Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

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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

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.

Adult Beginners Hebrew

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 1:06pm -- Lifelong Learning

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

Melton Graduates Three More Congregants!

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:02pm -- Lifelong Learning

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.

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