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Mar 2020

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Kibbitzing Around: The Java Jews

The Java Jews bring klezmer music to life in Des Moines and communities throughout Iowa. Read more about the band and their impact on the community.

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Feb 2020

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Behind the Scenes at Caspe by Bob Carpenter

Bob Carpenter gives his takeaway on the recent Behind the Scenes at Caspe Terrace event.

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Jan 2020

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Obituary for Mark Finkelstein

The entire Federation board and staff along with the whole community are heartbroken with sad news, the loss of Mark Finkelstein, Director of Jewish Community Relations. Mark served the Jewish community in Des Moines, the State of Iowa, and Nationally.

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Dec 2019

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THROWBACK: Chef du Jour January/February 2010

From time to time, we like to put up articles from our archive of Jewish Presses. For this month, we chose to share a recipe included in Vol. 26, Issue 3 from nearly a decade ago. This post is taken directly from the article, so some information may be outdated. Written by Karen Engman.

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Jun 2019

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Top 7 Jewish Activities in Des Moines for Adults and Seniors

If you’re new to Des Moines or our active Jewish community, you may not be familiar with our city’s fun and educational activities for adults and seniors. We have a list of our favorites to share, including activities that allow you to connect with your heritage and strengthen your Jewish faith.

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May 2019

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Celina Karp Biniaz Returns to Share Her Survivor Story

There’s immense power in hearing the story of a Holocaust survivor in their own voice. As the number of living survivors dwindles rapidly, there are fewer people who were eyewitnesses to the earth-shattering events.

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Jewish Oral Histories

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Mar 2019

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Preserving Oral Histories of Iowa’s Jewish Past

How many times have you wished that you could hear a real person tell you what happened during an important event in history or tell you what their daily lives were like rather than just reading descriptions in a textbook? Now you can! Our collection of oral histories is more accessible than ever before.

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Synagogues in Iowa

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Feb 2019

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How to Find Jewish Temples and Synagogues in Iowa

Are you new to the state or moving to a new community? Maybe visiting friends or family here? If so, you might be wondering how to find congregations, temples or synagogues in Iowa.

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What Kids Learn in Preschool at Gan Shalom

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Jan 2019

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What Kids Learn in Preschool at Gan Shalom

What kids learn in preschool sets them up for future academic success and can help them build confidence and social skills for the years ahead. Being a preschooler is a special time in a child’s development, and the right school will encourage a love of learning while building a strong relationship with your family.

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Oct 2018

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Welcome To Our New Website!

We’re excited to introduce you to our new Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines website! Through the new website, we worked to create a valuable tool for our community, updating information about our programs and making resources easier for you to find and use.

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