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 
Click here to listen to Cantorial Soloist Kenny Lyons perform new, original sacred music developed exclusively for Sukkat Shalom!
 

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Calendar

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Jazz Shabbat 7:30 AM
Jazz Shabbat
Dec 1 @ 7:30 AM
 
Downtown Young Professional Shabbat 6:00 PM
Downtown Young Professional Shabbat @ Cards Against Humanity Theater
Dec 1 @ 6:00 PM
Friday Night: A low-key Shabbat experience for Young Professionals Calling all young professionals! Join us for craft cocktails by Femme du Coupe and gourmet latke bar, musical Shabbat & Chanukah celebration. Purchase your tickets here. To be held at Cards Against Humanity Theater, 1917 N Elston Ave, Chicago
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Torah Study 9:00 AM
Torah Study
Dec 2 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for an opportunity to discuss Torah together. We will meet to read the weekly Torah portion (Parashat Vayishlach, Genesis 32:4−36:43).  To be held at Sukkat Shalom
Shabbat Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Shabbat Morning Worship
Dec 2 @ 10:30 AM
Join us for congregational worship as we celebrate a Bat 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
Dec 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Touchpoints Sicha 10:00 AM
Touchpoints Sicha @ Wilmette CRC
Dec 3 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Barbara Mahany will share some of her writings and reflections in keeping with our theme of finding the Awe in Everyday Life. This event is open to anyone, even if you have not yet attended a prior session. Click here to RSVP.
Caffeine for the Brain 10:45 AM
Caffeine for the Brain @ Wilmette CRC
Dec 3 @ 10:45 AM
 
High School – Chat ‘n Chew 12:30 PM
High School – Chat ‘n Chew @ Ridgeview Grill
Dec 3 @ 12:30 PM
 
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Mah Jong 7:00 PM
Mah Jong
Dec 6 @ 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
Dec 7 @ 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
 
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Family Retreat Weekend
Family Retreat Weekend
Dec 8 – Dec 10 all-day
 
Shabbat Worship 7:30 PM
Shabbat Worship
Dec 8 @ 7:30 PM
Join us for 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
Dec 9 @ 9:00 AM
  Join us for an opportunity to discuss Torah together. We will meet to read the weekly Torah portion (Parashat Vayeishev, Genesis 37:1 – 40:23).  To be held at Sukkat Shalom
Shabbat Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Shabbat Morning Worship
Dec 9 @ 10:30 AM
Join us for congregational worship as we celebrate a Bat Mitzvah. To be held at Sukkat Shalom
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Touchpoints 4:00 PM
Touchpoints
Dec 10 @ 4:00 PM
Join us for a viewing of the movie Norman. A light deli supper will follow. The cost for this event is $15. Click here to RSVP.  To be held at Sukkat Shalom
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Hebrew School 4:00 PM
Hebrew School @ Sukkat Shalom
Dec 14 @ 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
 
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Chanukah Shabbat 5:00 PM
Chanukah Shabbat
Dec 15 @ 5:00 PM
At 5:00 pm: Come celebrate Chanukah with us! Make your own dreidel, taste delicious Chanukah treats latkes and doughnuts, and sing-a-long to Chanukah songs. Great for tots and children, 1-8! At 6:00 pm: Experience Simply Shabbat with a Chanukah twist, new student and Kindergarten Consecration, followed by a festive dinner, menorah lighting, dreidel games, latkes, and doughnuts....
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Torah Study 9:00 AM
Torah Study
Dec 16 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for an opportunity to discuss Torah together. We will meet to read the weekly Torah portion (Parashat Mikeit, Genesis 41:1−44:17). 
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Shabbat Worship 6:00 PM
Shabbat Worship
Dec 22 @ 6:00 PM
Join us for 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
Dec 23 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for an opportunity to discuss Torah together. We will meet to read the weekly Torah portion (Parashat Vayigash, Genesis 44:18−47:27).  To be held at Sukkat Shalom
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