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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

    Join the Jewish school at Tifereth for Friday night Beit Sefer Shalom Services at Tifereth.  Services start that night at 6:00pm.


    Sunday, October 11th, 46th Annual
    Des Moines Hunger Hike
    Help Tifereth help other organizations who do the direct hands-on work of bringing food to those children and adults who are going through difficult times. Support our participation in the Hunger Hike.Three ways to participate:Sign up to walk on the day of the Hike, send an email to nwaldman@yahoo.com to say you plan to hike, and, if you want, we can meet at Tifereth at 12:45pm to carpool.
    Hunger Notes: 99% of every dollar is used for food or food related purchases.  One of the many organizations that receive money from this drive is DMARC’s food pantry.  They have 13 pantry sites that assist nearly 33,000 people each year;  nearly half of all the recipients are children or youth.  the network helps meet the short-term need when families are not eligible for SNAP benefits.  Families can receive a free, four-day supply of nutritionally balanced food once every 10 days.


    Join the YAD Group this Sunday, October 11th after Hebrew school at Howell’s Pumpkin patch.  Bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy a fall afternoon doing activities with other young families.


    On Tuesday evening, October 13th at 7:00pm we are proud to be hosting the prestigious Bear Lecture, put on by DMARC and sponsored by the Bear Family.  This years speaker will be Yaakov Ariel- a professor of religious studies at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and also author of the book, An Unusual Relationship; Evangelical Christians and Jews. This event is free and open to the public.


    Join other Jewish Women for a dinner group hosted at different restaurants around Des Moines! This month they will be eating at Blue Tomato Kitchen on Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30pm.  Watch for more reminders on upcoming dinner nights!


    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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