Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County


Lynda Gutcheon

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:43pm -- Lynda Gutcheon

Lynda Gutcheon began the Jewish Education Interim program a year ago. She has spent the year at Congregation Kol Haverim after having served The Temple in Nashville, TN, as their Director of Education for 30 years. She now joins Etz Chaim as our Interim Director of Education.

Brotherhood blog

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:47pm -- Brotherhood

Brotherhood is Congregation Etz Chaim’s men’s club. We provide service to the congregation by ushering at High Holidays, constructing and deconstructing the sukkah, cooking for the end-of-school-year BBQ, and making financial donations to the congregation as needed. We sponsor annual events including Soup, Bread and Game night, Trivia Bowl, an art auction and a golf outing. We meet one Sunday a month at 9:30 AM, usually in the mutipurpose room at the synagogue, for a lox and bagel brunch, good conversation, and an interesting speaker.

Social Action Blog

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 1:06pm -- Social Action

The Social Action Committee works to achieve balanced support for a blend of social action causes and to include as many members of Etz Chaim in this work as possible. We encourage Tikkun Olam by giving congregants opportunities to roll up their sleeves and give to others through their own hard work on many programs and through donations to the Louis and Bettye Kaplan Social Action Fund and the lobby tzedakah box.


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 4:10pm -- Lifelong Learning

Please join us for this ground-breaking documentary and join the discussion led by Alta Goldstein, Rebbetzin of the Chabad Jewish Center, Naperville.

May 7th 2:00 – 4:00 PM Try to arrive 1:45 PM No cost, but RSVP required. Please email [email protected], or phone 630.627.3912 by May 5th.

Strategic Planning Initiative

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:57pm -- Robert Honig

We have a new and exciting committee at Etz Chaim. The committee started with a conversation and a generous offer from one of our members. Al Herbach, who was president of Etz Chaim a few years ago, facilitates strategic plans for all sorts of organizations with his business partner Becky Davenport. They generously offered to lead a strategic planning initiative for the Congregation.


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