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

Life Tree Cinema: Monsieur Ibrahim

Join us on Thursday, June 21st at 7:00 PM for Monsieur Ibrahim.

Monsieur Ibrahim is an old Muslim Turkish owner of a small market in a very poor neighborhood in Paris on a street called Blue. He becomes friends with the Jewish teenager Moises, tenderly nicknamed Momo, who lives with his father in a small apartment on the other side of the street. Monsieur Ibrahim gives paternal love and teaches the knowledge of the Qur'an to the boy, receiving in return love and respect.

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 Summer Social and Services


Join us on Friday, July 27 at 6:00 PM for services and dinner! We will start services extra early and then follow with pizza and ice cream sundaes. Cost is $5 per person.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 7:30pm