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Congregratin Etz Chaim has a broad range of programs, events, worship services. Our wonderful calendar is built by our various committees and communities that make our our congregation. We organize our calendar with select categories so you can easy and find what you are looking for.

Adult Social Groups - West Suburban Chaverim, Wise Aging, Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Bridge, Mah Jong, ROMEOs, Ladies who lunch, TTT (Formerly Jewish Young Professionals), Partner Bridge, QiGong, Mid-life Adventures

General - AA and Al-Anon Meetings, private rentals, 


Jewish Holidays

Life-long Learning

Meetings & Rehearsals


Programs & Engagement

Secular Holidays

Shabbat Services/Holidays

Social Action

Youth Education and Engagement


SundaySun, 30 JunJune, 2024
ThursdayThu, 4 JulJuly, 2024

Glen Ellyn 4th of July Parade

Thursday, Jul 4th 11:00a to 1:30p


TuesdayTue, 23 JulJuly, 2024

Dinner in the Lot (Taco Shop)

Tuesday, Jul 23rd 5:45p to 6:45p


TuesdayTue, 23 JulJuly, 2024

Live Concert with Ari Hest

Tuesday, Jul 23rd 7:00p to 8:00p


FridayFri, 23 AugAugust, 2024


Friday, Aug 23rd 5:45p to 7:15p


FridayFri, 21 JunJune, 2024

Shabbat Services

Friday, Jun 21st 7:30p to 8:30p


SaturdaySat, 22 JunJune, 2024

Summer Torah Study

Shabbat, Jun 22nd 9:30a to 10:30a


FridayFri, 28 JunJune, 2024
SaturdaySat, 29 JunJune, 2024

Summer Torah Study

Shabbat, Jun 29th 9:30a to 10:30a


FridayFri, 5 JulJuly, 2024

Shabbat Services (Lay Led)

Friday, Jul 5th 7:30p to 8:30p


SaturdaySat, 28 SepSeptember, 2024

Selichot KIDdish Club Service

Shabbat, Sep 28th 5:15p to 5:45p


WednesdayWed, 2 OctOctober, 2024

Erev Rosh Hashana Service

Wednesday, Oct 2nd 7:30p to 9:00p


ThursdayThu, 3 OctOctober, 2024

Rosh Hashana I Service

Thursday, Oct 3rd 10:00a to 12:30p


ThursdayThu, 3 OctOctober, 2024
FridayFri, 4 OctOctober, 2024

Rosh Hashana II Service

Friday, Oct 4th 10:00a to 12:30p



Congregational Retreat

One weekend every spring we travel to the Olin-Sang-Ruby-Union Institute (OSRUI) located in Oconomowoc, WI for a retreat. We offer multiple programs for all ages. For instance, some programs are discussion groups, others are hands-on, and some take place outside.  The retreat is for adults and children alike. School-age children sleep in a camp cabin under the supervision of college-age counselors. Adults have rooms in another building and most have a private bathroom. Younger children stay with their parents.  And don’t worry, we build in plenty of time for connection and bonding with our programs and over meals. No child is too young and no adult is too old. All are welcome to learn, pray, eat, relax, sing, and just enjoy Shabbat for an entire weekend!

Our 2024 Congregational Retreat is April 12-14 at OSRUI. Registration is open through 3/20Nourish your body and spirit. We will eat, sing, reflect, learn, and connect as a community. Celebrate Shabbat, have fun, and participate in Jewish learning with other members of our congregational family. 


Summer Camp

Not only is the OSRUI home to our annual retreat, many of our kids participate in a summer sleepaway camp at the site. 

The camp offers several sessions to meet the needs and interests of campers from 3rd grade through high school.

These sessions can be anywhere from five days to seven weeks. During that time, campers stay in cabins or tents all while learning about Jewish life.  Plus, nothing beats the Shabbat songfest and Israeli dancing! Lifelong friendships develop and each child’s connection to Judaism is strengthened at OSRUI. 

Etz Chaim is proud to regularly send the largest contingent of campers to OSRUI from a mid-size congregation, and one of the largest contingents from a congregation of any size!

Our congregation has set the bar for being a community whose members generously share themselves with others since its inception. Learn more about Tikkun Olam here.

Thu, June 20 2024 14 Sivan 5784