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The Federation Star, the monthly newspaper of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, is the one publication that ties together the Jewish community of Collier County and surrounding areas. If something locally is happening that is Jewish-related, you’ll find out about it in the pages of the Federation Star.

The newspaper was first published 23 years ago, and has gone through several design, paper, size and editorial changes.

Each month, readers of the Federation Star get news and updates on all Jewish-related local events including the Marco Island Jewish Film Festival, People of the Book, Federation at the Phil, Community Chanukah Celebrations, Israel Affairs Forum Series, book study groups, and timely lectures. They also get updates from the area’s five synagogues and numerous local Jewish organizations. It’s the place they turn to for community news, the community calendar, candle lighting times, a business directory and much more.

The Federation Star is mailed free to the Jewish households in the area and is also available at the Federation offices, Jewish Family Services offices and several local synagogues.
It can also be found online on this website.

The mission of the Federation Star is to represent Jewish life in the Naples area by providing the voice that reports news, information, programs and events important to the local Jewish community. In accomplishing this mission, the newspaper seeks to:
. Celebrate Jewish life in Collier County
. Inform, enrich and entertain its readers
. Strengthen Jewish identity and facilitate participation in Jewish community life
. Provide an efficient advertising and editorial network to businesses that serve our area
. Provide dynamic and effective outreach to the Jewish and interfaith community
. Provide a forum for discussion to engage and educate the Jewish family
. Assist the Jewish Federation and its beneficiary agencies to achieve community building goals
. Bring to its readers the joy of being Jewish


For more information about the Federation Star,
or to receive a free subscription,
please call (239) 263-4205 or email

Read the Federation Star Online

Each issue of the Federation Star is also available online. To view the most recent issue, simply click on the newspaper image below. An archive of previous issues and Connections will appear to the right of the current issue after you click on the image below.