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News & Upcoming Events
- CONSECRATION SHABBAT
This year’s consecration service will be held on Friday, November 21 at 6:00pm. Please join us as we celebrate the start of our young children’s Jewish learning.
- VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SHABBAT
The Tifereth Community invites you to celebrate with us as we honor: Peggy Altman, Andi Duitch, Josh Engman, MaryPaul Even, Mike Kuperman, and Nancy Waldman for their continuous service at Tifereth Shabbat Morning Services: Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 9:30 Tifereth Israel Synagogue.
- THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
The Tifereth Israel Synagogue office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28 in honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, we would be happy to help you when we open again on Monday, December 1.
- JR. CONGREGATION
Junior congregation, our Saturday supplement to the education offered by Beit Sefer Shalom, will meet on Saturday, November 29th at 10:30am.
Junior Congregation offers fun and interesting service experiences rooted in the traditions of the Conservative movement to kids in 4th through 6th grade.
- TOT SHABBAT
Tot Shabbat will meet in the Youth Lounge on Saturday, November 29th. This opportunity for parents and children to get together to celebrate Shabbat meets from 10:30 to 11:30am; our official programming of stories and songs starts at 11:00am, after which we rejoin the main service for Adon Olam and Kiddush.
- RAMOT ZION FUNDRAISER
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.
- TALK ON CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM IN ISRAEL
While Israel was under fire this summer, Heidi Schenider, a member of the Masorti Foundation Board of Directors and of Tifereth Israe, joined a solidarity mission sponsored by Masorti, United Synagogue and the Rabbinical Assembly. Heidi was deeply inspired by the lessons she learned visiting with Conservative/Masorti synagogues and their members, who showed resilience and compassion during those stressful months. Please join us on December 6 when Heidi will share a sermon with our congregation about her personal experiences visiting Israel during Operation Protective Edge. She promises to win our support for Masorti’s dedicated Rabbi’s and all the young Israeli families that are inspired by Masorti to rekindle their joy in Judaism, even in the midst of war. Heidi Schneider will address the congregation on Saturday, December 6 during services at 11am.
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 November Bulletin, or you can browse our archived bulletins here.