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Torah scrolls contain the Five Books of Moses
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Festival of Shavuot Marks Giving of Torah at Sinai

On Saturday, May 26th at 7 pm, the members of Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County will encircle themselves in Torah—the sacred scrolls of the … Read more ›

There are building blocks and sets galore available at Baker Memorial Church’s Spring Rummage Sale, which kicks off Thursday at the church, Cedar and Fourth avenues, in downtown St. Charles.
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Baker Rummage Sale Starts Thursday

ST. CHARLES ¬– An admission-only pre-sale has been added to Baker Memorial United Methodist Church’s Spring Rummage Sale, which begins Thursday at the church, 307 … Read more ›

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Palm Sunday Live Procession

This Sunday is a very important day for Christians around the world. Each Palm Sunday, Christians commemorate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem as the beginning … Read more ›

Matzah, the unleavened bread of Passover
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Congregation Etz Chaim to Celebrate Passover Seder

On Saturday, April 7th, members of Congregation Etz Chaim will gather with friends and neighbors to celebrate Passover in a communal seder (ritual meal) at … Read more ›

Professor David Shyovitz
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Professor David Shyovitz Will Discuss Judaism and the Occult

From Friday through Sunday, March 16-18, 2012, visiting scholar Dr. David Shyovitz will present four provocative learning sessions on the topic “Judaism and the Occult: … Read more ›

Hamantaschen, traditional Purim pastries.
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Joy and Humor–Congregation Etz Chaim Celebrates Purim

Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County, the self-proclaimed “Purim Capital of North America,” will hold its traditionally raucous Purim carnival and service on Wednesday, March … Read more ›

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Lenten Service and Soup Supper

6:00 pm soup supper followed by Divine Service at 7:00 pm each Wednesday in Lent through March 28. Located on the corner of South Book … Read more ›

Monsignor Arquimedes Vallejo greets parishioners Sunday at the new Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Aurora. The original church was destroyed by fire in December 1998. (Heather Charles, Chicago Tribune / February 26, 2012)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Aurora reopens

It has taken more than 13 years, but a Catholic church in Aurora has completed a journey from ruin to resurrection. After years of services … Read more ›

Hamantaschen, resembling evil Haman's three-cornered hat, are a traditional Purim treat.
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Joy and Humor–Congregation Etz Chaim Celebrates Purim

Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County, the self-proclaimed “Purim Capital of North America,” will hold its traditionally raucous Purim carnival and service on Wednesday, March … Read more ›

Urban Youth Ministry is part of Aurora-based Wayside Cross Ministries.
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Urban Youth Ministry’s “Friendship Dinner” Coming March 31

• Guest Speaker Mark Jobe of New Life Community Church – Chicago Aurora, Ill., Feb. 23, 2012 —Urban Youth Ministry of Wayside Cross Ministries invites … Read more ›