Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

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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.

Women of the Wall Recap

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 3:06pm -- Lifelong Learning

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.

One Week and a Day

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:18pm -- Lifelong Learning

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.

3 Synagogues "Women of the Wall"

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:42am -- Lifelong Learning
RABBI NATHALIE LASTREGER
"WOMEN OF THE WALL"
 
In cooperation with Congregation Etz Chaim, Lombard, Congregation Beth Shalom, Naperville, Temple B'Nai Israel, Aurora, will host Israeli speaker Rabbi Nathalie Lastreger for a presentation entitled "Women of the Wall." Rabbi Lastreger has been the Director of Education and Public Policy for Women of the Wall, an Israeli organization committed to promoting the rights of women to worship at the Western Wall.
 
A reception with kosher refres

Power, Pluralism and Peoplehood - from Talmud to Today

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:18am -- Lifelong Learning

Power, Pluralism and Peoplehood - from Talmud to Today

-A recap of our Sophie and Jack Edwards Scholar-in-Residence weekend of Enlightening and Motivating Presentations

During our largest turnout of congregants and friends in many years, Rabbi Rachel Sabath beit-Halachmi shared historical influences on today’s reality.  With candor and humor, she provided thought-provoking commentary and concluded by urging us to take action.

Zero Motivation

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:53pm -- Lifelong Learning

On Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM, in the Social Hall

Please join us for
Zero Motivation

 

Satiric, surreal, unexpected and at times wildly funny, Zero Motivation is a savage black comedy that eviscerates an unexpected target: the Israeli army, officially known as the IDF. Whatever your image of the Israel Defense Forces is, heroic or otherwise, it's not what you're going to see here.

Carl Schrag Presentation Recap

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:32pm -- Lifelong Learning

Israel, The U.S and the World: What to Watch For in Uncertain Times – Recap

On Sunday morning, February 18th, former editor of The Jerusalem Post, Carl Schrag, addressed adults and high school students regarding the current events in Israel within the context of recent and ancient history. He shared insights into the hopes and dreams of Israelis, and spoke about the significance of Israel’s relationship with Jews in the diaspora, with attention given also to the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement.

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