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Gan Shalom Preschool

Build your child's foundation for learning—academically and spiritually. Families of all faiths are welcome at Gan Shalom.

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Beit Sefer Shalom Community School

Beit Sefer Shalom offers high-quality Jewish education for Pre-K through high school. Explore our curriculum, schedule and teen programs.

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Iowa Jewish Historical Society

The IJHS is an award-winning institution that celebrates Iowa's Jewish heritage through education and preservation.

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We help our neighbors through outreach, family programs, senior adult services and financial assistance.

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At the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, our mission is to enrich Jewish living through connection, education, and compassion. Get to know us and the programs we offer in Central Iowa.

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