Jewish Federation members socializing


At the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, our mission is to enrich Jewish living through connection, education, and compassion. We coordinate and support the efforts of a diverse number of organizations and synagogues as well as offer a wide range of programs and services that address the needs of the Jewish community, both at home and abroad.

Who We Are

Our leadership includes a Board of Directors and professional staff who guide the organization, oversee our initiatives, and ensure that we uphold our fiscal responsibilities. If you are interested in being a part of our team, check out our current job openings.

Join Us

Are you looking for information about youth education, senior assistance, community relations or historical and cultural preservation? Learn more about our pillars and related programs.

We also welcome you to visit our Caspe Terrace Facility, the cultural, social and sports center at the heart of our work. To see the full slate of upcoming events, activities, and gatherings that are planned throughout our Jewish community, please visit our calendar.

Needs Assessment Survey

Thanks to responses from hundreds of participants, the 2017 Needs Assessment Survey will guide the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines for years to come. In the following report, you can learn more about the results of the survey and the diversity of people that make up our thriving community. We look forward to using this input as we work to advance our mission through each of our pillars.

Get In Touch

For questions, more information, or just to introduce yourself, we encourage you to reach out to us at any time. You can contact a specific staff member or email us at

If you’re on Facebook, we’d love to connect with you through our Facebook page.