Who We Are

Sukkat Shalom is a unique and innovative congregation serving a diverse group of individuals and families within an intimate spiritual home.

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Calendar/Events

During the year there are various opportunities for discussion, support, and learning. Rather than a specific “outreach” program, all of the programming of Sukkat Shalom is designed to nurture the quest for meaningful spiritual growth within the context of Jewish tradition.

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We are proud to have created a synagogue which is special in so many ways, from family education to spiritually engaging worship.

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Sukkat Shalom is a transformational congregation celebrating diversity. Welcoming the intermarried, the unaffiliated, and those searching for a meaningful Jewish life.

Sukkat Shalom means a “sukkah of peace.” A sukkah is open with no roof or permanent walls. Sukkat Shalom, the Open Congregation, uses the image of a sukkah to remind us that our spiritual life is open to others and to God – flexible and dynamic.

We offer a full program of innovative family education, meaningful and creative worship, adult discussion and study, interfaith couple support groups, and holiday observances.

Sukkat Shalom is a progressive synagogue in which to explore Jewish thought and search for personal meaning. 

 

Click here to view Rabbi Daniels’ sermon from Erev Rosh Hashanah Embracing Dissent: Moving Beyond Our Filter Bubbles 
Click here to view Rabbi Gordon’s sermon from Rosh Hashanah Who By Fire, Who By Water 
Click here to view Rabbi Gordon’s Kol Nidre sermon Zachor: History and Memory 
Click here to view Rabbi Gordon’s sermon from Yom Kippur Naming Evil  

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Calendar

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Mah Jong 7:00 PM
Mah Jong
Nov 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
To be held at various venues in the community.
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Hebrew School 4:00 PM
Hebrew School @ Sukkat Shalom
Nov 2 @ 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
 
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Shabbat Worship 7:30 PM
Shabbat Worship @ Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Nov 3 @ 7:30 PM
Join us for a Shabbat worship as we enter sacred time with music, meditation and prayer.              To be held at Sukkat Shalom
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Torah Study 9:00 AM
Torah Study @ Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Nov 4 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for an opportunity to discuss Torah together. We will meet to read the weekly Torah portion (Parashat Vayeira, Genesis 18:1 – 22:24).  To be held at Sukkat Shalom
Shabbat Afternoon Worship 4:30 PM
Shabbat Afternoon Worship @ Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Nov 4 @ 4:30 PM
Join us for congregational worship as we celebrate a Bar Mitzvah.  To be held at Sukkat Shalom
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Family School at CRC 10:00 AM
Family School at CRC @ Wilmette Community Recreation Center
Nov 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Caffeine for the Brain 11:00 AM
Caffeine for the Brain
Nov 5 @ 11:00 AM
Leaders: Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW of Jewish Child & Family Services and Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman of Orot. How do we find moments of peace in our 24/7 world, and facilitate those moments of calm and connection in our families? Learn about some key “tools” for parents,...
High School – Chat ‘n Chew 12:30 PM
High School – Chat ‘n Chew @ Ridgeview Grill
Nov 5 @ 12:30 PM
 
SUSHY Sky High Event 1:00 PM
SUSHY Sky High Event @ Sky High Sports
Nov 5 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join our 5th – 8th grade youth group at Sky High Sports for a fun afternoon of jumping with friends. The cost for jumping is $22, please bring extra money for lunch and games.  RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/EGVCjXVE5uCpIdJi2 To be held at Sky High Sports, 6424 Howard...
Touchpoints 4:00 PM
Touchpoints @ Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Nov 5 @ 4:00 PM
2016 Election – One Year Later – led by Rabbi Gordon. “A Year of Disruptive Change.” Rabbi Gordon will lead a discussion, focusing on reconciliation and home, on the journey of our nation, state and community one year following the 2016 election. To be held...
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Hebrew School 4:00 PM
Hebrew School @ Sukkat Shalom
Nov 9 @ 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
 
