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Lifelong Learning

We are a congregation that thrives on intellectual stimulation. We love to learn at every age and every stage of life. We love to learn from Torah, from current events, from people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, from our clergy, and from each other.

A Special Series of Events in Celebration of the Retirement of Senior Rabbi Samuel Gordon

This year we celebrate Senior Rabbi Samuel Gordon with a special series of discussions, lectures, and events. The upcoming discussions are moderated by Rabbi Gordon and will be in-person and/or by Zoom and streaming on social media.


Sunday, October 10

Professor Susannah Heschel, Darmouth College



Topic: The Continuing Inspiration and influence of Abraham Joshua Heschel


Sunday, November 14
Dr. Stephen Ray, President, Chicago Theological Seminary

January 2021 (Date TBD)
Professor Martha Minow, Harvard University

February 2021 (Date TBD)
Rabbi David Sapirstein, former director, URJ Religious Action Center

March 2021 (Date TBD)
David Axelrod, political commentator, former White House advisor

April 2021 (Date TBD)
Reverend Stephanie Perdew, First Congregational Church of Wilmette

Friday, May 6, 2021
Rabbi Daniel Freelander, past president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism


Regularly Scheduled Adult Education Programs:

Weekly Torah Study

Rabbi Gordon or Rabbi Daniels lead this weekly review and discussion of the week’s Torah portion. Held virtually from 9 am to 10 am, every Saturday unless otherwise noted. Please see the Weekly Happenings e-newsletter for details. Questions? Contact Andy at

Wilmette Book Club

Organized by Sukkat Shalom's Touchpoint Group, join us for a monthly gathering to discuss ideas from readings in Jewish literature. See the upcoming calendar by clicking here for all Book Club dates and details. For more information on Touchpoints, visit

Virtual Downtown Lunch & Learn

The Downtown Lunch and Learn offers lively speaker presentations and discussions on Jewish themes and current events. Past speakers have included… Patti Wolter - Evaluating Fake News and Understanding Good Journalism, among many others. Interested? Contact Judy Buckman,, or visit for upcoming topics and dates.

Senior Men's Lunch Group

The Senior Men’s Lunch Group welcomes men of a certain age to gather monthly for lunch, camaraderie, and lively discussions on literary, historical, and social topics. Meetings are on the last Wednesday of each month, Noon to 1:30 pm. Interested? Please email Joel Wineberg at or visit for upcoming topics and dates.

Women's Connections

Explore the quest for spirituality through the eyes of women. Women’s Connections at Sukkat Shalom provide a chance to connect with other women, develop friendships, and discuss and learn about various topics having to do with women and spirituality. Visit for upcoming topics and dates.

Sun, August 14 2022 17 Av 5782