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“We strive to enrich our cultural and spiritual lives as Jews by connecting with our community, the traditions of our People, Israel, and with God”


Are you new to the Tifereth community? Learn about Who We Are, explore our congregation with a Community Tour, or get in touch with our office directly. Are you looking for ways to get connected? Check out links to information about services, classes, or social events to the left, view our congregational calendar, or look below for News and information on Upcoming Events. Find us on Facebook to connect, share, and interact with Tifereth friends everywhere — remember to Like/Follow us to receive calendar updates and information about upcoming events. Sign up to receive Tifereth Israel’s weekly Activities email and other updates! To join our email list, simply click here and provide your address in the form.




News & Upcoming Events

    Please come and sing with us for High Holidays.  Ages 13 and up!! We would love to have anyone who enjoys singing! Please watch for more information on rehearsal dates. The next choir rehearsal will be Tuesday, August 18th from 6:30-9:30pm. Note: In the Tifereth Bulletin there were other dates listed for Choir practices, these were mistakes and we apologize. The correct date for the first choir rehearsal is Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30pm.
    -Francine Griffiths Choir Director, please contact through anyone in the office.


    The next family-friendly potluck will be Friday, August 7th at 7:00pm.  Attending services beforehand is not required, but encouraged.  Bring a dairy entrée to share, along with your favorite board or card game, and celebrate the Sabbath with your friends and family from Tifereth Israel.


    The September Bulletin deadline is Thursday, August 13th.  Please have all Mazel Tov’s, articles, and pictures into office@tifereth.org by this date. Thank you.


    Aviva Jotzke
    , daughter of Tanya Keith and Doug Jotzke, is an incoming 7th grader at Meredith Middle School, where she is on the Math Counts team and the championship winning Battle of the Books team.  She plays the flute in band and guitar.  She plays goalkeeper for the Iowa Rush Soccer Club.  Aviva is an avid supporter of US Soccer and have traveled to four countries and coast-to-coast supporting her teams.  She will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, August 15th at 9:30am at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. A Kiddush Luncheon will follow.


    We open our doors at Tifereth every Wednesday night from 6-8pm to refugees seeking assistance, support, and advocacy.  Many of the problems we help solve are everyday issues relating to health, education, and housing.  Please consider stopping in Wednesday nights to volunteer, or just see for yourself the good work being done! Please contact Rob Kupitz at rkupitz@hotmail.com for more information or to volunteer.


To learn more about Tifereth Israel Synagogue, we invite you to read our monthly bulletin, which contains additional information about upcoming events at Tifereth and throughout the Des Moines community, articles by Rabbi Steven Edelman-Blank, and much more!  You can download a copy of our August Bulletin 2015, or you can browse our archived bulletins here.

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