Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

High Holidays


Letter from the Rabbis, President, and Ritual Committee
Special Parking Space Request Form
Yizkor Scroll
High Holidays Babysitting Sign Up Form
High Holidays Food Volunteer Form
Lulav and Etrog Order Form


Selichot4:30 PM    Saturday, September 21

Erev Rosh Hashanah

8:15 PM    Sunday, September 29

Rosh Hashanah

Junior Congregegation

10:00 AM  Monday, September 30

10:00 AM Monday, September 30

Childrens' Service2:30 PM    Monday, September 30
Rosh Hashanah- 2nd Day10:00 AM  Tuesday, October 1
Kol Nidre8:15 PM    Tuesday, October 8

Yom Kippur

Junior Congregation

10:00 AM  Wednesday, October 9

10:00 AM Wednesday, October 9

Children's Service1:15 PM    Wednesday, October 9
Discussion Group2:30 PM    Wednesday, October 9
Afternoon Service3:30 PM    Wednesday, October 9


The synagogue does not provide High Holiday prayer books at these services. Each family is responsible for bringing their own prayer books. If you need to purchase High Holiday prayer books, contact the office.

On the mornings of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we hold Junior Congregation at the same time as the adult services, for children in grades 3 through 6. Junior Congregation consists of age-appropriate holiday services, as well as other holiday-related activities.

Babysitting will be available on the mornings of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for children who are too young for Junior Congregation. You must register for this babysitting in advance and space is limited. There is a small fee for this service. 

After our Erev Rosh Hashanah service, we have the opportunity to visit with our Etz Chaim friends at a wonderful High Holiday Oneg, and we gather with our fellow congregants at the end of Yom Kippur to break the fast. Volunteers are needed to provide food for both events as well as harvest breads for Sukkot.

One of the very special things about our High Holiday services is that so many congregants participate in the service. Some read parts in English, some read parts in Hebrew, some read Torah.

Tickets are required for admittance to our High Holiday services. If you are new to the community, please contact the synagogue office for ticket purchase information.

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