Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County



    Summer Torah Study

  • Martin Luther King Jr Assembly

  • Life Long Learning

Learning at Etz Chaim

Jewish education is the shared responsibility of the family, the school and our congregation. Congregation Etz Chaim offers many ongoing and special programs to help our congregants be knowledgeable, active and competent members of the Jewish community.

During the school year, Sunday mornings at Etz Chaim are a beehive of activity when the Religious School, serving students in preschool through 10th grade, is in session. Children in grades 3-7 also attend midweek Hebrew classes on Wednesdays. 

Adult education programs are offered for members who wish to expand their knowledge of Hebrew, Judaism, current events, and Torah. Programs may be led by the congregation’s rabbis or members, or by visiting rabbis or other outside experts.

Learning Spotlight

Interfaith Outreach Dinner and Movie

Join us for a Middle Eastern dinner, viewing of the movie, Arranged, and an interfaith discussion led by Allan Carter from Congregation Etz Chaim and Rana Yurtsever from the Niagara Foundation. 

For more information, click here

RSVP by September 2 to [email protected]


Book Group Discussion: The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

Join us on Tuesday, September 13 for a book discussion. We will discuss The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi. 


Lunch and Learn Program: The Yankles

Join us on Wednesday, September 21 for lunch and a movie. We will be viewing "The Yankles". RSVP to Mark Turner by September 19. 

Learning News


Torah Study

Summer Torah Study starts at 9:30 AM, led by Ashley Rose and Jordie Trafimow. Our Torah Study group meets in the synagogue's library on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 10:15. We are working our way through the Hebrew Bible in sequence. Each week we read and discuss. This is a wonderful group and we have a great time.






Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 9:15am
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 9:15am
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 9:15am