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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.

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News & Events

  • YAD Barbecue
    Friday, August 22 6:00pm

Celebrate Shabbat with good food and good friends! Join the YAD Group for a barbecue and a short family-friendly Shabbat service at The Caspe Terrace. All food is provided! If you plan to attend, RSVP to Alla Mintzer at mikeandalla@msn.com.

  • Federation Gala 100th Year Anniversary
    Sunday, August 24 4:30-9:00pm

Come celebrate the 100th anniversary gala that will honor the Federation and its partner’s throughout its history. Celebration will be held at Hy-Vee Hall.

  • Tikkun Olam Shelter Dinner
    Sunday, August 24th starting at 10:00am

Have a couple hours available on Sunday morning, August 24th! Consider joining other congregants in preparing the Tikkun Olam committee’s meal for the New Directions Shelter. Individuals will be needed to bring the food items and individuals are also needed to cook starting at 10:00am that day for delivery to the shelter.

  • Board Meeting
    Monday, August 26 at 6:00pm

Join us for this month’s board meeting at Tifereth Israel Synagogue.

  • 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.



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.