Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County


Presidents:Marsha Swetin and Ronni Markwell

What is Sisterhood to you?  Do you value camaraderie, women supporting women, Jewish values and an active community?  During the summer, a committee met to redefine what Sisterhood at Etz Chaim can be and we need you!  Please join us and help us realize our new mission.


“The Sisterhood of Etz Chaim empowers women to connect with each other across

generations and encourages the pursuit of Jewish values and communal learning.  

As a strong group of diverse women, we strive to serve the congregation and build

nurturing relationships within our community.”

Annual Membership Dues:

Free – First year of synagogue membership
$36 – Basic


Throughout the year, Sisterhood will be hosting a variety of fun events to create community, learn and explore Judaism.  We hope you will join us at the events below.


The ladies on the Sisterhood Board have graciously agreed to donate their time and talents to make this year fantastic.  To be a part of this great team, please contact Marsha Sweetin or Ronni Markwell about the open positions.


Co-Presidents: Ronni Markwell and Marsha Swetin

Treasurer: Deanna Levin

Secretary: OPEN

VP Programming: Elizabeth Gossage

VP Communications: a committee is forming and needs volunteers

VP Membership: OPEN

Gift Shop Chairs: Judy Gratz

Wine and Paint Night Chair: Ilyssa De Mare

Chocolate Seder Chair: Elizabeth Gossage

Women’s Education Event Chair: Diane Roubitchek

Past Presidents
In the tradition of honoring those who have come before us, we honor and recognize the past presidents of Sisterhood with our sincere gratitude and thanks...

Deb Bacol 
Claire Baer
Carrie Barerra
Cheri Chaney
Robin Channon
Ann Felt
Carol Friedman
Carole Foner
Marcia Goldstein
Deb Harris
Kathleen Herbach
Susan Hurwitz
Helen Jaffee
Lois Johnson
Brenda Kuhaneck
Ellie Lapidus
Samara Lingafelter
Heather Levine
Ronni Markwell
Bertie Morse
Leah Notarus
Wendy Peck
Diane Roubitchek
Florence Ruby
Sharon Samuels
Cynde Sawyer
Kathy Shapiro
Nancy Schulman
Kelly Small
Betty Stahl
Myra Turner Dunn
Dena Weisbard
Carol Wolin