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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

    Join The Tikkun Olam Committee and YAD group for two garden workdays,  Sunday, April 26th at 1:30pm and Sunday, April 3rd at 1:30pm.  Bring some gloves and tools and be prepared to get your hands dirty!


    After a successful winter season of social events built around Havdalah, the conclusion of the Sabbath on Saturday nights, we’re keeping the tradition alive with our new spring and summer First Friday potlucks starting on Friday, May 1st at 7:00pm.  Attending services beforehand not required, but encouraged.  Bring an entrée to share, along with your favorite board or card game, and celebrate the Sabbath with your friends and family from Tifereth Israel.  We hope to see you there!


    Please plan to attend Tifereth Israel Synagogue’s Annual Meeting.  This will be held on Thursday, May 14th at 7:00pm at Tifereth Israel Synagogue.


    With summer break right around the corner, it’s almost time for Kadima’s final event.  On the weekend of Saturday, May 16th, Kadima will be hosting a lock-in at the synagogue.  Help us send off our 8th grade graduates to high school with a fun night of games, movies, and more! Rising 6th graders are also invited to attend for their first Kadima event.


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

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