Holiday Worship Schedule

September 20th (Wednesday)
Erev Rosh Hashanah
7:00 p.m. Services
8:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah Party

September 29th (Friday)
Kol Nidrei
6:00 p.m. Family Service
8:00 p.m. Adult Service


September 21st (Thursday)
Rosh Hashanah Day
10:00 a.m. Morning Service
11:30 a.m. Temple Luncheon
2:00 p.m. Family Service
4:00 p.m. Tashlikh Service
                Raccoon River Park

September 30th (Saturday)

Yom Kippur
10:00 a,m. Morning Service
12:00 p.m. Interlude
3:30 p.m. Torah Service
4:15 p.m. Healing Yizkor / Ne’ilah Services
6:00 p.m. Break the Fast Meal


PARKING will be available on the north side of Grand Avenue, between Polk Blvd. and 55th Street, in addition to the east side of Country Club Drive and the south side of Shriver. The Temple’s semi-circle drive will be reserved for handicapped parking and the parking lot north of the building is for use by those unable to walk further distances. Representatives from the Des Moines Police Department will be on hand for any security needs and for traffic assistance.

FOOD FOR DMARC – As you leave the Temple on Rosh Hashanah, you will be given a grocery sack; please use it to bring back non-perishable food items for the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s Food Pantry on or before Yom Kippur. There will be a tent set up on the Temple’s front lawn for your donations. See list of most needed items included in this month’s Bulletin.

Yizkor Memorial Booklet - Our Yizkor Memorial Booklet is a long-standing tradition, honoring the memory of departed relatives and friends. In order for it to be prepared and ready for distribution on Yom Kippur, just prior to Yizkor services. Any name may be memorialized by request. Names which appear on the Temple's Memorial tablets, as well as those congregants and relatives of congregants, who have died since last Yom Kippur will automatically be listed in the booklet. If you would like the names of your loved ones included, please contact the Temple office. If you wish to arrange a perpetual memorial you can purchase a plaque to be mounted in the Memorial Rooml. (Please note that we cannot promise delivery by the 2017 holidays.)

Ushers Needed - As you know, the decorum at our High Holy Day Services is dependent upon an adequate corps of ushers. Please contact us with your availability to serve as an usher at one or more services. We encourage families to usher as a group. Your prompt response will enable us to make up the schedules for the High Holy Days.  Please express your availability by contacting the Temple office (phone: 274-4679 or email:

Babysitting - It is important to us that everyone who wants to attend services can.  We would like to offer babysitting as a way to help you and your family be a part of this very special and important time of the year. However, we do need to plan. If you will need babysitting, please contact the Temple office.