Special Events

The Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines hosts special events that honor our Jewish heritage, celebrate community members and support Federation programs. Events are added to this page throughout the year. We also announce special events to our email subscribers, on our Facebook page, and through the mail, so we hope you’ll stay in touch.


To view all community happenings, check out our calendar.


“The History of Antisemitism in America”

Join us for an evening with Dr. Jonathan Sarna, one of the most prominent historians of American Judaism. Dr. Sarna will join us on Zoom to explore the history of Antisemitism in America. Register for this free event HERE. Dr. Sarna is University Professor and the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American…

  • October 21, 2021

  • 7:00 pm

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Lazer Lloyd Live Music at Caspe Terrace

Known as Israel’s “King of Blues,” Lloyd joins us for an evening of music in the Bucksbaum Theater. His sound combines folk, rock and blues to create an Americana sound. To learn more about Lloyd, visit his website. Visit our Facebook event page to see a special video from Lloyd. To RSVP for this event,…

  • October 28, 2021

  • 7:00 pm

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