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

     I hope everyone is doing well during this difficult time with so many challenges brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic.
     We are well aware of the turmoil that many are experiencing. The Temple continues to provide a sense of belonging and continuity during this time. We are doing our best to keep in contact with everyone, especially those who are in need of special services. Our student Rabbi, David Joslin, is available for whatever needs one my have, i.e. talking, questions, etc. For further information about anything temple related, you can email us at

     In regard to religious services, we have resumed our Saturday morning services, with appropriate modifications.
     We have incorporated strict guidelines i.e., spacing (seating) masks, and hand sanitizer. In addition, adjustments have been made to the usual protocol/service to ensure proper distancing and safety.
     We encourage all to join us in resuming our worship services. Temple Tifereth Israel continues to take pride in its commitment, perseverance, and hope. As always, we are working to enhance our community, share our heritage, and take pride in our Jewish identity.

With G-d's Blessings,
Sandra Pellegrino, President

     May the Holy One who blessed our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah bless and heal all those who are ill.
     May the Holy One show compassion to them, restore them, heal them, and strengthen them. May the Holy One deliver to all who are ill a complete healing healing of the soul and healing of the body to all among the people of Israel and all humankind, soon, speedily, without delay, and let us all say: Amen!

     May the Lord bless you and protect you.
     May the Lord make His face shine unto you and be gracious to you.
     May the Lord lift up His face unto you, and grant you peace.

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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