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. Come and experience our relaxed, and unintimidating services as well as any other of our religious, spiritual, or social events.

We are anxious to adapt to the needs and desires of our Jewish community. So, please. let the Temple know about anything you would like to see come about at the Temple, including any changes that you would like made.

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.

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

Temple Security Reviewed by Winthrop Police

On Tuesday Morning, 14 January, Winthrop Police Chief Terence M. Delehanty, along with the deputy police chief, visited Temple Tifereth Israel and toured the building with an eye toward reviewing its security features and suggesting changes and improvements.

After inspecting the Temple, both outside and inside, Chief Delehanty made several recommendations for upgrading the facilities, discussed security protocols and recommended security training classes which are available to religious organizations. The Chief also identified federal and state grant programs that are providing funding for security upgrades to religious facilities.

The Temple is planning to follow up on the security review and the recommendations that were made. As these plans are solidified, the steps being implemented will be reported to the congregation.

As is usually the case, awareness, common sense and education, rather than fear and paranoia, are the primary elements of any successful security plan.

Lion Memmorial - 
	Tel Chai

Never Had A Bar or Bas Mitzvah?

      Some of our Temple members and some members of the Jewish communityin 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 your background or ability, you 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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