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Our congregation is actively involved in a variety of causes in the Chicagoland area.

Opportunities to Get Involved

Refugee Volunteering and Support

Sukkat Shalom has partnered with HIAS-JCFS to sponsor a family from the Central African Republic. We welcome anyone interested in volunteering, no matter how small the time commitment. 

Connections for the Homeless

Volunteers use the Sukkat Shalom kitchen to prepare and deliver nutritious meals for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Family Promise

In partnership with the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette, volunteers help cook dinner and enjoy a meal with in-need families in our community.

Collection Drive for Migrants

We are collecting items for newly arrived migrant families in Chicago shelters.

 

 

Refugee Volunteering and Support

Since May, Sukkat Shalom has partnered with HIAS-JCFS to sponsor a family from Central African Republic. The family spent the last nine years in a refugee camp in Chad, where their two boys, ages three and six, were born, and are now living in an apartment in Skokie. Getting them settled has involved a lot of work, but all the volunteers find it one of the most rewarding things we've ever done. But we could use some help. We welcome anyone interested in volunteering, no matter how small the time commitment. Click HERE to sign up.

Connections for the Homeless

As part of our ongoing partnership with Connections for the Homeless, volunteers are needed to provide meals two Sundays a month for unhoused families and individuals at the Margarita Inn. Volunteers are needed to shop for, prepare and package, and deliver 30 meals. The kitchen at Sukkat Shalom will be available for congregants to gather and collaborate to provide home-cooked meals for our neighbors. You can sign up for one or all of the tasks with friends, or you can sign up on your own to meet other congregants. A menu, grocery list, and further information will be provided. Click HERE to reserve a date.

Family Promise

Sukkat Shalom has participated in a service program called Family Promise for over a decade, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette. Family Promise is a national organization that serves low-income, unhoused families. We are looking for individuals/groups to cook dinner and enjoy a meal with visiting families. Cooking takes place at the volunteer's home, and then the volunteers bring and serve the meal to families at the First Presbyterian Church. This is a special opportunity for Sukkat Shalom individuals and families (children welcome and encouraged to participate!) to engage on a personal level with in-need families. Often, volunteers' children stay for after-dinner playtime with visiting families. Click HERE for more information. 

Collection Drive for Migrants

With the thousands of migrants who are being bussed to Chicago and surrounding suburbs, the Village of Wilmette is coordinating efforts with the City of Chicago. The Village is accepting donations on Wednesdays at the Wilmette Metra station. Please do not bring donation items to Sukkat Shalom directly.

For a current list of items being accepted for donation, or for more information, please click here to be taken to the Village of Wilmette Migrant Response page.

 

To learn more about Sukkat Shalom's Social Justice work, or add your name to the volunteer list, please email: sukkatshalom@sukkatshalom.org.

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