Women's Cultural Alliance (WCA)
The Women’s Cultural Alliance (WCA) is an affinity group of the Jewish Federation of Collier County.
The WCA provides the opportunity to meet others who share similar interests in a wide variety of social programs.
Membership in the WCA also makes each woman an official member of the Federation.
We always welcome new members and hope you will join us...soon!
Number of WCA Members
WCA Board 2011-2013
President: Jane Hersch
Secretary: Marilyn Litz
Treasurer: Barbara Suden
Membership: Linda Simon
Special Events: Mary O'Haver
Program: Elaine Soffer
Event Coordinator: Maureen Schaab
Arts Coordinator: Dee Bittman
Communications: Nancy Kahn
Publicity: Susan Pittelman
Technology Coordinator: Jane Podber
Nominating Committee: Andrea Pandazi
Site Coordinator: Arlene Sobol
WCA means welcoming, camaraderie, affiliation, happiness and excitement in paradise. I look forward to each day in Naples because of WCA, because I know I have a place and women who care. I can't wait to go online and see what WCA emails will appear that give me an opportunity to attend events that enrich my life. My adrenalin is flowing high when Thursday arrives and the list of activities is sent my way! WCA is an organization where you want to give back because there is so much given to you. WCA is in my everyday vocabulary. I am always telling someone how spectacular WCA is for women living in Naples.
– Dr. Hollis Chalem
WCA membership has enriched my life in so many different ways. I’m constantly learning new things from the classes, lectures and film groups; exploring new places on day trips and, best of all, meeting so many great ladies in the process. WCA is a wonderful part of my life!
– Nanci Lochner
So many of us call Southwest Florida a “Paradise,” but that is mainly a reference to our fabulous weather, clean air, and lovely scenery. What completes the picture for me is WCA, an organization which offers a wide variety of cultural events that stimulate our minds to continue to grow and thrive in this idyllic physical environment.
– Denise Blank
WCA – a treasure ! You can find intellectual stimulation, social events and a multitude of programs for every interest. It's a real find for all!
– Mae Riefberg
WCA means being able to get together with interesting and intelligent women who still want to learn about the world around them and are excited by literature, art, music and the theater. In Southwest Florida it is easy to meet people who are involved in recreational pursuits which many of us enjoy, but thus far, I have found WCA to be the best venue for meeting women whose interests extend even further to challenging subjects. It has been great fun!
– Karen Slater, MD
2013-2014 Program Guide
The 44-page 2013-2014
is available online in two formats:
View the Program Guide
in "issuu" format
To view the WCA 2013-2014 Program Guide in an interactive online format, click the image below.
View the Program Guide
in PDF format
To view the WCA 2013-2014 Program Guide in
PDF format, click the image below.
Admission to ALL Programs
Branch Meetings (Summer Satellite Programs "Up North")
Summer Program in Naples
WCA eNewsletter list
Please keep me updated via email on the latest events and schedule changes.
For a sample of our weekly eNewsletter,
click the graphic below.
New Programs This Season
WCA Membership Form