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.


Michael Bornstein & Debbie Bornstein Holinstat Presentations

Join the Iowa Jewish Historical Society for two exciting and memorable free events featuring Auschwitz survivor Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat.

  • September 15, 2019 - September 16, 2019

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Heading Home Screening

Screened at Jewish Film Festivals nationwide, HEADING HOME is coming to the Caspe Terrace, presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines. Follow the exciting and emotional journey of an underdog — Israel’s national baseball team, a team of nice Jewish boys –competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.  Documentary, comedy, drama…

  • September 22, 2019

  • 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

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