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

Thomas Burke to Talk About

and Discuss the Holocaust

     On Tuesday evening, 25 June 2019 ast 6:30 pm, Thomas Burke will present a talk about and discussion of the Holocaust - the most heinous organized crime of the 20th century, if not all of human history.

     Thomas Burke possesses a deep interest in the Holocaust and has developed courses about the Holocaust for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth College and at UMass-Boston. He is assisting a Holocaust survivor in writing her life story.

     A significant portion of the evening will be devoted to the personal experiences of Holocaust survivors, their families and neighbors from the the city of Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania).

     Thomas Burke grew up here in Winthrop and attended BC High and Boston College. He is a writer, author, writing tutor and history enthusiast. His first book, Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Hockey Stories Ever Told, was co-authored with Reid Oslin and is a history of Boston College Hockey.

     Everyone is invited to Temple Tifereth Israel to hear about and discuss the tragedy of the Holocaust. The evening's goal is to contribute to our knowledge of the Holocaust and to help ensure that such an event never again recurs. This talk and discussion is highly relevant with today's alarming growth in anti-Semistism here in the United States and in other nations around the world.

Thomas Burke
Thomas Burke

Rabbinical Intern Mimi Micner

Completes Stay at Temple

     On Sunday morning, 9 June 2019, our Rabbinical Intern, Mimi Micner, will make her final official appearance at Temple Tifereth Israel when she leads our Shavuot service. Mimi’s stay at Temple Tifereth Israel has been extremely enjoyable and rewarding. Her Friday evening Family services proved extremely popular and attracted a large following of young and old who joined with her in the welcoming of the Sabbath each month.

     Mimi will be sorely missed as she moves on to complete her rabbinical training at the Rabbinical School of the Hebrew College in Newton Centre – she will be receiving her rabbinical ordination at the end of the coming year. She leaves our Temple with the heartfelt good wishes of all who have come into contact with her throughout the past year. In appreciation of her contribution to the Temple, Mimi was presented with a small token of appreciation as shown in the picture below.

Mimi Micner

1 June 2019

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