Inclusion & Diversity

Community, Spirituality, and YOU

Congregation Etz Chaim is a community, not just a building. When it comes to ensuring that our facility is equally welcoming, we have taken significant and thoughtful steps to ensure that our entire facility is accessible, including but not limited to: washrooms, parking spaces, electronic entry doors, preferred seating in our sanctuary and classrooms to name a few things. We offer sound amplification headsets, large print books for all services as well as magnifying lenses which are helpful for small print.

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Streaming Services

Live Every Friday Shabbat Service and Holidays
Our worship services are streamed so those who are not able to attend can worship with the congregation

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Religious School

Our Inclusion Specialist is available to support our students, teachers, and staff. Teacher aides are provided to assist students in their class. A quiet room is available for students.

Youth Activities

Youth Activities

Support to the leaders of our various youth groups is available to ensure that all children and young adults feel comfortable participating in the activities.


Senior Activities

Senior programs are available with accommodations as requested

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Mental Health Initiatives

Congregants have access to support services through JCFS (Jewish Child and Family Services ). A representative is in our building weekly.

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Vision Impaired

Large print prayer books are available for Shabbat and High Holidays. Lighted magnifying glasses and book lights are also available.

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Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Hearing assist devices are available. ASL Interpreters are available upon request. Captioning is provided for High Holiday services as well as other requested programs & services.

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Physical Impaired

The building is completely accessible. A lift is available for limited mobility to get to the lower level of the building. The bima has a ramp for accessibility for all.


We take pride in our diverse congregation of interfaith families, the LGBTQ+ community and all who express interest in being a part of our community. The congregation is very involved with Interfaith activities within DuPage County. In addition, we open our doors for weekly AA and Al-Anon meetings.

Congregation Etz Chaim

Community, Spirituality, and YOU


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday - Closed for Shabbat

During the school year the office will remain open on Wednesdays until 6:45PM and Sunday will be open from 8:30AM - 12:00PM


Carol Meyer, Interim Executive Director
Michele Miller, Bookkeeper
Adrienne Mintz, Administrative Assistant
Nicole Coover-Thompson, Librarian


Andrea Cosnowsky, Senior Rabbi
Jessica Wainer, Associate Rabbi
Marla Friedman, Religious School Principal


1710 S Highland Ave, Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 630.627.3912
Fax: 630.627.9123