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Rabbi Steven M. Bob of Congregation Etz Chaim
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Synagogue Celebrates Pioneering Solar Roof

On Sunday, September 18th, at 12:30 PM, Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County will celebrate the installation of 136 solar panels on the roof of … Read more ›

Judge rules state can decline to renew foster care contracts with Catholic Charities in Illinois

A Sangamon County judge ruled Thursday that the state can decline to renew its contracts with Catholic Charities in Illinois to provide publicly funded foster … Read more ›

Wheaton OKs church’s bid to convert factory to worship space

A shuttered factory just west of downtown Wheaton is set to become a house of worship with the Wheaton City Council giving the go-ahead Monday … Read more ›

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Welcome Back St. Francis Students! Tailgate Breakfast…

Welcome Back St. Francis Students! Tailgate Breakfast… St. Francis Students were welcomed by senior classmates Matt Chaon (Wheaton, Steve Flattery (Winfield) and Jeff Rutkowski Wheaton. … Read more ›

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Synagogue to Host Prospective Member Open House

Congregation Etz Chaim, the only Reform synagogue in DuPage County, invites all individuals and families who are interested in learning more about their Jewish community, … Read more ›

Rabbinic Aide Cindy Michelassi Will Lead Special Sabbath Service
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Special Sabbath Service Inspired by Ancient Mystics

On Friday, July 1st at 6:30 p.m., Congregation Etz Chaim will welcome the Sabbath with music, meditation, and prayer in the spirit of the ancient … Read more ›

College Church celebrates 150 years

Officials at College Church in Wheaton may have only been planning this weekend’s celebration since September, but in reality it has been 150 years in … Read more ›

Catholic Charities sues Illinois over foster rules

Lawyers for Catholic Charities in the dioceses of Springfield, Peoria and Joliet are seeking an emergency injunction that would protect religious agencies who turn away … Read more ›

Peoria and Joliet Catholic Charities no longer licensing new foster families after civil unions made law in Illinois

Catholic Charities of Peoria and Joliet have informed the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services that they will no longer license families who applied … Read more ›

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Jews Recall Giving of Torah at Sinai

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