Adult education programs are offered for members who wish to expand their knowledge of Judaism, current events, Hebrew, and Torah.
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For the eighth year in a row, plan to celebrate Jewish Book Month with One Book | One Community, in which a single title is selected for activities across greater Chicago. Spertus Institute proudly spearheads this initiative.
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
THE LIFELONG LEARNING COMMITTEE IS PLANNING A VISIT TO THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
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.
Are you looking to feel more connected to Services?
Are you interested in moving from reading the transliteration to the actual Hebrew?
Have you had some instruction in reading Hebrew but would like a refresher?
If there is enough interest, we are looking to offer an Adult Beginners Hebrew class this year.
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5, 12
It’s educational ~ transformative ~ accessible ~ engaging-community-building ~ thought-provoking ~ non-threatening!
The Life Tree Cinema: Perspectives on The Jewish Experience
On Thursday, June 21st
At 7:00 PM, in the Social Hall
Please join us for
In a lovely graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 6th, Deb Bacol, Gail Farr and Cynthia Mark-Hummel received Certificates in Adult Jewish Learning from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Wishing them a hearty yasher koach included their current classmates (who have the opportunity to graduate next spring) and some of the 14 members of Congregation Etz Chaim who graduated last year.
On Sunday, April 29th, members of Congregation Etz Chaim, Congregation Beth Shalom and Temple B’nai Israel were held spellbound by the stories, reflections and actions Rabbi Nathalie Lastreger shared about her transformation from young ultra Orthodox Rebetzin to Rabbi of a Masorti (Conservative) Congregation in northern Israel.
Please join us on Thursday, May 17th
7:00 PM in the Social Hall.
One Week and a Day
You are not having déjà vu! Due to technical difficulties, a different film was shown on Thursday, April 26th.