Etz Chaim Committees
Etz Chaim’s distinctive ethos of volunteerism helps make our community a dynamic and vibrant one. Etz Chaim members, working together with the professional, office and part-time staff, supervise and perform the work of the congregation through standing committees. A shining example of volunteerism at Etz Chaim is the staffing of our religious school primarily by member volunteers.
In addition to volunteerism, the congregation’s values include: Nurturing the highest ideals of Judaism through the study and observance of Torah, worship and social action; fostering a personal and communal Jewish identity through educational, cultural and social programs; providing a caring and comfortable environment for all members; and ensuring that all members can participate in activities regardless of financial means. Our committees work to provide these programs and achieve these goals for the congregation.
Interested in Learning Hebrew?
If there is enough interest, we are looking to offer a class this year.
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5, 12
Taught by Rabbinic Aide/Songleader Cindy Michelassi, this class would begin at the beginning - from the aleph bet to words, phrases and sentences. And if you have considered becoming an adult B’nai Mitzvah, this class helps you along that path.
For more information, please contact Barbara Turner at [email protected]or phone 630.373.7771.
Lunch and Learn Movie Showing "Cupcakes"
In contemporary Tel Aviv, six diverse best friends gather to watch the wildly popular UniverSong competition. Appalled by the Israeli entry, they decide to create their own and record it on a mobile phone. Unbeknownst to them, their performance is seen by the UniverSong judges and selected as Israel's entry for next year's competition. This hilarious comedy is a refreshing ode to music and friendship.