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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

    Paige is a 7th grader at South Middle School in Waukee and the daughter of  Ellen and Matthew Kirschner.  She will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 23rd at Tifereth Israel Synagogue.


    We will hold our annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot on Saturday, May 23rd at 8pm.  Snacks, drinks, and cheesecake will be served!  We’ll also meet on Sunday and Monday, May 24th and 25th, at 9:30am for special holiday services.  These services will include the reading of the Ten Commandments and one of our annual Yizkor services.


    The Tifereth office will be closed Monday, May 25th.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We would be happy to help you when we re-open Tuesday, May 26th.


  • 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 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 May Bulletin 2015, or you can browse our archived bulletins here.

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