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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

    The November bulletin deadline will be Monday, October 20th. Please have anything you’d like to be submitted in to the Tifereth Israel Synagogue office by then.
    Rabbi Telushkin will speak at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00pm.  He will be speaking on, “The Twenty-First Century: A Jewish Vision, One Day at a Time.” We are so excited to have Rabbi Telushkin at our synagogue!
    Saturday, October 25th at 10:30am
    we will have our monthly kid-friendly services, Tot Shabbat and Junior Congregation. These services have great leaders and are fun for all!
    Help those in need, along with the Tikkun Olam committee, by volunteering for the Shelter Dinner on Sunday, October 26th from 2:00-4:00pm, the prepared food will then be taken to the New Directions Shelter.
    Join us in listening to the sermons given by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, November 7-9th at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. Scholar in Residence Weekend is sponsored by the Larry and Suzanne Engman fund.
    -Friday, November 7
    Services and Dinner, 6:00pm
    Topic: Holy Frustration and Radical Amazement: Parenting as a Spiritual Practice
    -Saturday, November 8
    Services and Shabbat Cafe, 9:30am
    Topic: Rethinking Modesty: A 21st Century Take on an Ancient           Concept
    Havdalah Event, 6:00pm
    Topic: The Passionate Torah: Intimacy in the Tradition and Today
    Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, will be speaking at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on November 11th at 7:00pm as part of the Bear Lecture series. Please join us for a culturally enriching night.




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.