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
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
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,
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).