Iowa Jewish Historical Society

Our Community

The Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines provides a wide range of programs and services in the surrounding areas, which include Ames, Marshalltown, and other cities and towns in Central Iowa. The region is also supported by local synagogues, businesses, and like-minded organizations that help our Jewish community stay connected, vibrant, and healthy.


Local Synagogues

There are four local synagogues in the region that are ready to welcome you. Use our directory to find their locations, contact information, and event calendars.

Maccabee’s Kosher Deli

Founded as a project of the Judaic Resource Center of Iowa, Maccabee’s Kosher Deli offers traditional kosher foods, from fresh bread and cheeses to salami and holiday treats.

Living in Des Moines

Wondering what it’s like to live and work here? The Greater Des Moines Partnership offers information about the region’s population, housing, recreation and business climate.

Senior Care

The Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center is an all-faith facility for rehabilitation and long-term nursing as well as Alzheimer’s, memory, hospice and respite care.

If you’re interested in getting involved and joining our tight-knit community, we’d love to hear from you!
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