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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 and Twitter 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

  • PURIM CELEBRATION Join your Tifereth Israel community on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:00 pm to fulfill the mitzvot of Purim and celebrate how Queen Esther helped save the Jewish people! The evening will include a variety of family-friendly activities, including an interactive Purim story, arts and crafts, sh’lach and manot, our annual costume parade, and the reading of the Book of Esther for adults. This event is free and open to the community.


  • HAVDALAH AND SOCIAL NIGHT Bring your friends and family to the synagogue on Saturday night, March 7th at 6:45 pm.  We will have a short Havdalah service followed by fun events for everyone.   This is a great kick starter to  your Saturday night plans!


  • YAD PURIM CARNIVAL The always exciting, YAD Purim Carnival will be held on Sunday, March 8th  from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  This family-friendly event includes all ages! This is going to be ahuge celebration and we would love to have volunteers who are willing to help run games and assist in whatever is needed. Contact the office to get signed up! Please watch for more information to come. We will see you there!


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

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