Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

April 2016

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:51pm -- Rabbi Bob

This coming weekend we will be celebrating my retirement from the position of Senior Rabbi of Congregation Etz Chaim. The details of the program for the Saturday evening dinner have not been shared with me. I am looking forward to being surprised.

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Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:13am -- Condolence

Kim Leffert and her family
in memory of her father,
Robert Leffert.

Wendy Yellin and her family
in memory of her sister,
 Bonnie Lehman Maierhoffer.

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Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:08am -- Congratulations

Linda and Doug Longman and their family
on the birth of their grandson,
Turner Emanuel Longman. 

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Sun, 04/17/2016 - 3:58pm -- 6th Grade Hebrew

We finished up our study of teh Worship service and the consluding prayers.  The class worked on our shabbaton Prayer books.  They are coming together nicely.  HOMEWORK:  Write an interpretation for one of the following:

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Fri, 04/15/2016 - 8:17am -- Lifelong Learning

“That was fun!”  “The time just few by!” These are not words typically heard as people leave a lecture/discussion about a prayer book. Less unusual, however, when the presenter is Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky.

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Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:57am -- Lynda Gutcheon

The Torah calls Pesach "Chag Hamatzot." But we call it "Pesach." Why is this so? Rav Chaim Volozhiner explains as follows:

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Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:54am -- Rabbi Cosnowsky

Congregation Etz Chaim has prided itself on being on the forefront of inclusion. The Union for Reform Judaism has charged congregations to become more inclusive to those who have special needs - especially where the religious school is concerned.

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Wed, 04/13/2016 - 8:30pm -- 6th Grade Hebrew

Both classes had very small attendance today.  The students in class had a chance to create bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowl event in the fall.  In class we discussed the upcoming Shabbaton and the plans for the rest of the school year.  No Homework for Sunday.

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Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:57pm -- Condolence

Allen Fienstein and his family,
on the death of his wife,
Millie Fienstein. 

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Sun, 04/10/2016 - 8:37pm -- 6th Grade Hebrew

The class reviewed the main concepts of Aleinu and the Mourners Kaddish was introduced.  Reading practice occured.  HOMEWORK:  Pages 138,  139 and 140 in the closing section of your Tefillot Guide.  Practice reading the Aleinu on page 171.  Parents s

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