Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Brotherhood Overview

President: Gary Pollyea

Meetings and Events Information 

Brotherhood is Congregation Etz Chaim’s men’s club. We provide service to the congregation by ushering at High Holidays, constructing and deconstructing the sukkah, cooking for the end-of-school-year BBQ, and making financial donations to the congregation as needed. We sponsor annual events including Soup, Bread and Game night, Trivia Bowl, an art auction and a golf outing. We meet one Sunday a month at 9:45 AM, usually in the mutipurpose room at the synagogue, for a lox and bagel brunch, good conversation, and an interesting speaker.

Brotherhood is a great way for current and new members to connect and get involved in Etz Chaim. Please come and join us and see what we are all about


Meetings 2016-2017

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 9:30am 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 9:30am
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 9:30am 
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 9:30am 
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 9:30am 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 9:30am 

Upcoming Events 2016-2017

Sunday, December 11- Ask Rabbi BobHe will join us for an informal "ask the rabbi" session. "Ask the Rabbi" is a fun and informative annual tradition and we are excited to speak with him. We'll meet in the lower level with snacks and socializing from 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM with the Rabbi joining us from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. 
Friday, January 13- Brotherhood and Sisterhood Dinner and Service.
Sunday, January 22- "Michael Stoller Presents"
Saturday, January 28- Trivia Night.
Eat, Drink, and Be Trivial! This year's theme is Go Cubs Go! Sign up as a single player, a couple, or a team of 8. Dinner will be served before the trivia starts. Cost is $23 per person. RSVP to Ted Rudman.
Sunday, February 12- Whirly Ball with the Brotherhood and SYG.
Saturday, February 25- Soup, Bread, and Game Night sponsored by the Brotherhood and the Sisterhood.
Sunday, April 9- " First ever "Entrepreneur Expo"
Sunday, May 7- Family Fishing Day
Sunday, May 21- End of the Year BBQ. 



President - Gary Pollyea
Vice President- Len Gesinski
Treasurer - Bruce Beiersdorf
Secretary- Rubin Pena
Activities Committee -Barry Fidlow, Mike Stoller, and David Swanson
BBQ Master/Outdoor Activities - David Swanson
Golf Events - Howard Bender, Al Herbach and Joel Spenadel
Special Events- Al Herbach, and David Sigale
Membership -