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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 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.




News & Upcoming Events

    Clara Mintzer will be a 7th grader at Stilwell Junior High School in West Des Moines.  She is involved in the school orchestra, Lego Robotics, and the Kids Care Club.  She plays the piano and the violin.  For her mitzvah project she is raising money for the Back Pack Program of the Food Bank of Iowa, and she will also be packing the meals during the school year.  Clara is the daughter of Michael Mintzer and Alla Mintzer Zaprudsky.  she will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah Saturday, September 5 at 9:30am at Tifereth Israel Synagogue.  A Kiddush Luncheon will follow the service.


    This year’s discussion will take place on Saturday, September 5 at 7:30pm, and will be framed by both the prayer Avinu Malkeinu and the book Passing Life’s Tests: Spiritual Reflections on the Trial of Abraham, the Binding of Isaac by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the synagogue.  It is also available on Kindle, Nook, and ibooks.


    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 at rkupitz@hotmail.com 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 August Bulletin 2015, or you can browse our archived bulletins here.

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