Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County


This year we will be having a new celebration. We will begin with a multi-generational temple-wide picnic at 4:30PM with food trucks, activities, fun and games. At 5:00 PM, Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Avraham will be leading a study session.Then at 6:15PM we will have a short Tot Selichot service and simultaneously, a ceremony where we will bury the old prayer books we will no longer be using.  This Geniza, or grave for Jewish artifacts is the correct place to lay these honored Jewish books to rest.  If you have Jewish artifacts that you would like to bury, feel free to do so that evening.  At 6:30PM our students will lead the introduction to the Slichot service and change the Torah covers to the white ones we use on the High Holy Days. At 7:00PM we will have our main Selichot service. 


This year’s Selichot** celebration multi-generational family picnic and service - aka Selichot-a-palooza


4:30 at Temple - bring your entire family for:
• a FREE dinner with food trucks, (Pizza or BBQ)
• a “Hungry Hippos” bounce house
• a mechanical Bull (New Year Ram)
• a bubble show
• a face painter
• a Gaga pit - definite fun for the teens and tweens
• a trackless (teshuvah) train and bouncy house for the younger kids
• AND...a Scotch and Wine tasting booths for the older folks


For the Adults we hope you'll join us for a Selichot study with Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Avraham who will teach on the topic “Today Capture Our Hearts.”


We will also be having a Tot Selichot service for our littlest worshipers.


And a Geniza closing - a Jewish artifact and book burying ceremony prior to the Selichot service.


Please join us for this very special Congregation Etz Chaim 60th anniversary celebration event!


Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 4:30pm
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