Jewish Press

Delivered to every known Jewish household in central Iowa, the Jewish Press celebrates the vitality of our Jewish community. It seeks to inform readers of news from our congregations, community events and life cycle milestones of community members.

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To access the newest issue of the Jewish Press, please download a digital version using the button below. Would you like a printed version instead? Please fill out the request form below.

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Inside This Issue:

  • First Ever Chef du Jour
  • Ambassador Dermer Visits Des Moines
  • Beckerman Iowa Cubs Feature
  • Ames Jewish Congregation Feature

Past Issues

Spring 2019

Inside This Issue:

  • In the Kitchen With Dick Kirsner
  • David Wolnerman Visits Fifth Grade
  • Beit Sefer High School Program
  • IJHS Oral History Exhibit

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Winter 2018

Inside This Issue:

  • Fighting to End Hunger
  • Harold Kasimow Feature
  • Dori Weinstein Feature
  • Drake Hillel Updates
  • Chai Mitzvah Updates

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Fall 2018

Inside This Issue:

  • Community High Holiday Schedules
  • Torah Talk
  • Chef de Jour
  • Chai Mitzvah Series
  • Ambassador Shapiro Event

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Summer 2018

Inside This Issue:

  • Torah Talk
  • Chef de Jour
  • Sheila Jordan Feature
  • IJHS Wins Award
  • Graduates

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Spring 2018

Inside This Issue:

  • Passover Seders and Celebrations in the Community
  • Chef de Jour by Karen Engman
  • Torah Talk by Doctor David Friedgood
  • Celebrating Israel’s 70th
  • New Drake Hillel Location Grand Opening
  • Kids Passover Activity Pages

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Winter 2017

Inside This Issue:

  • Torah Talk with David Friedgood
  • Chef Du Jour with Karen Engman
  • Remembering Ella Vilsack
  • Drake BSS Teachers
  • IJHS Updates Celina Recap

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Summer 2017

Inside This Issue:

  • President’s Message
  • Community Report
  • Celina Karp Biniaz Event Information
  • High Holiday Schedules
  • Celebrations within the Community

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If you’d like to see a past issue that is not listed here, it may be available in the Jewish Press Archive.

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