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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a visit.
As you all may know by now, Temple B’nai Israel in Beachmont –
Revere’s last synagogue – will close shortly, leaving Temple Tifereth Israel of Winthrop as
one of only three Synagogues or Temples in Winthrop (1), Chelsea (1), Everett (1), East Boston
(0) and Lynn (0). If the Jewish communities in these cities and towns are to have any place to
pray, educate their children in the Hebrew religion, say kaddish, come together for social
events, celebrate the Jewish holidays, mark life cycle events, etc., then Temple Tifereth
Israel must not only continue to provide these services, but, most importantly, it needs to
reach out to all Jews in this area - young and old – to join our Temple community.
This year, under the leadership of our Temple’s Rabbinical Intern,
Mimi Micner, the Temple has attracted as many as 50 members of the local Jewish community to
enjoy monthly Friday night family services and pot luck dinners. All age groups have been
represented at the short (30 minutes), modern Erev Shabbat services and the following repasts.
Our recent Purim Carnival was another event the was thoroughly enjoyed by dozens of attendees
of all ages. In other words, our Temple is providing quite modern services and events
appropriate to all age groups. Temple Tifereth Israel is no longer your grandfather's
For Temple Tifereth Israel to continue to provide and expand these
services, the Temple must reach out to Jews in Winthrop’s vicinity – particularly
to younger Jews and their families, whoe live in or are moving into the rapidly growing number of
apartments and condominiums that have been recently built, are currently under construction, or are
planned for Revere, Chelsea, Everett, East Boston and Lynn.
To accomplish this, Temple Tifereth Israel is looking for one or
more individuals to institute and run an aggressive outreach program in and around Winthrop
that will attract young families there, along with those members of the older Jewish community
who need a new focal point for their religious and social needs, which is no longer available
to them as a result of the closing of Temples and Synagogues to which they formally belonged.
The need is here and now. Let’s not fail to answer
Volunteers gladly accepted. The outreach program leader does not have to be a Temple member.
Previous experience in leading one or more outreach programs is desirable. Please contact
the Temple with suggestions for one or more persons
to lead the outreach program. Call 617-846-1390; E-mail to email@example.com; write to
Temple Tifereth Israel, 93 Veterans Road, Winthrop, MA 02152.
Mrs. Sandra (Goldstein) Pellegrino
President, Temple Tifereth Israel