Congregation Etz Chaim

Community, Spirituality, and YOU

Welcome Rabbi Wainer!

Congregation Etz Chaim is pleased to welcome Rabbi Jessica Wainer as our new Associate Rabbi beginning July 1, 2021.

The search committee was most impressed by Rabbi Wainer’s passion for serving young families and continuing our mission of inclusion and social justice. We believe she will be a wonderful fit for our congregation and look forward to her leadership in the years to come!


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.

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1710 S. Highland Ave. | Lombard, IL
CEC LGBTQ safe Zone2

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.

Congregational Sisterhood Gift Shop

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Please browse our online Ebay store for special sale items from our gift shop.

We have many items in bulk so feel free to inquire further if you want more than one. Check out our other listings! Buy with confidence – we want only happy and satisfied customers. We are a non profit, Sisterhood Gift shop.

Deal of the Day: Chanukah Tray and Server Set $18
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Glass Serving Set - Chanukah Tray and Server  $25

Latkes have never tasted so good on this beautiful blue tray. Complete with a matching server, this set is perfect for serving and entertaining guests at a Hanukkah party. Enjoy your next set of latkes on this festive Hanukkah tray.

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.


Congregation Etz Chaim

Reform Congregation Serving DuPage County Illinois