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    The Federation Star is the newspaper that keeps the Jewish community updated and informed. Each month (except August), the Federation Star is mailed to Jewish households in Southwest Florida who have requested a free subscription.

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    Connections is your guide to Jewish living in Collier County. It's a comprehensive resource for every Jew here and for those considering a move here.

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    Message from          Judge Norman Krivosha,        Federation President

    As one door closes, another must open
    The 2013 Jewish Federation of Collier County’s Annual Campaign has come to a conclusion and all of us who participated can be very proud. For the first time in the history of this Federation, we have raised more than one million dollars in a single year. While reaching this goal is something of which we can be proud, the more important fact is that we have the funds with which to do so much greater good for those organizations, within our county, in the country, and around world which depend upon us for help. Almost without regard for what may be your favorite charity, your Jewish Federation assists through your generous contributions.


    Message from David Willens, Federation Executive Director

    At the height of the season
    Here we are, at the height of the season in our community. The rest of the country has experienced a polar vortex and been buried under a blanket of snow and ice in frigid temperatures, and we’re lucky if we have to put on a sweater or light jacket to keep warm.
    Consider just how fortunate we all are to be able to enjoy the Florida sunshine. But in the same breath, there are those who are not as lucky. While we can bask in the warmth, there are Jews in Israel and in Eastern Europe who are cold and hungry. There are also Jews south of the equator living in poverty and in political strife, under the constant threat of anti-Semitism. These situations and needs are what put so many Jews in vulnerable positions.




    Message from
    Phyllis Seaman, Campaign Chair

    We did it! $1 million+ campaign

    Drum roll please! I am writing this article on January 2 and am overjoyed to be able to post the banner above announcing that we achieved our $1 million goal for our 2013 Federation Campaign. What a milestone!
    Many of your responded to our last-minute email blast counting down the last 48 hours of the campaign. Thank you all for putting us over the top. In the next couple of days we will continue to receive checks dated 12/31/13 which will take us even higher, but our total as of today is $1,006,250!


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    The mission of the Jewish Federation of Collier County is to assure the building and strengthening of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas, and in Israel, in accordance with Jewish values.

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