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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”


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News & Events

  • Jr. Congregation & Tot Shabbat
    Saturday, August 30th at 10:30am

Our monthly youth services will meet on the 30th. Tot Shabbat, for families with young children, will meet in the Youth Lounge; Jr. Congregation , for students in 4th-6th grade, will meet in the classroom.

  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 1st

In honor of the Federal Holiday the office at Tifereth Israel Synagogue will be closed, as well as the library and gift shop. We will be happy to help you Tuesday, September 2nd with anything you need.

  • Runners and Bikers Wanted for Federation Torch Relay
    Sunday, September 7th

The Des Moines Jewish Federation is looking for runners and bike riders who would be interested in helping out with a relay from the Federation’s former location to The Caspe Terrace in celebration their 100th anniversary on Sunday, September 7th, 9:00am-1:00pm. They’ll also need volunteers for other tasks.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Barb Berven at 515-255-1137 or barb.berven@tifereth.org.

  • Kadima
    Sunday, September 7th

Kadima, our youth group for 6th-8th grader will meet Sunday September 7th at 2:00pm in the Youth Lounge for a kick-off party for the New Year. Friends are welcome to attend; we hope to see everyone there.

  • USY
    Sunday, September 7th

USY, our youth group for 8th-12th graders will meet over pizza on Sunday, September 7th from 5:00-7:00pm to discuss our plans for the coming year.  Come participate in the discussion and help make the coming year one to remember.

  • Mishpacha Shabbat
    Friday, September 12th

Our monthly family-friendly Mispacha Shabbat service will be held on Friday, September 12th.  This month we will be starting with a special craft project at 5:30pm followed by our usual service at 6:00pm after which we’ll enjoy a potluck dinner sponsored by the YAD group.

  • YAD Group Activity
    Sunday, September 21

The YAD Group will take a trip to Center Grove Orchard in Cambridge on Sunday, September 21st at 1:30pm-3:30pm. If you plan to attend RSVP to Alla Mintzer at mikeandalla@msn.com.


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