Temple Tifereth Israel of Winthrop is an unaffiliated
Jewish congregation. We provide a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere for our congregants and visitors.
The Congregation is committed to preserving Jewish values and traditions.
The Temple is located just north of Boston and is adjacent to East Boston,
Logan Airport, Revere, and Chelsea. Winthrop has a population of approximately 20,000, is largely
residential and is a peninsula with the Atlantic Ocean to the East and Boston Harbor to the
Public transportation provides convenient low cost access to Boston,
while road access to Boston, points west and south is provided by 3 tunnels below Boston Harbor.
Points north of Boston, including New Hampshire and Maine, are easily reached by highways adjacent
PRESIDENT: Sandra (Goldstein) Pellegrino
VICE PRESIDENTS: Dana Stone, Steven Miller
TREASURER: Dana Stone
WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US
PUT ASIDE ALL THE CARES OF THE WEEK AND JOIN US FOR A SHORT SERVICE ON A
SATURDAY OR SUNDAY MORNING. TEMPLE TIFERETH ISRAEL OF WINTHROP WELCOMES ALL. SAY HELLO TO FRIENDS - BOTH OLD AND NEW.
REMEMBER FROM WHENCE YOU COME AND WHO YOU ARE.
SERVICES START AT 9:30 AM.
SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFASTS ARE RESUMING ON 6 JUNE IMMEDIATELY AFTER MORNING SERVICES.
As always, the price for the
Temple's breakfast is right - THERE IS NO CHARGE! Come to the Temple on Sunday mornings to pray, eat and shmooze.
It's a great way to start the week!
On the NEWSLETTER page, we have listed
the yahrzeits which will occur during the month of June. If you have a yahrzeit
plaque at the Temple, you can check the date of the yahrzeit and the location of
the yahrzeit plaque.
The fast of the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, known as Shivah Asar B’Tammuz, is the start of a three-week mourning
period for the destruction of Jerusalem and the two Holy Temples.
The fast actually commemorates five tragic events that occurred on this date:
The Jerusalem Talmud maintains that this is also the date when the Babylonians breached the walls of Jerusalem on their way
to destroying the first Temple.
- Moses broke the tablets when he saw the Jewish people worshipping the Golden Calf.
- During the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem, the Jews were forced to cease offering the daily sacrifices due to the lack
- Apostomos burned the holy Torah.
- An idol was placed in the Holy Temple.
- The walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans, in 69 CE, after a lengthy siege. (Three weeks later, after the Jews
put up a valiant struggle, the Romans destroyed the second Holy Temple on the 9th of Av.)
The 17th of Av is a ”minor” fast day when healthy Jewish adults - bar- or bat-mitzvah age and older - abstain from eating
or drinking between dawn and nightfall. It is permitted to wake up early before the fast begins and eat, provided that prior
to going to sleep one had in mind to do so.
This year, the 17th of Av falls on Sunday, 27 June 2021.