Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Lifelong Learning Programs

Life Tree Cinema: To Be or Not To Be

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....

Taste of Melton- August 26, 2018

It’s educational ~ transformative ~ accessible ~ engaging-community-building ~ thought-provoking ~  non-threatening!

Life Tree Cinema: Monsieur Ibrahim

The Life Tree Cinema: Perspectives on The Jewish Experience

On Thursday, June 21st
At 7:00 PM, in the Social Hall
Please join...

Women of the Wall Recap

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...

Life Tree Cinema: One Week and a Day

On Thursday, April 26th
At 7:00 PM, in the Social Hall
Please join us for

One Week and a Day


A week...

Life Tree Cinema Presents "Jellyfish"

On Thursday, February 22nd

At 7:00 PM, in the Social Hall

Please join us for



Spertus One Book One Community

It was an honor and a delight to partner again with the Spertus Institute for the One Book/One Community Program as the West Suburban site for an author talk. On Tuesday afternoon December 5th, Chicago author Renee Rosen spoke with approximately...

Your Jewish Journey

The Lifelong Learning Committee invites you to a special Shabbaton. Saturday, November 18th, from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM Edna Groves, founder of Words That Endure® returns to lead a day of reflection, writing and discussion:

For many of us, our Jewish...

Interfaith Outreach Panel - Recap

On Thursday evening, September 7th, approximately 60 Christian, Muslim and Jewish neighbors gathered in our social hall to participate in a panel discussion, Religion and Compassion in the 21st Century.  Panel members...

Melton: Beyond Borders


A text-based historical overview from the late 19th...