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.



Family School at the Temple @ Sukkat Shalom
Apr 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Yom Yisrael – Israel Day
Spend the morning exploring Israeli culture — music, dance, food and art. Our Israel education day will highlight the heart, soul and vibrancy of Israeli society and influence our hearts as we engage together.

Grandparent Program @ Sukkat Shalom
Apr 27 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Gratitude Inspiration Family Tzedakah Service (GIFTS)
GIFTS is a program sponsored and funded by the Jewish Federation of Chicago, Grandparents for Social Action and Interfaith Family-Chicago.
Sharon Morton, the founder of Grandparents for Social Action will lead the first class, Alissa Zuchman will lead the second class and Rabbi Ari Moffic of Interfaith Family will lead the third.

Jewish Mindfulness @ Sukkat Shalom
Apr 29 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Touchpoints Task Force will host an Introduction to Jewish Mindfulness where Rabbi Jordon Bendat-Appell of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning will lead us in exploring the fundamental elements of Jewish mindfulness with an emphasis on practices that can be integrated into daily life. RSVP to sukkatshalom@sukkatshalom.org

Wilmette Lunch & Learn @ Sukkat Shalom
Apr 30 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Book: Quiet American by Erika Dreifus
Stories: “For Services Rendered,” “Matrilineal Descent,” “The Quiet American, Or How to Be a Good Guest,” and “Mispocha”
Book Discussion Leader: Rachel Kamin
There will be a $10 charge. Please bring your own lunch.
RSVP to sukkatshalom@sukkatshalom.org

Family Shabbat Worship & Dinner @ Sukkat Shalom
May 1 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Join us for a festive musical service with Alan Goodis followed by Shabbat Dinner (Judy’s Déjà vu Specials).
RSVP to sukkatshalom@sukkatshalom.org.