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 Made Holocaust Presentation

     On Tuesday evening, 25 June 2019, Thomas Burke presented an open discussion of the Holocaust at Temple Tifereth Israel. The Holocaust was the most heinous organized crime of the 20th century, if not all of human history.

     The hour long presentation and discussion was very well attended and proved to be both informative and interesting. A significant portion of the evening's presentation was devoted to the personal experiences of Holocaust survivors, their families and neighbors from the city of Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania).

     The presenter, 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.

     With the alarming growth in anti-Semistism here in the United States and throughout a large portion the world, the evening's presentation was highly relevant. Hopefully, the evening contributed to the audience's knowledge of the Holocaust and toward the goal of ensuring that such an event never ever recurs.

Thomas Burke
Thomas Burke

Visit Israel in a Unique Way

     Since 1983, over 3,000 retirees from Canada and the United States have skipped the annual ritual of heading to Florida for the winter, choosing instead to spend the season in Israel with the Canadian & American Active Retirees in Israel (CAARI) program.

    The CAARI program, designed for the active 50+ age group, offers an in-depth view of Israel connecting you with Eretz Yisrael and its people. Traveling through the country, meeting Israelis and working side by side them is what CAARI is all about.

     The program consists of volunteer service, touring, a speakers program, and much more. Participate in the entire program (6 weeks), or selected portions of the program (2 to 6 week segments as you choose).

     For information about the CAARI program from a Temple member who has visited Israel many times on the program, speak with Burton Figler who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


1 July 2019

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