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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

  • 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. More information here: Center Grove Map

  •  Selichot
    Saturday, September 20 8:00PM

Our engaging discussion on the prayer U-Netaneh Tokef will be framed by Shalom Auslander’s “Playoffs: Keeping the Sabbath and rooting for the Rangers.” The synagogue office has copies of the story available; please pick up a copy, or let us know if you’d like to have one mailed to you. Please note: Shalom Auslander is known for being an “edgy” and controversial author. This particular story, which was published in The New Yorker, contains profanity.


High Holidays Schedule:

* Saturday, September 20, 2014: Selichot

         8:00pm – Services and Program

* Wednesday, September 24, 2014: Erev Rosh Hashanah

7:00pm – Erev Rosh Hashanah Services

* Thursday, September 25, 2014: First Day Rosh Hashanah

        9:00am – Morning Services
        10:00am – Alternative and Youth Services
        4:30pm – Tashlikh at Gray’s Lake Park peninsula


* Friday, September 26, 2014: Second Day Rosh Hashanah

       9:00am – Morning Services
      6:00pm – Shabbat Shuvah Evening Services


* Saturday, September 27, 2014: Shabbat Shuvah

9:30am – Shabbat Shuvah Morning Services

* Sunday, September 28, 2014: Kever Avot

1:00pm – Service at Glendale Cemetery

* Friday, October 3, 2014: Erev Yom Kippur

    5:30pm – DMARC Food Drive
    6:30pm – Kol Nidre Service

* Saturday, October 4, 2014: Yom Kippur

    9:00am – Yom Kippur Morning Services and Yizkor
    10:00am – Alternative and Youth Services
    5:00pm – Minchah Service
    6:15pm – Neila Service, Concluding Ma’ariv, and Havdalah
       (Glow lights provided for children; bring your shofar!)
    7:45pm – Break-the-Fast




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.