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Oct 2020

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Meet the New Executive Director: Bob Goldberg

Bob Goldberg will begin as the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines’ new Executive Director soon. Continue reading to learn how Bob got to where he is today and his hopes for our community. This is the full version of the Q&A featured in the November/December 2020 Jewish Press. Please tell us about yourself I...

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Aug 2020

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Student-to-Student: A Different Way to Teach Judaism

The Student to Student program is a wonderful project that connects area classrooms with Jewish high school students, learning about Judaism from their own peers.

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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 This post is taken directly from the article, so some information may be outdated.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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