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Lifelong Learning

The central focus of learning at Congregation Sukkat Shalom is the exploration of personal journeys of faith. We believe that spiritual growth and the acquisition of knowledge constitute a quest and not an answer — a journey, not a destination.

Adult Education

Insights into the News from Israel and the Middle East

Thursday, September 27, 7:00-8:30pm at Sukkat Shalom

Insights into the News from Israel and the Middle East

The Nation-State Law, Elections, Gaza, The Western Wall and More

How to Understand the Key Issues Confronting Israel and America

A Class and Discussion led by Reverend VanSlyke and Rabbi Gordon

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Exploring the Teachings of Bruce Feiler

Thursdays, October 4th and 11th, 7:00-8:30pm at the First Congregational Church of Wilmette

Reverend VanSlyke and Rabbi Gordon will lead two class sessions in anticipation of the visit and lecture of Bruce Feiler. Bruce Feiler is the author of Walking the Bible, Abraham, Where God was Born, and many other books and articles. As our guest scholar on Sunday, November 4th, Feiler will speak on KEEPING THE BIBLE ALIVE: "What Two Decades Walking The Bible Taught Me About Life, Land, Love, and Camels."

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Discovering the Sacred in Secular Music

Wednesday, October 17th and Thursday, November 8th, 7:00-8:30pm at Sukkat Shalom

Come ready to sing and play along as we find Jewish meaning in some of our favorite popular music! Join Cantorial Soloist, Kenneth Lyonswright to make music and discuss meaning in a fun and relaxed environment. Attendees are encouraged to bring instruments along.

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Uncovering the Liturgy: An Exploration of Hebrew texts and sources used in Worship

November14th, 28th, and December 5th, 7:00-8:30pm at Sukkat Shalom

Ever wonder where our liturgy comes from, or how we came to say certain prayers at different times of the day? Join together with Rabbi Daniels to explore the Shabbat liturgy. Explore what each text means, where it came from, and why/when it was added to our corpus of liturgy.

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Touchpoints: Theater Day - A Shayna Maidel

Sunday, October 14th, 2:00pm at the Timeline Theater

Join the Touchpoints group for a matinee performance of A Shayna Maidel, a powerful drama about two sisters trying to reconnect after the Holocaust. Register now for group tickets. Cost: $46.

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Visiting Scholar: Bruce Feiler

Keeping the Bible Alive: "What Two Decades Walking the Bible Taught Me About Life, Land, Love, and Camels."

Sunday, November 4th, 7:00pm, at Sukkat Shalom

Join us the evening of Sunday, November 4th, for a lecture jointly sponsored by Congregation Sukkat Shalom, First Congregational Church of Wilmette, and Kenilworth Union Curch entitled "Keeping the Bible Alive: What Two Decades of Walking the Bible Taught Me About Life, Land, Love, and Camels." Bruce Feiler, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author, will deliver the talk about his decades of travel and the cultures he has immersed himself in. 

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Downtown Lunch & Learn

Downtown Lunch & Learn: Eli Saslow

Thursday, September 27th, 12:00pm at the Standard Club (320 Plymouth Court, Chicago)

Guest speaker: Eli Saslow, author of the Book, "Rising out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist." Reservations required. There will be a $50 charge for this event per person, this includes a copy of Eli Saslow's book, to be released on September 18. 

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Recommended Books by Rabbi Gordon

Sat, August 24 2019 23 Av 5779