Welcome to the Institute for Learning in Retirement

We welcome you to ILR and are very glad you have found us. Our guiding principle is that lifelong learning is an important aspect of our continued growth at any age. We strive to provide learning and social experiences both in and out of the classroom in a diverse educational environment ... [ more ]

Please browse our website to discover the many ways you can keep learning and get involved.

What's New at ILR

ILR Celebrates the Holidays

Come join our holiday celebration! After a brief business meeting, we will enjoy a light buffet of finger sandwiches, muffins, scones and pastries, fresh fruit, assorted mini desserts, coffee and tea.

Members of the Silk 'n Sounds Chorus will perform a selection of songs for us. Silk n' Sounds is a chorus of about 40 New Haven area women who sing in four-part a cappella harmony. Their songs include barbershop style tunes, American standards, Broadway numbers and cool jazzy selections. A few holiday favorites will be included in the mix.

The ILR Board of Governors is hosting this event and there is no charge for ILR members. There is a $24. fee for non-member guests.

If after you respond you are unable to attend, please let us know. ILR is charged for each confirmed reservation.


Registration for Fall 2019 Courses Is Now Open as of September 3

ILR is very excited to announce that the new registration site for the 2019 Fall Semester is open for registration as of  September 3.

The site offers a layout that allows you to see the courses quickly without having to scroll down through search filters, as those filters have been set to the left allowing [ more ]


Trip to Masonic Hall, New York City, the High Line and The Shed October 29

Join us for a Bus Trip to Masonic Hall, New York City, the High Line and The Shed Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  If the roots of Freemasonry go back to King Solomon's Temple, if the famous 18th century English architect Christopher Wren, most of the United States presidents, Buzz Aldrin, Carl Sagan, Mozart, Beethoven, Shakespeare, David Sarnoff, Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill and my uncles Harry, Morris, Jim and David were all members, WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT???!!! [ more ]


ILR Celebrates 30 Years with New Video

ILR recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary at the Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon.  Take a look at our history in the video.  It may surprise you to see how far we've come.  [ more ]


30 Years in Pictures

At our 30th Anniversary this Spring, we also put together some pictures from our last 30 years of classes and trips.  As you go through the slide show, don't be surprised if you see yourself.    We are everywhere! [ more ]


ILR Board Meetings

Board meetings are held several times throughout the year as needed. The next one is scheduled for January 13 at 10:30 AM at the Jewish Community Center in Woodbridge.





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