Who We Are

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


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. Learn More

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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. Learn More

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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Family School at CRC @ Wilmette Community Recreation Center
Oct 22 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Touchpoints Sunday Brunch @ Wilmette CRC
Oct 22 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

For the fall months we will be discussing “Finding the Awe in our Everyday Life.” The first reading will be Omid Safi’s : The Spirituality of the Ordinary is Luminous.” [spacer height="20px"]

To be held at Wilmette CRC

Caffeine for the Brain @ Wilmette CRC
Oct 22 @ 11:00 AM

Speaker:  Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg.  [spacer height="20px"]

Topic:   Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting. [spacer height="20px"]

To be held at CRC

Downtown Lunch & Learn @ The Standard Club
Oct 25 @ 12:00 PM

Topic: How Does Fiction Help and Hinder How We Remember History? [spacer height="20px"]

Danny Cohen, acclaimed author of human rights fiction will be our speaker.  Reservations are required. There will be a $35 charge for this event. RSVP to jjbuckman@sukkatshalom.org.  [spacer height="20px"]

To be held at The Standard Club (320 Plymouth Court, Chicago)

Adult Education: Studying the Teachings of Amy Jill Levine @ Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM

Please join us as we will gather to study more about the fascinating figures of David and Bathsheba in anticipation for Professor Amy-Jill Levine’s lecture on “David and Bathsheba: Sex, Lies, and Politics.”  This will be a joint CSS-FCCW program taught by Rabbi Gordon and Reverend VanSlyke. [spacer height="20px"]

To be held at Sukkat Shalom