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Hanukkah Menorah
From the community

Congregation Plans Hanukkah Celebrations

Hanukkah, the Jewish “Festival of Lights,” begins this year at sundown on Tuesday, December 20th. Like Jews all over the world, the families of Congregation … Read more ›

The Rev. Alejandro Flores (Submitted photo)

Warning signs: Did Joliet Diocese let troubled priest slide?

Reported missing the morning he was to meet with authorities investigating allegations that he molested a boy, the Rev. Alejandro Flores was found sprawled amid … Read more ›

Thanksgiving
From the community

21st Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service to Be Held November 21

The DuPage Interfaith Resource Network will hold its 21st Annual Thanksgiving Service on Monday, November 21st at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Procopius … Read more ›

The Life Tree Ramblers of Congregation Etz Chaim
From the community

Congregational Band Enlivens Sabbath Worship

On Friday evening, October 28th, not one seat in the sanctuary of Congregation Etz Chaim will be filled at Shabbat services. But the rabbis will … Read more ›

Vocolot (from l to r) Liz Stuart, Linda Hirschhorn, Julia Bordenaro, Shana Levy
From the community

A Capella Group Vocolot Makes Chicagoland Debut

On Saturday, November 5th at 7:30 PM, Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County will present a free concert by the women’s a capella ensemble, Vocolot. … Read more ›

From the community

Rejoicing Marks Festival of Simchat Torah

On Wednesday evening, October 19th, at 7:00 pm, the doors of the Ark at Congregation Etz Chaim will be opened and all of the community’s … Read more ›

Miguel Briones of Winfield has been ordained as a deacon at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn.
From the community

Briones Ordained as Deacon at St. Mark's in Glen Ellyn

Miguel Briones of Winfield has been ordained as a deacon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn. Nearly 300 people attended the recent service … Read more ›

The sound of the shofar is a call to conscience.
From the community

Congregation Etz Chaim Welcomes the Year 5772

On Wednesday evening, September 28th, at 8:15 pm, Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County will gather to observe the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah, literally … Read more ›

Guest Speaker Allen Meyer
From the community

"Days of Awe" Begin with Candlelight Service

On Saturday evening, September 24th, Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County will gather to usher in the Days of Awe—the Jewish High Holy Days. Guest … Read more ›

Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz (Photo by Photography by Yakov)
From the community

The Notes of the New Year

By Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz When Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch was a young man, he lived in the same house as his father, Rabbi Schneur Zalman, … Read more ›