Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Mission Statement

This is taken from the school handbook.  It was written by the school committee several years ago and was reviewed by our present school committee in 2013.  The committee felt that this statement still reflects who we are.  Please read it and help us fulfill our mission.


Congregation Etz Chaim Religious School

Mission Statement


Congregation Etz Chaim's religious school prepares students to be knowledgeable, active and competent members of the Jewish community. Jewish education is the shared responsibility of the family, the school and our congregation.


We strive to achieve our mission through:

  • Teaching Judaica, Prayer and Hebrew
  • Creating an environment for family involvement and participation
  • Fostering Jewish family living
  • Providing creative and innovative programs
  • Building Jewish self-esteem
  • Expressing warmth, respect and concern towards all members of our school community
  • Helping the children feel at home in the synagogue and making it a key part of their lives
  • Imparting a positive connection to the land of Israel
  • Developing within our students an abiding commitment to and love for Judaism
  • Connecting our children to Israel so they have an understanding of and feel a relationship to the land and its people



We need your support in accomplishing the mission of our school.


 Tree of Life


It’s a tree of life to those who hold fast to it

עֵץ-חַיִים הִיא לַמָ-חֲזיקִם בָּה