Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Learning at Etz Chaim

Jewish education is the shared responsibility of the family, the school and our congregation. Congregation Etz Chaim offers many ongoing and special programs to help our congregants be knowledgeable, active and competent members of the Jewish community.

During the school year, Sunday mornings at Etz Chaim are a beehive of activity when the Religious School, serving students in preschool through 10th grade, is in session. Children in grades 3-7 also attend midweek Hebrew classes on Wednesdays. 

Adult education programs are offered for members who wish to expand their knowledge of Hebrew, Judaism, current events, and Torah. Programs may be led by the congregation’s rabbis or members, or by visiting rabbis or other outside experts.

Learning Spotlight

Knowledge and Nosh with Ashley Rose and Harvey Segal

Friday, March 29 at 7:15 PM

The Lifelong Learning Committee invites you to join Ashley Rose and Harvey Segal in a discussion of the evening Haftarah portion:

2 Samuel 6:1-7:17; when David leads 30,000 Israelites to bring the Ark to Jerusalem.

Light refreshments will be served.

Program will take place in the library.


Learning News

Lunchtime Learning with Rabbi Bob

The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah tell the story of the return from the first exile in ancient Babylonia. They contain the foundational ideas for our modern sense of Jewish identity. Living after the modern return from the second exile we will explore the meaning of Jewish existence in light of these texts from the early Second Temple period. As Jews we tend to focus on the sacred texts we read during services: Torah, Haftarot, Megillot and Psalms. In these sessions we explore the important contemporary lessons found in these less familiar sacred texts. The group will gather in the library at noon on the following Fridays: March 15, 22, 29 and April 12.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:30pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 9:15am
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 9:15am