- Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County serves more than 550 families in the western suburbs of Chicago. The synagogue is conveniently located near I-88 and I-355 between Roosevelt and Butterfield Roads, at 1710 South Highland Avenue in Lombard, Illinois. The congregation was founded in 1960 as Tree Towns Congregation in Elmhurst by eight local families. In 1970 the congregation was renamed Etz Chaim and in 1972 hired its first full-time rabbi. In 1973 the congregation moved to its present location in Lombard. Rabbi Steven Bob came to Etz Chaim in 1981 as the congregation’s fourth full-time rabbi, and Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky came to our congregational family in July 2005 as assistant rabbi. Anne Stein joined the staff of Etz Chaim as our educator in 1991. The congregation prides itself on being a growing, thriving center of Reform Judaism where both young and old are welcomed and cherished. Etz Chaim depends on the members to shape its character through involvement in programming and committees. Membership dues are modest. There are separate dues levels for students, single adults, snowbirds and families. Dues relief is available to those in need. Congregation President, Bob Steron, is happy to announce that once again there will be no need for tickets for our High Holiday services. All are welcome. Congregation Etzc Chaim maintains an office at Mt. Rise Church with a part-time administrator. The congregation office can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone (585) 223-5344. IF you would like to learn more about Congregation Etz Chaim, we would be happy to add you to our email list to receive newsletters and updates from the congregation.