Congregation Etz Chaim

Community, Spirituality, and YOU

Happy Passover

Happy Passover

Celebrate Passover at the Congregational Second Seder on Thursday, April 9

Worship Experiences

Worship Experiences

Providing participatory and spiritually meaningful worship experiences to nourish your soul through prayer
and connection with our community.

Community & Connections

Community & Connections

Creating together what none of us can do alone

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

A community united by a shared love of learning. Seeking knowledge throughout all phases of life, as the study
of Torah is a lifelong endeavor.

Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion & Diversity

Drawing strength on our commitment to honor and respect the diversity of our membership through inclusiveness.

Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam

‘Repairing the World’ by improving the lives of others in our synagogue, locally, nationally, and
throughout the world.

Prospective Members

Prospective Members

Visit us, tour our synagogue, meet our Rabbis, worship with us. Learn more about our vibrant and
caring community.


Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky

Senior Rabbi

Congregation Etz Chaim is to be that place of compassion, growth and welcome that spiritual seekers crave. We endeavor to support the passions of Jews and those who align themselves with the Jewish community and to nurture the well-being of all peoples.

Rabbi Frederick Kamil

Associate Rabbi


Click here to follow along with the prayer book (Siddur) to be used at weekly Shabbat Services

Beyond Our Building: Sing-a-long with Miss Sue.
Afikomen Mambo
The Frog Song
Avadim Hayinu

Beyond Our Building: 7:00PM - Join Rabbi Kamil for Talmud on Tap: Salacious Talmud Stories with your Favorite Quarantine Beverage.

Beyond Our Building: 12:00 PM Lunchtime Learning with Rabbi Bob will continue to be held via Zoom conferencing. Click here for the link.
Contact Barb Turner for materials needed.

Shabbat Shira with Cindy Michelassi: Celebrate Shabbat with music! Join song leader, Cindy Michelassi for 4 Shabbat songs.
Rabbi Cosnowsky is inviting you to The Shabbat Pre-service Oneg 6:45 and Shabbat Service at 7:30. Click here for the link.
Please join Rabbis Cosnowsky and Kamil, along with Cindy Michelassi for an online gathering before the service. You can see our online community and schmooze over chat with one another. Then, we’ll gear up for the Service at 7:30 and lead services, each family in their own location. We will usher in Shabbat together, gathering strength, sharing community and praying for all of humanity during this time of great uncertainty.


Beyond Our Building: Every Tuesday Lunch with Rabbi Cosnowsky- Click here for the Zoom link.

Beyond Our Building: Every Wednesday Torah Study with Rabbi Cosnowsky- Click here for the Zoom link.

Starting on Monday, March 16, the office will have limited hours for answering phone calls from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. We will still have access to email all day.

Please see changes to the following events:

  • Interfaith Community Seder on March 21- Cancelled
  • Foundation Dinner on March 27- Cancelled
  • Congregational Second Seder on April 9- Cancelled
  • Congregational Retreat to OSRUI on April 17-19- Cancelled
  • 60th Anniversary Concert- POSTPONED

Did you miss the Purim service? You can watch it now!
Click here to view the Purim Schpiel

Spotlight Events


Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky
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Frederick Kamil
Carol Meyer
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Mike Sawyer
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Marla Friedman
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Rachel Wood


1710 S. Highland Ave. | Lombard, IL
CEC LGBTQ safe Zone2

Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County serves almost 500 families in the western suburbs of Chicago.

The synagogue is conveniently located near I-88 and I-355 between Roosevelt and Butterfield Roads, at 1710 South Highland Avenue in Lombard, Illinois.


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Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County, a Reform synagogue in Lombard, serves almost 500 families in the western suburbs of Chicago. We have a tradition of having an inclusive community which welcomes everyone- Jews by birth, Jews by choice, non-Jewish family members, singles, LGBTQIA2+ and people of all ages and abilities. We are a caring community that draws strength on our commitment to honor and respect the diversity of our membership.

New Members Welcome Guide


Congregation Etz Chaim

Reform Congregation Serving DuPage County Illinois