Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

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Seniors blog

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:49pm -- Seniors Group

The purpose of the Senior Group is to give seniors and other congregation members and others in the community an opportunity to participate in discussions and to socialize.

The Story of Your Name Recap

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:36pm -- Seniors Group

On Wednesday, September 13th, following the usual lox and bagel lunch, Certified Autobiography Instructor Edna Groves guided us through two writing exercises. The purpose, at this time of year which calls us to introspection, was to think about our given name, and how it has come to reflect who we are.

At first glance, this may seem to be a sweet and simple task, but when taking the time to contemplate who we were named for – in English and/or in Hebrew, Yiddish – how we feel about the name(s), our nicknames, who calls us what, etc. personal stories unfold.

In Search of Peace

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 2:02pm -- Seniors Group

Lunch ‘n Learn / Senior-sponsored Program welcomes all congregants, friends and family!

In Search of Peace Narrated by Michael Douglas In Search of Peace chronicles Israel’s first two decades, offering new insights on the origins of the Middle East conflict. Combining a rich tapestry of rare archival film and photos, the film offers a unique global perspective on one of the seminal events in the 3,500-year history of the Jewish people. Featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss, Miriam Margolyes and Michael York.

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