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.

Make Thursdays Your TILLI Day

Spring and Fall Semester Study Groups - Fall 2021 Registration Open Now

Join a 6-week TILLI Study Group. These groups run in the Spring and Fall. Choose from a variety of topics, led by TILLI community members in morning and afternoon sessions.

Click here to view the 2021 Fall Semester Brochure.

Click here to register for the 2021 Fall Semester.

Winter and Summer Sessions

Participate in TILLI offerings in the Winter and Summer. Choose from a full slate of (almost) weekly mini-sessions, speakers, and discussion groups. Join in any time, from classes in gardening and cooking, to film screenings, book clubs, and more.

Click here to view the 2021 Summer Program offerings.

Lunch and Learn

Listen and question experts in their fields. During the Spring and Fall semesters, TILLI hosts speakers on a wide range of topics and current issues that are open to all.

Upcoming Programs


Virtual Tour of the Jewish Museum in NYC

Date

September 30, 2021

Time

11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for an online visit to the Jewish Museum in NYC of the exhibit Afterlives: Recovering the Lost…

Fall Semester TILLI Peer-Led Study Groups

Date

October 14, 2021

Time

11:00am - 3:30pm

Join Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) for a 6-week peer-led Study Group. These groups cover a variety of…

Lunch and Learn with Alan Verskin

Date

October 14, 2021

Time

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Join TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Institute) for the first of our Fall 2021 Semester Lunch and Learn…

Fall Semester TILLI Peer-Led Study Groups

Date

October 21, 2021

Time

11:00am - 3:30pm

Join Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) for a 6-week peer-led Study Group. These groups cover a variety of…

Lunch and Learn with Karen Frostig

Date

October 21, 2021

Time

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Join TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Institute) for our Fall 2021 Semester Lunch and Learn Series. Listen and…

Fall Semester TILLI Peer-Led Study Groups

Date

October 28, 2021

Time

11:00am - 3:30pm

Join Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) for a 6-week peer-led Study Group. These groups cover a variety of…

Lunch and Learn with Steve Jermanok and Lisa Leavitt

Date

October 28, 2021

Time

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Join TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Institute) for our Fall 2021 Semester Lunch and Learn Series. Listen and…

Fall Semester TILLI Peer-Led Study Groups

Date

November 04, 2021

Time

11:00am - 3:30pm

Join Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) for a 6-week peer-led Study Group. These groups cover a variety of…

Lunch and Learn with Jen Grella

Date

November 04, 2021

Time

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Join TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Institute) for our Fall 2021 Semester Lunch and Learn Series. Listen and…

Fall Semester TILLI Peer-Led Study Groups

Date

November 18, 2021

Time

11:00am - 3:30pm

Join Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Institute (TILLI) for a 6-week peer-led Study Group. These groups cover a variety of…

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. Click here to apply to lead a study group.

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 2021-2022 Core Leadership Team:


TILLI Co-Chairs:

Judy Berkowitz and Larry Koff


Archivist and Caring Community:

Abby Greenberg, Chair


Budget, Data, Technical Assistance, and Elections:

Ted Greenwood, Chair
Larry Koff and Debbie Raboy


Curriculum:

Judy Herman, Chair
Judy Berkowitz, Saralyn Busch, Naomi Gordon, Barbara Koff, Helen Kolsky, Peggy Morrison, Judy Murad, Natalie Schatz, and Marlene Yesley


Events and Entertainment:

Susan Fliegel, Debi Gandre, and Joan Loren, Co-chairs
Joan Florsheim, John Freeman, Sylvia Green, Ruth Klepper, and Andrea Rosenthal


Lunch and Learn:

Bob McCorkle, Chair


Membership:

Priscilla Golding and Mark Kaplan, Co-chairs


Movies and Books:

John Freeman and Sandy Wixted, Co-chairs


Summer Speakers and Mini-Sessions:

Saralynn Busch, Chair


Winter Speakers:

Paula Folkman, Chair


Winter Mini-Sessions:

Lenny Krulewich, Chair