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 community calendar.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 5:30 pm – Readers Theater in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Join the Iowa Jewish Historical Society and Beit Sefer Shalom for a special Readers Theater production of The Boy in the Grave, the story of how Dr. Harold Kasimow and his family survived the Holocaust. The production will feature Beit Sefer Shalom students and Dr. Harold Kasimow will make a special appearance.

To purchase a copy of the the original book, The Boy in the Grave, please click here.