Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Community Programs

Senior Sponsored Lunch and Learn Program "Hollywoodism"

Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream

Based on Neal Gabler's best-seller, An Empire of Their Own, this 1998 film was named Best Jewish Film Experience Documentary in 1998. According to John Leonard, New York Magazine, it is "guaranteed to raise both consciousness and hackles...provocative and engaging." This inspiring documentary depicts the American Dream-- how it came about and who created it.

Bicycle Riding Club

If you enjoy riding, feel free to join us every Wednesday morning for a bicycle ride. The members pick the ride each week starting at around 18-20 miles with rides up to 30 miles later in the year. Allocate 2-3 hours of riding with some weeks stopping for breakfast. It is great exercise and a great way to meet fellow congregants and even our Rabbis! If you have questions...please contact Don Roubitchek at [email protected] 

Senior Sponsored Lunch and Learn Program "Oy Vey and Beyond"

Oy Vey and Beyond: Jewish English

David Fried (son of Judy and Jack Fried) has developed a short class called Oy Vey And Beyond: Jewish English. He will briefly explain the nature of Jewish English, and teach a treasure of Jewish English phrases. Jewish English is not Hebrew. It’s not a creole, nor a dialect. It is a unique way Jewish people communicate - often reflecting the feeling of having one's feet in two worlds, with two words for everything. A lively and casual class, suitable for all ages, taught in English. No previous Yiddish/Hebrew required.


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