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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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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.

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Calendar

Feb
6
Fri
2015
Shabbat Worship @ Sukkat Shalom
Feb 6 @ 7:30 PM

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

Feb
7
Sat
2015
Torah Study
Feb 7 @ 9:00 AM

Join us for an opportunity to discuss Torah together.
We will meet to read the weekly Torah portion. Make sure to bring your own coffee and snack and gather together for this lively discussion.

Feb
8
Sun
2015
Family School @ Community Rec Center of Wilmette
Feb 8 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Caffeine for the Brain @ Community Rec Center of Wilmette
Feb 8 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Guest Speaker: Mark Rothschild
Topic: ANANIAH AND TAMUT: A JEWISH LOVE STORY

Think of this session as “Reality TV from 437 BCE.” So much of what we “know” about biblical times is based on myth. We’re going to look at some real documents from 2500 years ago that show how a Jewish man and non-Jewish woman got married and bought a two-story mud fixer-upper on the main strip in Khnum, a village named for an Egyptian god. We’ll meet their two kids, their nutty neighbors, and their local gods. In the end, I hope we’ll see just how similar (and different!) they are to us today.

Feb
9
Mon
2015
Sukkat Shalom Mah Jong Maniacs @ Evnaston - Contact office for details
Feb 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

If you know how to play Mah Jong or want to learn, come for a fun evening of friendly play and mah jong tutoring!