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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.
From the community

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 ›

Bishop R. Daniel Conlon in May 2011. (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune)

Bishop blasts Obama plan on birth control

Acknowledging the divide in the pews regarding birth control, Bishop Daniel Conlon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet has joined the chorus of Catholic … Read more ›

Authors of "This Burning Land" will speak at Congregation Etz Chaim
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Journalists Will Probe Changes in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Greg Myre and Jennifer Griffin, husband-and-wife journalists and authors of the book "This Burning Land," will speak at the annual JUF brunch hosted by Congregation … Read more ›

Entrance to Four Corners Community Church
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Celebrate Christmas at Four Corners Community Church

The community in and around the Four Corners area is cordially invited to celebrate Christmas at Four Corners Community Church ( On December 24th at … Read more ›

(Nancy Stone/ Chicago Tribune)

Holiday call out: Post your religious services

Calling all religious institutions, make sure to post your holiday service information and events to Posted information will then be published and available to … Read more ›

Hanukkah Menorah
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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 ›

Catholic dioceses dropping lawsuit over foster care

Putting an end to legal efforts to keep Catholic Charities in the foster care business, the Roman Catholic dioceses of Joliet, Springfield and Belleville have … Read more ›