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News & Events
December Senior Luncheon
Tuesday, December 10th at noon
Tifereth Israel will host this month’s Senior Luncheon in the social hall. RSVP to Jody at the Federation at 515-987-0899 ext. 210.
The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum
Thursday, December 12 at 6:00pm
Join us for our first-ever book discussion where we will be leading a conversation about “An Interrupted Life: the Diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, 1941-1943.” Originally written as a private work and later converted into book form, Etty’s diary details her personal observations and emotions during World War II in Amsterdam. Plan to bring questions and comments to discuss! Refreshments will be served.
For reservations and/or rides call Jody or Mollie at 515-987-0899 ext. 210.
2013 Chanukah Party!
Saturday, December 14th at 6:30 pm
The Social Programming Committee’s second annual Chanukah Party is fast approaching! The Party, featuring appetizers by the Mandarin and signature drinks, will be held at Lime Lounge in the East Village (East 5th and Grand). Admission is $20 per person.
RSVP to Will Rogers at 515-669-1648 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to Tifereth Israel Synagogue and mail to 924 Polk Blvd, Des Moines, IA 50312, or plan to pay at the door.
Winter Thaw 2014
January 28 & 30 and February 4 & 6, 2014 6:30-9:00pm
This 2014 event is presented by DMARC, the St. Joseph Educational Center, the Center for Social Ministry, the Jewish Federation, and the Masjid An-Noor Muslim Community. Explore other faith traditions… Eat, Pray, Love! Nurture your spirituality and health! Entertainment is from 6:30-7:00pm. Courses run from 7:00-9:00pm. Cost for one course is $15; all four nights is $50 (courses are scheduled for 1 night). Registration forms are available at: www.dmreligious.org/events.
Tifereth’s Got Talent!
Sunday, February 2, at 4:00pm
Do you have a talent that is crying out to be shared? This is your opportunity! Whatever your talent, from uni-cycling to yo-yo tricks, from singing to acting to playing an instrument, from magic tricks to gymnastics to yodeling – whatever your talent, please join in Tifereth’s Got Talent! Feel free to showcase your talent along with friends and/or family – duets, trios, and skits will happily be included. This show is for talent of all ages. Each act should be no more than 4 minutes.
Burial Plot Price Increasing
An important notice form Josh Engman
Since 1993, the price for a burial plot in Glendale Jewish Cemetery has been $750. Unfortunately, effective January 1, 2014, the price for a plot will be increasing to $1,000. If you are thinking about purchasing burial plots please contact Josh Engman at 515-490-3671 between now and the first of the year.
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 Cantor Linda Shivers and much more! You can download a copy of our November 2013 Bulletin here , or you can browse our archived bulletins here.