Temple Israel's Lifelong Learning Institute
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 enjoy cultural events together, and to develop social relationships and a community. For more information, email Tilli@tisrael.org.
Online Fall 2019 registration is open!
"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."
Bob Martin,TILLI Study Group Leader
"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 man 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."
Rhoada Wald,TILLI Core Committee
Fall 2019 Lunch & Learn Schedule
Thursday Afternoons, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
October 17 Martha Lufkin – Art Stolen by the Nazis
October 24 Rabbi Dan Slipakoff
October 31 Joyce Antler – Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement
November 7 George Abrams – Collecting 17th Century Dutch Art
November 14 Steven Kadish – Public Transportation in Bay State
November 21 Final Luncheon
August 15 Boston Athenaeum
September 12 Walking Tour of Jewish Chelsea
December 5 Jackson Homestead
To learn more and RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mah Jongg with TILLI
Join your TILLI friends for Mah Jongg in the Library
- Thursdays from 10:30- 1:30 p.m.: July 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; September 5, 19, 26
Contact Harriet Steinberg for details.
TILLI Summer Book Club: Thursdays, 1:30- 3:00 p.m.
- September 5: Quantum Spy by David Ignatius; Leader: Bob Gandre
RSVP to Sue Misselbeck.
"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."
Mike Sandman,TILLI Study Group Leader
TILLI Leadership Structure
Co-Chairs: Larry Koff, Judy Berkowitz
Curriculum Committee: Judy Herman
Events: Sylvia Green, Susan Fliegel
Winter Session: Paula Folkman
Lunch and Learn: Ruth Klepper, Marlene Yesley
Summer Session: Saralynn Busch, John Freeman
Budget: Ted Greenwood, Larry Koff
Data and Membership: Mark Kaplan, Debby Raboy
Archivist and Caring Community: Abby Greenberg
Nominating: Sylvia Green, Ted Greenwood
Clergy Liaison: Rabbi Suzie Jacobson
TILLI Coordinator: Susan Misselbeck
"After a career in an area in which I had no training or credentials, TILLI has given me a chance to realize what I alway thought would be my destiny: teaching the humanities."
Peggy Morrison,TILLI Study Group Leader
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.
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.
Connect with Us
Executive Coordinator for Cantor Einhorn, Rabbi Jacobson, Rabbi Friedman, Rabbi Mehlman & TILLI
TILLI in the News
March 9, 2016
How We Engaged Older Adults and Transformed Temple Life
URJ Blog, by Rhoada Wald