Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

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Tue, 04/02/2019 - 4:10pm -- Lifelong Learning

Please join us for this ground-breaking documentary and join the discussion led by Alta Goldstein, Rebbetzin of the Chabad Jewish Center, Naperville.

May 7th 2:00 – 4:00 PM Try to arrive 1:45 PM No cost, but RSVP required. Please email [email protected], or phone 630.627.3912 by May 5th.

Wise Aging Spring Session

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 1:11pm -- Lifelong Learning

Wise Aging Spring Session

The 17 of us who completed the fall series cannot speak highly enough about this opportunity  for those 50+ who are looking to connect with others and re-connect with themselves.

Beginning Thursday, March 14th, from 10 AM-12 PM, trained facilitators Barbara Hausman and Marc Blesoff, will lead a NEW series of seven weekly sessions based on the book and curriculum developed at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality in Baltimore.

Life Tree Cinema: To Be or Not To Be

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 1:39pm -- Lifelong Learning

Produced in 1942, this war comedy is set in Warsaw, just prior to the 1939 Nazi Germany Invasion. The film stars Jack Benny and Carole Lombard who are running a local theater company and producing a play, Gestapo, which satirizes the Nazis. The consensus among 42 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes deems it a "delicate balance of humor and ethics."

Movie will be held in the Social Hall
At Congregation Etz Chaim  

Interfaith Outreach Shares Shabbat with Muslim Friends

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:34am -- Lifelong Learning

On Friday, September 28th, our Interfaith Outreach Committee, in collaboration with the Social Action and Lifelong Learning Committees hosted a Shabbat dinner for our friends at the Turkish American Society (TAS).  After enjoying delicious homemade Ramadan dinners in our Social Hall provided by TAS during the past three years, we decided it was time to

Trip to Oriental Institute

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:32am -- Lifelong Learning


Schedule Bus leaves Congregation Etz Chaim at 8:45 AM.
Docent-led tour of Jewish artifacts 10-11:00 AM.
Optional one-hour film on the history of the museum 11:00-12:00 PM, or explore the museum on your own.
Time for brief gift shop visit. Lunch near the museum follows.
Return to the synagogue at approx. 3:30 PM.

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