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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.

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News & Upcoming Events

    Elijah Waltman
    is the son of Ken and Kim Waltman;  he is a 7th grader at Waukee South Middle School.  Eli will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on Saturday, March 28.

    We will be preparing the Tifereth kitchen for Passover on Sunday, March 29th at 1:00 pm.  Kadima and USY will be lending us a hand.  We are always looking for more people interested in helping! Come take part in this start to Passover.  Please email Rabbi Edelman-Blank at rabbiedelman-blank@tifereth.org if you are available.


    The planning and discussion for the Tifereth Garden will begin on Sunday, March 29 at 1:30pm. Just show up or if the date doesn’t work for you, let Mary Paul Even, Peggy Altman, or the office staff know your interest so we can get you involved!


    Friday, April 3
    there will be no services at Tifereth. Please celebrate First Night Seder at home with your families.


  • REFUGEE RESOURCE CENTER 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.


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 March 2015 Bulletin, or you can browse our archived bulletins here.

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