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		                                    Our Facilities		                                </span>
		                                		                                
		                                		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description">Located on the western outskirts of Chicago, Congregation Etz Chaim is very accessible and can be easily reached from highways 38, 355, and 56. We are fortunate to own a beautiful property made up of multiple buildings and spaces, enabling us to provide our congregants with a full range of programs and services.</span>

The Congregation Etz Chaim space has a history of being used for spiritual worship – before we purchased the site, it was a Methodist church. The building was designed by the Weiss Architecture firm for functionality – being able to use rooms in a variety of ways was important for the previous owners and that worked in our favor.

The building was eventually remodeled and Rabbi Bob requested the sanctuary chairs be set up in a circular manner so that services felt more inclusive.  Also at that time, the spiritual leaders started sitting with the rest of the congregation as opposed to on the bima like before to further emphasize equality and inclusion. Read more (link) about our inclusion efforts both in terms of our physical space and what we offer.

Our facilities are open to the community for rental. If you’re interested in renting space at Congregation Etz Chaim, contact us!

 

Wed, November 30 2022 6 Kislev 5783