Temple Tifereth Israel of Winthrop is an unaffiliated
Jewish congregation, whose services and practices nominally follow the Conservative tradition. 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 to Winthrop.
PRESIDENT: Sandra (Goldstein) Pellegrino
VICE PRESIDENTS: Dana Stone, Steven Miller
TREASURER: Dana Stone
Goodbye to Winter
The month of March brings the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring to New England. Here in Winthrop,
it also is a busy month at our Temple.
We kick off the month on Friday night, March 3rd at 6:30 pm with an annual celebration of "Shabbat Across
America". On that evening, we join with Jews across America and Canada in recognizing the sanctity and
joy of the Sabbath.
Soon thereafter comes the "Fast of Esther" which marks the coming of the joyous holiday of
On Saturday, 11 March, at 6:30 pm, we will read the "Megillah" - the "Scroll of Esther"
- which relates the story of Purim. The next day, Sunday, 12 March, we celebrate the holiday of
Purim with a Purim Carnival that starts at
11:00 am. Put on you funniest costume and come celebrate the story of the deliverance of the Jews of ancient
Persia from the clutches of wicked Haman.
"Shushan Purim" occurs the next day, 13 March.
The following week, on 24 March, Moshe Givental will lead the
monthly Friday evening service. He will lead a discussion group at 4:30 PM, followed by the Shabbat
evening dinner at 5:30 pm, and we will conclude with the Kabballat Shabbat and Ma'ariv
servicea at 6:30 pm. Rabbi Givental will conduct another discussion session on Saturday, commencing after kiddush
- about 12:00 noon.
Near the end of the month of March we will have a presentation by Burton Figler on "
Israel's Intelligence Agencies" The presentation will take place on Sunday morning ,
26 March at 10:00 am. In this presernation, Burton will describe the various agencies that comprise Israel's
intelligence services, a bit of their history, along with a listing of some of their successes and a few of their
failures. The presntation is free and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome, so feel free to
invite friends, family and anyone who might be interested in hearing about one of the more successful intelligence
services in the world.
The last event in March is Rosh Chodesh Nisan, which occurs on Tuesday, 28 March.