Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Religious School

At Congregation Etz Chaim, we have a very special Nationally Accredited Religious School. All of our Judaica faculty volunteer each week to teach our students. Our Hebrew faculty is very skilled and provides our 3rd through 7th grade student’s excellent preparation for participating in and leading congregational worship. Our entire faculty is made up of some 70 people. Many of our faculty are long time congregants as well as parents of our students. We have been excited to be able to celebrate so many significant anniversaries of so many of our faculty, some of whom have worked as part of our Religious School faculty for 25 years.

Our Religious School, grades Pre-K through 10th grade, meet at Etz Chaim on Sunday mornings. We also have a mid-week Hebrew program for students in 3rd-7th grade who attend on Wednesday afternoons.

We are very proud of our school and its accomplishments. We have a very high percentage of students who continue their Jewish education after they become Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We also put a significant emphasis on family education, encouraging our parents to be a part of their child's Jewish education.  


School Spotlight

Meet Rachel Wood, our Inclusion Specialist


Rachel Wood


Rachel Wood has been a member of Congregation Etz Chaim for 37 years. She began teaching in our religious school shortly after becoming a member, initially teaching Judaica but then quickly becoming part of our Hebrew faculty. Rachel has taught 3rd grade Hebrew, developed a language lab class for learners with differences but for the past 28 years has taught 6th grade Hebrew. She has also been our B’nai Mitzvah tutor for over 28 years.

Read more here. 



School News

School Closing Information

If we need to cancel school because of bad weather we will do four things:

1) Send an email blast by 7:30 AM on a Sunday and by 2:00 PM on a Wednesday.

2) Post it on the home page of our Etz Chaim webpage.

3) Post it on the Etz Chaim Facebook page. Make sure you don’t miss anything by Liking us on Facebook.

4) Post it on the Emergency Closing Center on the internet

If we need to close for some unforeseen reason, not due to bad weather, we will contact you via phone.











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