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
PRESIDENT: Sandra (Goldstein) Pellegrino
VICE PRESIDENTS: Dana Stone, Steven Miller
TREASURER: Dana Stone
Time passes very quickly. As we begin the second decade of the twentieth century, it’s easy to
forget that just seven years ago, our current Temple’s physical configuration existed only in
an architect’s plans – see the picture below.
Today, this Temple redesign is in full operation, downsized from the original complex that was
built some fifty years previous. The Winthrop Apartments on the drawing are now called the
Feldman Seaside Apartments. In 2013, this senior housing facility was only a concept – today
it is a real functioning neighbor.
All this came about through the combined efforts of Temple Tifereth Israel and what’s now called
Chelsea Jewish Lifecare. Back in 2013, our Temple was having a difficult time maintaining its
22,000 square foot complex. At that time, Chelsea Jewish Lifecare offered a creative solution:
Build a senior citizen housing complex on the site and renovate the temple. That solution was
accepted and implemented. Today, our Temple is smaller, modern and efficient, with much lower
Seniors who reside in the Feldman Seaside Apartments and Temple Tifereth Israel’s congregants
have both benefited from the project. Additionally, this project has proven a boon for the
town of Winthrop as it now receives tax revenues from the complex as well as revenue to local
businesses which is spent by the apartment’s residents and the apartment management.