Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Interfaith Outreach Programs

The Interfaith Committee would like to share some of the wonderful interfaith outreach our local community is doing and encourage you to participate! 


Israel and Palestine: A weekend for Peace and Justice

Interfaith Prayer Vigil

Lilacia Park – Lombard

September 21, 2018

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.



Mosque Open House -Taleem ul Haq

14455 S. Budler Road, Plainfield

September 22 from 12-2pm

Clearing up Misconceptions about Islam

Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook

September 22, 2:30-5pm


Community Unity Peace Talks for Teens

Alive Center 500 W. 5Th Ave, Naperville

Sunday, September 30th from 3 - 5pm

We are looking for teens of all faith traditions as well as kids who have no religious affiliation. A follow-up Peace Talks Camp will be held on January 21, 2019 (MLK Day) from 11am - 3 pm for junior high students, led by high schoolers. It is our desire to develop these young peace leaders of tomorrow.



We are celebrating 2 years of partnership with the Niagara Foundation and Rana Yurtserver, and we are proud to introduce their Abraham’s Tent Interfaith Dinners, an initiative to provide space for people of differing religious and cultural traditions to get to know one another in the cozy intimacy of each other’s homes.  We have a few Etz Chaim members who have already offered to host a dinner in their homes, and we are looking for more.  There is also the opportunity to participate when others have offered to host.  Additional details specific to our members to come.

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom - chavurah for Jewish and Muslim women is expanding in the Chicago area, and there are already some developed chapters that need more Jewish women - if you are interested in joining a chapter to build bridges and fight prejudice in your own community, please email [email protected] to be assigned to a local chapter and get on the mailing list for other events.  Many Etz Chaim members have already joined and are enjoying this experience tremendously!