the well-being of all peoples.
Services & Holidays
-Friday, May 14 at 7:30 PM- Class of 2021 Confirmation
-Wednesday, May 19 at 12:30 PM- Back by Popular Demand! Uli Widmaier discusses "The Art of Conducting"
-Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 PM- Moses Through Three Traditions: A Muslin, Christian, and Jewish Perspective on our Shared Prophet
Happening This Week
Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County serves almost 500 families in the western suburbs of Chicago.
The synagogue is conveniently located near I-88 and I-355 between Roosevelt and Butterfield Roads, at 1710 South Highland Avenue in Lombard, Illinois.
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Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County, a Reform synagogue in Lombard, serves almost 500 families in the western suburbs of Chicago. We have a tradition of having an inclusive community which welcomes everyone- Jews by birth, Jews by choice, non-Jewish family members, singles, LGBTQIA2+ and people of all ages and abilities. We are a caring community that draws strength on our commitment to honor and respect the diversity of our membership.