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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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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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.



Torah Study Retreat @ Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 25 @ 5:00 PM

Prayer, study, nature.
For more information, contact the office at 847.251.2675.

Shabbat Worship @ Sukkat Shalom
Oct 24 @ 7:30 PM

Join us for Shabbat worship as we enter sacred time with music, meditation, and prayer.

Family School @ Community Rec Center of Wilmette
Oct 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Caffeine for the Brain @ Community Rec Center of Wilmette
Oct 26 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Speaker: Rabbi Benay Lappe
In this introductory talk, Rabbi Lappe lays out her philosophy of the Talmud and the Rabbinic Revolution that gave rise to it. She will explain where the Talmud came from, why it was written, what its purpose is, and why the study of it has been so important for Judaism and the formation of the Jewish personality. This lecture is both an overview of the ultimate goals of the Jewish enterprise, as well as a crash course in halachic (Jewish legal) jurisprudence.

Introduction to Mishkan T’filah @ Sukkat Shalom
Oct 29 @ 7:30 PM

Finding New Meaning in Prayer
Join us as we navigate our path through Mishkan T’filah.
Led by Rabbi Gordon.