Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

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Book Discussion Group

Join Us for this month's book discussion. We are reading:

House of Gold by Natasha Solomons

The outbreak of World War I forces headstrong Austrian heiress Greta Goldbaum to choose between the family she built in her new life in England and the family she left behind in Vienna. This book is available in hardcover, paperback, eBook, audio and large print.

Senior Sponsored Lunch and Learn Program

We will be watching the movie "GI Jews in World War II"

This moving documentary tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish Americans who fought in World War 2. In their own words, veterans both famous and unknown bring their war experiences to life: how they fought for their nation and their people, struggled with anti-semitism in their ranks, and emerged transformed.

Please RSVP by November 18 to Mark Turner at [email protected] or call the office at 630-627-3912.

Senior Sponsored Lunch and Learn Program: The Red Sea Diving Resort

Based on true events, this 2019 spy thriller honors the Operation Brothers mission which ran from 1979 to 1984 and saved the lives of thousands of Ethiopian Jews. In reality, and as depicted in the film, an abandonded hotel did serve as the perfect cover for a risky operation smuggling Ethiopian Jewish refugees through the hotel n the East African coast, sending them onwards by boat to safety and new lives in Israel. 

Wednesday, October 16 at 12:00 PM, movie starts at 12:30 PM. 

Optional lox and bagel lunch for $11.

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