The heart of our mission is to serve the Jewish people of Central Iowa, reaching all ages and supporting diverse needs and interests. Our core pillars—education, outreach, community and history—and their related programs and services offer comprehensive support to our community.
Family & Senior Outreach
Jewish Family Services provides critical support to growing families, recent Jewish immigrants in Iowa, and senior citizens. By offering emergency resources and social programs, we’re able to help vulnerable community members stay connected, healthy, and secure in their homes.
Civic Action & Awareness
The Federation serves as the voice of the Jewish community thanks to the Jewish Community Relations Commision. By communicating through the Jewish Press and other tools, the Commission raises awareness about the current affairs that affect Jews here at home and in Israel. We also support community building through Partnership2Gether and our Israeli sister city, Akko.
Give the Gift of Community
Our pillars are aimed to support the Jewish community here in Des Moines and connect us with Jewish communities in Israel and around the world. We’re upholding these pillars to enrich and improve the quality of Jewish life. Help us do more with your support!