Adult Education 7:00 PM
Adult Education
Nov 9 @ 7:00 PM
Jazz and Rock n’ Roll: Power and Appropriation To be held at Sukkat Shalom
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A Shabbat to Honor All Those Who have Served 7:30 PM
A Shabbat to Honor All Those Who have Served
Nov 10 @ 7:30 PM
Join us as we enter sacred time with music, meditation and prayer, for a special Shabbat affirming American values in honor of Veterans Day.
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Torah Study 9:00 AM
Torah Study
Nov 11 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for an opportunity to discuss Torah together. We will meet to read the weekly Torah portion (Parashat Chayei Sarah, Genesis 23:1 − 25:18).  To be held at Sukkat Shalom
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Amy-Jill Levine- “David & Bathsheba: Sex, Lies, Politics 7:00 PM
Amy-Jill Levine- “David & Bathsheba: Sex, Lies, Politics @ Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Nov 12 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Amy-Jill Levine- "David & Bathsheba: Sex, Lies, Politics @ Congregation Sukkat Shalom | Wilmette | Illinois | United States
RSVP to https://goo.gl/EuMjwc To be held at Sukkat Shalom
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Board Meeting 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
Nov 14 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Women’s Spirituality Group Kick-off 7:30 PM
Women’s Spirituality Group Kick-off @ Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Nov 14 @ 7:30 PM
Join us to kick-off a special Women’s Spirituality program series with libations, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation. We will share more about the 4-part program featuring Abigail Pogrebin’s book, My Jewish Year:  18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew. Abigail, a television producer and author, will speak at Caffeine for the...
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Hebrew School 4:00 PM
Hebrew School @ Sukkat Shalom
Nov 16 @ 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
 
Adult Education 7:00 PM
Adult Education
Nov 16 @ 7:00 PM
Jazz and Rock n’ Roll: Power and Appropriation To be held at Sukkat Shalom
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6th Grade Family Dinner 6:45 PM
6th Grade Family Dinner @ Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Nov 17 @ 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Following Simply Shabbat services, we invite our sixth grade families to gather together for learning and a delicious dinner. RSVP to htps://goo.gl/tTpXL8. To be held at Sukkat Shalom​
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Torah Study 9:00 AM
Torah Study
Nov 18 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for an opportunity to discuss Torah together. We will meet to read the weekly Torah portion (Parashat Tol’dot, Genesis 25:19 − 28:9).  To be held at Sukkat Shalom
Shabbat Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Shabbat Morning Worship
Nov 18 @ 10:30 AM
Join us for congregational worship as we celebrate a Bar Mitzvah. To be held at Sukkat Shalom
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Family School at CRC 10:00 AM
Family School at CRC @ Wilmette Community Recreation Center
Nov 19 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Touchpoints 10:00 AM
Touchpoints @ Wilmette CRC
Nov 19 @ 10:00 AM
Please join us for the second installment of Sicha. We are continuing our exploration of finding awe in our everyday life. Please visit Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s writings and TED talks. Be prepared to share some of your reflections on “mixing the mundane with the monumental”...
Caffeine for the Brain 10:30 AM
Caffeine for the Brain
Nov 19 @ 10:30 AM
Speaker: Dr. Danny M. Cohen – is a learning scientist, a fiction writer, and the founder of Unsilence. Unsilence breaks taboos and lifts voices to illuminate stories of human rights and ignite action against injustice. We create empowering learning experiences for youth and the public,...
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Women’s Spirituality Group Discussion 12:00 PM
Women’s Spirituality Group Discussion
Nov 20 @ 12:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 3rd, following Caffeine for ​the Brain Join us for Women’s Spirituality programming as we gather to listen to Abigail Pogrebin, author of My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew. Pogrebin will be the featured speaker at Caffeine for the Brain on Sunday December 3, 2017, 10:45...
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Wilmette Lunch & Learn 12:00 PM
Wilmette Lunch & Learn @ Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Nov 30 @ 12:00 PM
Participants are encouraged to read Parts III & IV in Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge. Our discussion will focus on these stories:    “Waukegan Story” – pg. 130  “February 26, 1995” – pg. 140  “Waldheim” – pg. 153    We will then SKYPE with author,...
Hebrew School 4:00 PM
Hebrew School @ Sukkat Shalom
Nov 30 @ 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
 
Adult Education 7:00 PM
Adult Education
Nov 30 @ 7:00 PM
Jazz and Rock n’ Roll: Power and Appropriation To be held at Sukkat Shalom