Sukkat Shalom is a unique program that was started a few years ago by a small, core group of Temple Shalom members to hold facilitated discussions about Israel. We have held facilitated discussions during Kehillat Shalom (adult learning as part of the Religious School) events, study sessions after Yom Kippur services, and small group conversations in members’ homes.
Sukkat Shalom came about as an opportunity to provide a safe place for all types of conversations about Israel. With the help of trained moderators, Sukkat Shalom conversations aim to bring an understanding of different viewpoints – the goal is to discuss topics openly without a need to come to a consensus. We recognize support for Israel takes many different forms and understand that many struggle with what supporting Israel means.
To listen with care is an act of love. So is the ability to speak what is on our minds and share what is in our hearts. Let’s create something special together: a shared conversation…. whether we agree on our outlooks and our answers, and especially if we do not.
The Sukkat Shalom team is planning for another year. In the meantime, please review last year’s suggested reading list:
2016 Sukkat Shalom - Reading List