Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

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Chai Mitzvah

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 2:54pm -- Lifelong Learning

Consider being part of the 3rd annual (and updated) national Jewish Learning Program taking place here at Congregation Etz Chaim:

Sunday mornings, 10:00 – 11:30 AM for 10 monthly sessions

Text fee:  $36.00

What bagels are to brunch
Chai Mitzvah is to the soul.
What chopped liver is to rye bread
Chai Mitzvah is to the soul.
What wine and challah are to Shabbat
Chai Mitzvah is to the soul.

Melton Classes

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 2:23pm -- Lifelong Learning

Back by Popular Demand!

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning – Core Year One

What? Rhythms of Jewish Learning and Purposes of Jewish Learning

When? Sundays, 12:30 PM-2:45 PM with a 15-minute break

Where? Right here at Congregation Etz Chaim

Created at Hebrew University, taught by specially trained Melton teachers, these dynamic, thought-provoking classes are designed for YOU, regardless of your background and educational experience.

2017 Artist In Residence Weekend Recap

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:14pm -- Lifelong Learning

During the weekend of March 3rd-5th, our synagogue was alive with a great deal of joy and energy as well as a feeling of reverence. Joy and energy from the music Rabbi Noam Katz shared with us, and reverence for the dedicated Abayudaya Jews of Uganda whose music inspired his melodies, and whose commitment to Judaism raised his hope for peace among people of all faiths.

Genealogy Class with Congregation Etz Chaim and Beth Shalom

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:18pm -- Lifelong Learning

Congregations Etz Chaim and Beth Shalom form the newWest Suburban Chapter of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

Coincidentally, when the Lifelong Learning Committee, along with Foundation Committee member Larry Herman, were discussing ideas for programming around Jewish genealogy and family history in general, a group at Congregation Beth Shalom (CBS) was having similar conversations.

Conversational Hebrew is Back Again!

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:22pm -- Lifelong Learning

Are you considering a trip to Israel?

Do you have a son or daughter who speaks Hebrew or is currently learning to speak it?

Have you just wanted to learn another language?

Look no further!  This adult class taught by congregant and long-time Hebrew teacher Marla Friedman may be just what you are looking for! This adult class provides fundamental understanding of Modern Hebrew, basic useful vocabulary and sentence structure.

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