Congregation Etz Chaim

Community, Spirituality, and YOU

High Holidays 5782

On Rosh Hashanah it is written and on Yom Kippur it is sealed

In just a few short weeks, we will usher in the Jewish New Year of 5782. For those of you who have spent many years coming to Etz Chaim, gathering in the sanctuary/social hall, sitting among 700-800 of your friends…things will look different this year.

Registration to attend Services in-person

To attend services in person, you will need to register online through ShulCloud. Registration will only be accepted from members who have returned their commitment forms (call the office if you need another form).  An email will be sent out on Monday morning, August 2nd with the registration link. As of right now, only members will be able to register for and attend any of our in-person services. Please know that most of the services will be available to stream live from our website, and everyone is welcome to attend our Family Services.

In-person attendance, at any service where it is available, will be limited to 200 people (excluding choir members, the rabbis, and the Executive Board officer).

Wednesday, September 15th at 7:30PM- Kol Nidre Service –in person and streamed live from our website

Thursday, September 16th – There will be two (2) morning services. These two services will be exactly alike. You may only register for one of them.

  • 9:30AM – Traditional Yom Kippur service will be in person only
  • 11:15AM – Traditional Yom Kippur service in person and streamed live from our website
  • 12:15PM – Contemporary Service – pre-recorded and streamed on our website only
  • 1:00PM – Torah Service – pre-recorded and live streamed on our website only
  • 2:00PM – Family Service for all ages – in person only. Not Streamed.
  • 3:00PM – 5:15PM Various 45-minute Learning Sessions - all held via Zoom only
  • 6:00PM – Yom Kippur Yizkor Service – in person and streamed live on our website
  • 6:30PM – Ne’ilah Concluding Service – in person and streamed live on our website

Registration Confirmation

You only need to register if you are attending in person. After you register for services you want to attend, you will receive a confirmation email. You will need to print that out and bring it with you to services or show the confirmation email on your phone, as that will be your ‘ticket’ for entry. We will have a master list in our office.

High Holiday Prayer Books

We will once again dust off and use our High Holiday prayer books, “Mishkan HaNefesh.” This new two-book set is still available for you to purchase for $40 or $30 is you turn in your old High Holiday prayer book.

Special Parking Requests

Now is also the time for you to reserve a special parking spot for the holidays. Please remember there are a limited number of spaces available and they are reserved for those members for whom this is a necessity and not a convenience.

 Click here for a link to fill out the form.

If you have any questions or need any help with registering for these services, please contact Carol Meyer, Interim Executive Director, in the office.

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