Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Lynda Gutcheon, Interim Director of Education

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Lynda GutcheonLynda Gutcheon began the Jewish Education Interim program a year ago. She has spent the year at Congregation Kol Haverim after having served The Temple in Nashville, TN, as their Director of Education for 30 years. She now joins Etz Chaim as our Interim Director of Education. She received her education at California State University, USC, The University of Maryland and The University of Judaism. She began her education journey in special education and became interested in Jewish education through teaching Hebrew to special needs students. Lynda’s strength in organizational skills, curriculum development and creating relationships with staff and students made her the perfect choice to be our Interim Director of Education. We are excited she is part of our team and look forward to a great year of learning and growing under her direction. Lynda’s husband Bernie  is a retired Cantor and they have two daughters and two grandchildren.


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