Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Congregation Etz Chaim Religious School Handbook

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Mission Statement  

Congregation Etz Chaim's religious school prepares students to be knowledgeable, active and competent members of the Jewish community. Jewish education is the shared responsibility of the family, the school and our congregation.   

We strive to achieve our mission through:  

Teaching Judaica, Prayer and Hebrew

  • Creating an environment for family involvement and participation
  • Fostering Jewish family living
  • Providing creative and innovative programs
  • Building Jewish self-esteem
  • Expressing warmth, respect and concern towards all members of our school community
  • Helping the children feel at home in the synagogue and making it a key part of their lives
  • Developing within our students an abiding commitment to and love for Judaism
  • Connecting our children to Israel so they have an understanding of and feel a relationship to the land and its people

Message from Our Rabbis                                                       

Message from Our Educator  

Goals of Reform Jewish Education  


Primary Department                                        



First Grade  

Second Grade 

Intermediate Department                                           

Third Grade


Fourth Grade 

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade 


Upper School & Youth Groups                                      

Eighth Grade  

Ninth Grade

Tenth Grade


Policies and Procedures  

Bar/Bat Mitzvah