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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.

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News & Upcoming Events

    Ramot Zion, the Masorti (Conservative) synagogue in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem, has issued an emergency appeal in response to this week’s horrific attack in Israel.  French Hill is surrounded by a number of hostile neighborhoods and the synagogue has been attacked in the past.  After the brutality of this past week, the Ramot Zion community needs our help to pay for a number of necessary security upgrades.  Please consider donating in any amount.  All contributions are U.S. tax deductible.  There is a donation box in our lobby.  Please make checks payable to “The Masorti Foundation.”  Your gift will help keep Conservative Judaism (and Conservative Jews) alive in the heart of Jerusalem.


    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 for more information or to volunteer.


    YAD is beginning its annual Hanukkah Project to help everyone celebrate the Festival of Lights. This year we are once again sponsoring several families in our Jewish community. We hope that this project will be rewarding for everyone who participates and will bring joy and community to those families who are going through some financially difficult times.Anyone who would like to participate can either:1. Purchase item(s) from the wish list. If you choose to purchase an item, please contact Alla Mintzer Zaprudsky or Jill Cantor to let us know which item(s) you will be purchasing, so that we can ensure we have a good variety. Also, please include a gift receipt in case there is a problem with the sizing. Please leave all items, unwrapped, at the synagogue by Thursday, December 11.  If you would like to donate money towards the project, please give cash/check to Barb Berven and indicate as YAD Hanukkah Project.


    Tifereth Israel Women’s League will again this year be selling latkes for your Chanukah enjoyment. They will be $8.50 per dozen and will be available the first week of December thru the synagogue office. Pre-ordering is a must! If you have any questions, please call Louise Kaufmann at 255-4613 or 480-9037.
    Name ________________________________________________
    Number of dozens _____________
    Phone Number ____________________________

    Please make checks payable to Women’s League and mail your order form to:
    Tifereth Israel Synagogue
    924 Polk Blvd.
    Des Moines, IA 50312


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 December 2014 Bulletin, or you can browse our archived bulletins here.


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