About The Temple

     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 West.
     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 to Winthrop.

Officers & Clergy

PRESIDENT: Sandra (Goldstein) Pellegrino
VICE PRESIDENTS: Dana Stone, Steven Miller

Tour of Chelsea's Walnut Street Shul

      The Temple Brotherhood has arranged for a tour of the Walnut Street Shul in Chelsea. This Shul is one of the longest-operating synagogues in Massachusetts and has been declared a National Historic Site.

      The congration dates back to 1887. It was then called Congregation Ohabei Shalom. By 1901 the congregation had enough funds to purchase property at the corner of Walnut and Fourth streets in Chelsea, which became the site of the Walnut Street Shul. In the early 1900s Congregation Ohabei Shalom merged with another group under the name Congregation Agudas Sholom. This became the largest congregation in Chelsea. A new Shul building on the Walnut Street site was almost completed when it was destroyed by the Great Chelsea Fire of 1908.

      The Shul was rebuilt in 1909 and the resulting magnificent structure was sometimes called the “Queen of Synagogues”. It is believed to have been the largest synagogue in New England in the early 1900s.

      The tour of the Walnut Street Shul will be led by, Ed Medros, the shul president.

      We will meet at Temple Tifereth Israel at 2:00 pm on Sunday, 8 December for the short drive to Chelsea. This event has been organized by our Rabbinical Intern, David Joslin and is sponsored by the Temple Brotherhood. It is open to everyone associated with Temple Tifereth Israel. Anyone needing a ride or having questions should contact the Temple before 4 December 617-846-1390).

Walnut Street Shul

1 December 2019

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