The Federation’s mission is to enrich Jewish living through connection, education, and compassion. The Federation coordinates and supports the efforts of a diverse number of organizations and synagogues as well as offers a wide range of programs and services that address the needs of the Jewish community, both in the United States and abroad. The leadership includes a Board of Directors and professional staff who guide the organization, oversee initiatives, and ensure that fiscal responsibilities are upheld.
The Federation is at the core of the Greater Des Moines community, which includes cities in Central Iowa. The diverse efforts of individual organizations are coordinated, while central fundraising is budgeted and allocated to fund priority community needs. The heart of the mission is to serve the local and world Jewish community’s diverse needs and interests.