Messages from the Temple's President

     On behalf of the Officers and Members of Temple Tifereth Israel in beautiful Winthrop-by-the-Sea, I want to welcome any one who is seeking a friendly, comfortable, and non-judgmental congregation to join with us for any of the relaxed, and unintimidating services (see listing) as well as for any other religious, spiritual, or social event.
     For anyone interested, we would be more than happy to provide a tour of the Temple as well as explain all aspects of our Temple life. Please conteact the Temple at 617-846-1390 or by e-mail at to arrange for a visit.

     To members and friends of our Temple, if you have not already heard, I am stepping down as president of the Temple after more than a decade in the office. The Board of Directors has started the process of looking for candidates for the Temple's offices and will shortly determine a date for election of new officers. The Board will keep everyone informed of their progress in this matter and in addressing other issues that have come to their attention. The immediate need is that of identifying Temple members willing to volunteer their services. Anyone willing to do so, should contact the Temple, indicating what time they have available and, if possible, what areas of Temple operation in which they might be interested in helping.

Mrs. Sandra (Goldstein) Pellegrino
President, Temple Tifereth Israel

2018 Winthrop Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Held at Temple Tifereth Israel

     On 18 November 2018, the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, the annual Winthrop Interfaith Thanksgiving Service was held at Temple Tifereth Israel. In addition to participating in the short service, those attending contributed food and cash donations for the Winthrop Food Pantry.

     Leading the short service were representatives of the various religious institutions in Winthrop including: Rev. Charles Bourke, St. John the Evangelist Church, Roman Catholic; Craig Mael, Cantor, Temple Tifereth Israel, Jewish; Sr. Jane Iannaccone, SP, Pastoral Associate, St John the Evangelist Church, Roman Catholic; Ron Vechchia, Guest Speaker, Winthrop Town Council President; Sandra Pellegrino, President, Temple Tiferth Israel, Jewish; Stephen Lee, Music Director, St John the Evangelist Church, Roman Catholic; Pastor Sunjae Lee, First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist; Tina Talvi, Cantor, St John the Evangelist Church, Roman Catholic; Rev. Walter Connelly, Rector, St. Johnís Parish, Episcopal.

     The eventís guest speaker was Winthrop Town Council President, Ron Vecchia, who provided a summary of recent progress in the Town and a preview of new planned projects. Of particular interest was the information provided concerning the townís ferry service and funds provided to Winthrop by the airport and the state.

     Shown below are the service participants enjoying the plentiful refreshments served after the service in Temple Tifereth Israelís main hall.

Interfaith Service - 2018

Never Had A Bar or Bas Mitzvah?

      Some of our Temple members and some members of the Jewish community in and around Winthrop who are not members of the Temple may have never experienced their own Bar or Bas Mitzvah. We are offering the opportunity for these people to become Bar or Bas Mitzvah'd. Your Bar/Bas Mitzvah training will include English and Hebrew and everyone, no matter what their background or ability, will be able to participate and achieve this wonderful goal.

      Contact the Temple at "617-846-1390" for more information. Remember: Everyone can be a participant, as long as you have the desire. We will accommodate to everyone's abilities, needs and desires.


Temple Gift Shop   TEMPLE GIFT SHOP   T-shirts

     Instead of running around wasting expesive fuel to find a gift for your child, grandchild, or anyone else, you can buy or order the perfect gift from the Temple's Gift Shop, while helping to support the Temple. To purchase an item, call the office at 617-846-1390 to see if they can order what you want.

If Not Now, When is the Right Time to Place a Leaf on the Tree of Life?

     Place a leaf on the Tree of Life in the Main Sancutary to support the Temple while showing your love and affection for dear friends and relatives. Engraved leafs cost only $180 and there is no more appropriate way to honor loved ones and to celebrate those special occasions - anniversaries, births, birthdays, etc.

     You can order your leaf by providing the Temple with your instructions for the name and message to be placed on the leaf and sending in your payment. It will normally take 4 to 5 weeks for your order to be completed.

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