Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Lifelong Learning Opportunites

Contact: Barb Turner and Gail Farr

Engaging Israel Class Videos

Meetings and Events Information

Melton Classes 2017-2018

Adult education programs are offered for members who wish to expand their knowledge of Judaism, current events, Hebrew, and Torah. Programs, classes or events may be led by the Congregation’s rabbis or members, by visiting rabbis or by outside experts. Several of our congregants regularly participate in weekend Lehrhaus programs at OSRUI, particularly those taught by Rabbi Cosnowsky.

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Social and cultural programs at Etz Chaim include concerts, festivals, and group theater outings. In addition, senior programs held monthly in Etz Chaim’s social hall focus on the arts, history, and current events. To learn more about the Lifelong Learning Committee, see the committee page. The Lifelong Learning Committee meets at 6:30 PM, and welcomes all congregants.

Meetings 2017-2018

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:30pm 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
 

Upcoming Programs

 

Past Programs 2013-2016
Artist in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Noam Katz: March 3-5
Artist in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Noam Katz: March 3-5
Lunch and Lecture with Rabbi Cosnowsky and Ashley Rose: January 20
West Suburban Three Synagogue Program: February 19
Conversational Hebrew Class: November 15 through January 31
Intro to the Prayer Book: Part 5- January 25
Life Tree Cinema: The Brothers Bloom- January 12
Life Tree Cinema: Phoenix- December 15
Rebels, Renegades, and Rogues Lecture Series: Baruch Spinoza- December 12
Introduction to the Prayer Book Part 4- November 30
Legacy Writing- November 19
LifeTree Cinema: The Art Dealer- November 10
Introduction to the Prayer Book Part 3- September 28
May 19- Life Tree Cinema: Defending Your Life
May 13-15- Congregational Retreat
Introduction to the Prayer Book- April 11
Renegades, Rebels, and Rogues- April 5
Sophie & Jack Edwards Scholar-In-Residence Weekend-March 11-13
Faces of Islam Part 2- February 23, 2016
Introduction to Christian Scripture Class (from a Jewish perspective) led by Rabbi Bob- February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 4, 2016
Program on Linguistics Part 2- December 10, 2015
Book Discussion of  My Promised Land led by Rabbi Bob- November 21, 2015
Program on Linguistics- November 12, 2015
The Third Age: A Dynamic View of Aging- November 8, 2015
Faces of Islam- October 27, 2015
Life Tree Cinema: Perspectives on the Jewish Experience- Crossing Delancy- October 15, 2015
Rhythms of Jewish Living & Purposes of Jewish Living - Instructions from the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning- May 1- August 30, 2015
Faces of Faith- Hinduism- April 28, 2015
Faces of Faith- Sikhism- February 24, 2015
Faces of Faith: Buddhism- January 27, 2015
Country Music FUNraiser- January 10, 2015
Spertus One Book/One Community- December 7, 2014
Artist-In-Residence- October 31- November 2
Faces of Faith: Baha'i- October 28, 2014
What Your Family Should Know- September 14, 2014
Faces of Christianity Part 4- April 28, 2014
Sophie & Jack Edwards Scholar-In-Residence- March 7-9, 2014
Faces of Christianity Part 3- February 24, 2014
Faces of Christianity Part 2- January 13, 2014
Faces of Christianity Part 1- October 28, 2014
One Book/One Community- November 10, 2013
Shabbaton on Mussar- December 7, 2014
Faces of Christianity Part 2- January 13, 2014