Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

TILLI Peer-Led Learning

Spring 2017 Session

Register by 3/16/17


Temple Israel's Lifelong Learning Initiative

Aptly named, TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Initiative) is a member directed program bringing the challenge and excitement of learning to active, intellectually curious adults. An integral part of the Temple Israel community, TILLI is the only peer-led lifelong learning program in a synagogue in the country. This initiative continues to develop and grow through the exchange of ideas within the TILLI community.

TILLI in the News

March 9, 2016
How We Engaged Older Adults and Transformed Temple Life
URJ Blog, by Rhoada Wald

TILLI Programming

What's going on?

For six weeks in both the spring and the fall, TILLI offers study sessions on a variety of topics led by members of the community. During the winter, we have monthly films or presentations with discussion sessions. Throughout the year, we have regular lunch sessions to hear and question experts from a wide range of fields. We also go on guided trips throughout the year to different museums and well-known local institutions in the Boston area.

TILLI Participation

What's my role?

Because TILLI is a peer-led learning program, participation is key. We are always looking for new study topic ideas and help with planning the evolving future of our group. We invite you to extend your learning and involvement by planning and leading a study group.

Spring 2017 Lunch & Learn Schedule

April 6: Jeanine Knox, Director of Community Relations, Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Exploring TI’s Neighborhood: The Emerald Necklace

April 13: Amy Schectman, President and CEO, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE)
Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly: A Model for Successful Aging

April 20: Rabbi Jennifer Gubitz, Temple Israel
Walking Our Spiritual Path: Mussar, Poetry and Reflective Writing

April 27: Ellen Rovner, Cultural Anthropologist, Boston University and Brandeis University
Jews and Food: Becoming American

May 4: Shira Telushkin, journalist and MST student at Harvard Divinity School
The Hebrew-Speaking Christians of Israel

May 11: TILLI Wrap Up

Connect with Us

Sue Misselbeck

Executive Coordinator for Cantor Einhorn, Rabbi Friedman, Rabbi Mehlman & TILLI