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 "Come Live With Me"

Join us on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 PM. 

Hedy Lamarr stars as illegal immigrant and showgirl, Johnny Jones, who is due to be deported form the US. Her only hope is to get married, but her rich publisher boyfriend Bobby Kendrick is already married. She meets down-on-his-luck author, Bill Smith, and propses a marriage of convenience in order to remain in the country, but Bill has more ambitious ideas. 


Book Discussion Group
The Weight of Ink

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. 

Join us on June 11th at 7:30 PM.






Upcoming Events

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:00pm