Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

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.

Committees Spotlight

Israel Trip- January 2020 

If you are interested in learning more about the next congregational trip to Israel - January 2020 - here is the link for itinerary and pricing.



Book Discussion Group: The Last Watchman of Old Cairo


The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas

A college student receives a mysterious package that ignites a historical investigation that exposes incredible aspects of his family history and its ties to the Ibn Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo. Winner of the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

Join us on Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 12:15pm
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:30pm
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 10:00am
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 7:00pm