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Shalom

Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines. While our goals over the over the years have changed as needs in the community have changed, for almost 100 years The Jewish Federation has been at the heart of Jewish life in the greater Des Moines area providing social services and connecting Jews locally and abroad.

 
For more information about how to get involved please contact us online or call 515-987-0899.
 
– Shalom

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Jewish Federation of
Greater Des Moines
33158 Ute Ave.
Waukee,IA 50263

Mission and Values

OUR MISSION: Why We Exist
 
To enrich Jewish living through connection, education and compassion.
 
OUR VALUES: Why We Do What We Do
 
~COMMUNITY
 
Committed to connecting our Jewish community to one another, Israel and the people of the world
 
~LOVING KINDNESS
 
Committed to caring for our Jewish elders and those among us who are least able to care forthemselves
 
~L’DOR VA DOR
 
Committed to honoring all generations, remembering our Jewish past, while welcoming our Jewish future
 
~HATIKVAH
 
Committed to bringing hope and support to Israel and the world’s citizens who face disaster,oppression and persecution
 
~INTEGRITY
 
Committed to transparent communication, ethical practices and stewardship of our community’s trust
 

Letter From The President

 

We Promise...
 
Those of you who know me even slightly are aware of my passion for dogs. While I love all dogs, I am particularly devoted to (wild about) my own, William, our 10-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Nellie, our two-year-old West Highland White Terrier. While Will has been the companion of kings, Nellie is the Cesar commercial dog; the adorable little white dog who makes all sorts of promises. She promises to: “be there when you wake,” “to always be your co-pilot,” “to take on the world with you.” Well, my opinion is that dogs are heaven’s perfect creatures; they keep their promises, they take on the world with you, every hour of every day. They deliver. And I have learned from the loyalty and constancy of my beloved dogs that there is nothing more important than keeping a promise.
When my time as president of the Federation is ended, I pray that I will leave a legacy of trust in our word and our work, along with an understanding that the Federation keeps its promises; that we deliver. The first task that the Visioning Committee accomplished, after many weeks of work, was the creation of a new mission statement (WHAT we do) and a clear declaration of our priorities and values (WHY we do what we do).
 
OUR MISSION: Why We Exist
 
To enrich Jewish living through connection, education and compassion.
 
OUR VALUES: Why We Do What We Do
 
~COMMUNITY
 
Committed to connecting our Jewish community to one another, Israel and the people of the world
 
~LOVING KINDNESS
 
Committed to caring for our Jewish elders and those among us who are least able to care forthemselves
 
~L’DOR VA DOR
 
Committed to honoring all generations, remembering our Jewish past, while welcoming our Jewish future
 
~HATIKVAH
 
Committed to bringing hope and support to Israel and the world’s citizens who face disaster,oppression and persecution
 
~INTEGRITY
 
Committed to transparent communication, ethical practices and stewardship of our community’s trust
 
Shalom,
Barb Hirsch-Giller, President
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