TILLI Peer-Led Learning

Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) provides opportunities for Temple Israel members and others to engage in peer-led, intellectually stimulating study groups covering a broad range of topics, to develop social relationships and a community, and to enjoy cultural events together.

The TILLI Summer Program continues and the Fall 2024 program begins October 31!

See the Summer/Fall 2024 Brochure

Fall 2024 Registration is here!

Information and registration for summer events below.

 

Upcoming Summer Events


MOMIX at Jacob’s Pillow

Date

July 26, 2024

Time

9:30 AM - 10:30 PM EDT

Join TILLI, Riverway, and the Temple Israel Community for a trip to Jacob's Pillow to see MOMIX. Famous across the globe for exceptional inventivenes...

Voting Action 2024

Date

August 8, 2024

Time

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Together, we will address postcards to states where voter suppression remains a challenge, aiming to counteract barriers like ever-changing polling p...

Voting Action 2024

Date

September 12, 2024

Time

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Together, we will address postcards to states where voter suppression remains a challenge, aiming to counteract barriers like ever-changing polling p...

Living Room with Chaim Gross’s Art Collection

Date

September 19, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Join us on September 19th at 11:00 a.m. for an online visit to the Chaim Gross Foundation in New York City, first established in 1974 with donations ...

TILLI Fall 2024 Morning Classes

Date

October 31, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Join us for Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) morning study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study gro...

TILLI Fall 2024 Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Emily Franklin

Date

October 31, 2024

Time

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT

Join TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Institute) for our Fall 2024 Semester Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. Listen and ask questions to experts...

TILLI Fall 2024 Afternoon Classes

Date

October 31, 2024

Time

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Join us for Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) afternoon study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study ...

TILLI Fall 2024 Morning Classes

Date

November 7, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Join us for Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) morning study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study gro...

TILLI Fall 2024 Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Roger Gottlieb

Date

November 7, 2024

Time

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT

Join TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Institute) for our Fall 2024 Semester Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. Listen and ask questions to experts...

TILLI Fall 2024 Afternoon Classes

Date

November 7, 2024

Time

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Join us for Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) afternoon study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study ...

TILLI Fall 2024 Morning Classes

Date

November 14, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Join us for Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) morning study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study gro...

TILLI Fall 2024 Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Ken Liss

Date

November 14, 2024

Time

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT

Join TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Institute) for our Fall 2024 Semester Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. Listen and ask questions to experts...

TILLI Fall 2024 Afternoon Classes

Date

November 14, 2024

Time

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Join us for Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) afternoon study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study ...

TILLI Fall 2024 Morning Classes

Date

November 21, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Join us for Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) morning study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study gro...

TILLI Fall 2024 Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Eric Peterson

Date

November 21, 2024

Time

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT

Join TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Institute) for our Fall 2024 Semester Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. Listen and ask questions to experts...

TILLI Fall 2024 Afternoon Classes

Date

November 21, 2024

Time

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Join us for Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) afternoon study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study ...

TILLI Fall 2024 Morning Classes

Date

December 5, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Join us for Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) morning study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study gro...

TILLI Fall 2024 Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Margie Yamamoto

Date

December 5, 2024

Time

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT

Join TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Institute) for our Fall 2024 Semester Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. Listen and ask questions to experts...

TILLI Fall 2024 Afternoon Classes

Date

December 5, 2024

Time

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Join us for Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) afternoon study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study ...

TILLI Fall 2024 Morning Classes

Date

December 12, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Join us for Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) morning study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study gro...

Spring and Fall Study Groups

Register for Fall 2024 here!

  • Meets on Thursdays for six weeks
  • Morning study groups: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon study groups: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • All sessions are onsite, with some options to participate online
  • See the Fall 2024 brochure with full details of Morning and Afternoon Study Groups

We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study groups on a wide variety of topics, from science, theater, history, politics, literature, to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict are covered.

These study groups offer an opportunity to get to know and learn from some of the very talented members of our congregation.

You can take a morning class, an afternoon class, or both!

Lunch and Learn

  • Meets Thursdays, 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. during the Spring and Fall semesters
  • Onsite and Online

During the Spring and Fall programs, we gather to enjoy lunch together, and listen to an interesting speaker at “Lunch and Learn,” the highlight of our TILLI Thursdays, providing opportunities for friendship and community.

Summer and Winter at TILLI

Join us for a mixture of outside events (in the summer), virtual museum visits, and mini-themed Thursday sessions. Recent Thursday themes include Artificial Intelligence and the First Amendment.

Make Thursdays your TILLI Day!

Please join us at any level of participation:

  • Study Group Leader (coaching available)
  • Committee member
  • Lunch and Learn speaker
  • and always as a valued participant!

Get Involved

Because TILLI is a peer-led learning program, participation is key. We are always looking for new study topics to explore. We invite you to extend your learning and involvement by planning and leading a study group. Contact tilli@tisrael.org to learn more about how to get involved. 

Testimonials

Rhoada Wald, TILLI Core Committee

"What does it mean to have a voice in an institution? What does it mean to be engaged in intellectual life semester after semester? What does it mean to feel that you are part of a community? This is TILLI.  We have changed the stereotypical image of aging and have a renewed sense of who we are and what can be accomplished at any age in the context of life-long learning. TILLI provides a canvas to satisfy our thirst for knowledge, meaning making and connections. And that is what TILLI of Temple Israel has accomplished. Now that’s something to celebrate."

Peggy Morrison, TILLI Study Group Leader

"After a career in an area in which I had no training or credentials, TILLI has given me a chance to realize what I always thought would be my destiny: teaching the humanities."

Bob Martin, TILLI Study Group Leader

"TILLI study group leaders are my peers. They are careful to qualify their topics by providing credible documentation and authentic research. Intelligent people of our generation grew up knowing that a legitimate fact is supported by unassailable proof and concrete evidence to be true."

Mike Sandman, TILLI Study Group Leader

"TILLI doesn’t offer the same courses over and over, so a lot of instructors have spent a lot of time developing new courses. We do because the students teach us as much as we teach them. It’s life-long learning for everyone involved."

TILLI 2023-2024 Core Leadership Team:


TILLI Co-Chairs:

Priscilla Golding and Barbara Smith Koff


Archivist and Caring Community:

Abby Greenberg


Budget, Data, Technical Assistance, and Elections:

Ted Greenwood


Curriculum:

Natalie Schatz (chair), Judy Herman, Judith Berkowitz, Serena Fujita, Barbara Koff, Helen Kolsky, Peggy Morrison, and Judy Murad.


Events and Entertainment:

Susan Fliegel, Debi Gandre


Lunch and Learn:

Bob McCorkle


Membership:

Mark Kaplan and Beth Sands


Winter and Summer Program Committee:

John Freeman, Carol Agate, John Freeman, Lenore Miller, Shea Rosenthal, and Deb Seidel


Public Relations and Photography:

Debra Mandel


Special Events:

Serena Fujita


Winter Cooking Mini Sessions:

Lenny Krulewich


Adult Education Liaison

Saralynn Busch