Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County


Congregation Etz Chaim welcomes your generous donations to our many charitable funds that help support our efforts and activities. We give in honor of people, in memory of those who are no longer with us, and to celebrate life-cycle events. 

Your generosity continues to provide for Congregation Etz Chaim by sustaining our programs.

Tzdakah Crossstich

*Donations received in the Tzedakah box in the synagogue lobby
will go to the URJ donation fund for Oklahoma Tornado Victims.
Thank you for your donation.

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Donative Funds:

Associate Rabbi's Discretionary Fund:
Spent at the discretion of the Associate Rabbi
to support worthy projects and help individuals in need.

Barbara Baruch School Scholarship Fund
This fund will be used to provide scholarship money to pay,
in part or in full, religious school tuition fees for families
who could not otherwise pay these fees.

Building Fund:
Pays past and future expansions of the building.

Cultural & Social Fund:
Sponsors cultural and social events.

Emergency Fund:
Provides financial support to Etz Chaim.

Facilities/Landscape Fund:
Supports improvements to the building and the landscape.

Jeremy Bruder Memorial Scholarship Fund:
Provides scholarships for OSRUI and the Youth Israel Trips
for young people who would otherwise not be able to participate.

Louis & Bettye Kaplan Social Action Fund:
For humanitarian aid locally and around the world and special programs.

Music Fund:
For major musical purchases and special programs.

Norman Yellin Emergency Aid Fund:
This fund provides grants to members of the community in crisis.

Prayer Book Fund:
Dedicate a prayer book in someone's memory or honor.

Ritual & Religious Fund:
For the purchase of ritual items and beautification of the sanctuary.

Robert N. Glass Memorial Library Fund:
For the purchase of books and media for the library.

Robert Scott Samuels Scholarship Fund:
Scholarships to Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute Camp
or CFTY Leadership Training.

Ruth Joseph Memorial School Fund:
For special programming and equipment for the school.

Senior Rabbi's Discretionary Fund:
Spent at the discretion of the Senior Rabbi
to support worthy projects and help individuals in need.

Sophie & Jack Edwards Scholar-in-Residence Fund:
Sponsors the annual Scholar-in-Residence program.

Stu Soreff Office Fund:
For the purchase of furniture and/or office equipment
necessary for the function of the office.

Youth Committee Fund:
Supports special projects of the youth groups.


General Operating Income
Supports the general operations of the congregation.