Thousands of homes were destroyed and more than 2.5 million are without power. Together, let’s help rebuild our community.  Please make a gift.
100% of your contribution goes to Hurricane Ian Emergency Disaster Relief Fund for our community and SWFL.
Please send your check payable to JFGN, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste 2201, Naples, FL 34109
This is a terrible tragedy. We are here for you.  Please email Jeffrey Feld at with any concerns or needs.
  • We're sustaining Jewish communities worldwide, and offering support to all in times of crisis. More

  • We're nurturing and strengthening Jewish identity here at home, from youth to seniors. More

  • The Jewish Federation sponsors cultural, educational and social events throughout the community. More

Please click here to become a Patron and buy tickets
If you become a Patron by October 25, you will be acknowledged in the
December 2022 Federation Star.

NEW Groups
MCA Next Gen -this group is for men below 65 years of age. Please contact Richard Wajs at for information or to become a member, click here.
WCA Younger Division: For like-minded women younger than 60 to engage in relevant social and cultural activities. For more information, please call Shelly Bell at (313) 550-3313 or email her at To join, click here.


Please register for upcoming programs.

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For any program question,

please email Renee HERE.


To read the October 2 eblast, click here.

To read the September 25 eblast, click here.


To read the PJ Library October eblast, click here.




Jewish Community Directory
Jewish Federation of Greater Naples will be publishing the 2023 Community Directory.
  • If your information has NOT changed from the 2022 edition, then you do NOT have to do anything.
  • If there are changes to be made or you do NOT want to be listed, fill out the form and return by October 10. Click on the image.
If we do not hear from you by October 10, we will assume we have your permission to publish your name and contact information as we currently have them in our files.


Upcoming Programs




Jewish Federation of Greater Naples



in recognition of breast cancer awareness month for these educational programs that you can access from home.


Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, is the only national organization supporting Jewish women and families, of all backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer—those who are diagnosed and those at high risk. Sharsheret is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. To date, we have served close to 70,000 women, families, health care professionals, community leaders, and students from all 50 states. All Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.

Single Social Group


Jewish members of Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, MCA and WCA are invited.

Come meet new friends over lunch.


Date:   Wed., October 12

Location:   Hogfish Harry’s, 600 Neapolitan Way


Time:   12 Noon


Menu can be found here:


Seating is limited. Pay for what you order.

Reserve your spot here​. 

If you want to attend and are not a member, please contact Renee.

How to Appreciate Wine Like a Pro


With Author Jerry Greenfield

Enjoying wine means you like it.  Appreciating wine means knowing WHY you like it.  There’s a difference.  We take a sip of something and it tastes good…like grapes…sweet…maybe there’s some fruit. 

But wine is a very ancient, complex beverage and we like it because there are layers of flavor, and because it feels a certain way on our palate.

That’s what the Wine Whisperer’s next presentation will be about – how to sip and sample wine and detect the aromas and flavors that make sampling wine so interesting and enjoyable.

We’ll also discuss the way professionals use the “5-S Approach” to get the most out of their wine sampling:  See, Swirl, Sniff, Sip, and Swallow.  This process reveals all the elements that help us really appreciate and enjoy all the sensations wine has to offer.


Join us for this interesting and helpful presentation.


Thursday, October 13 from 4:15-5:00 pm

Register HERE for this free event.



Israel Advocacy Committee presents

Israeli Journalist for the Jerusalem post



Israel and Its Coming Election


Thursday, October 20

5:00 pm, ET on Zoom


Register HERE for this free event


The Zoom link will be emailed 2 hours prior to the event, to those who register.

Click on image for more information.

Movies That Matter SWFL


Wednesday, October 19 at 4 pm



"The Best of Enemies"

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

4:00 pm EST Expert Panel Discussion/Audience Q&A on Zoom

Advance Registration required - $5 per ticket

NOTE: Pre-watch the film on Amazon or many other streaming platforms, and then join us for the Zoom Panel discussion 


This movie is based on the true story of the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader. During the racially charged summer of 1971, they come together to co-chair a community summit on the desegregation of schools in Durham, N.C.


Our Panelists are: Vincent Keeys, President, Collier County NAACP; Kathy Schillreff, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Marco Island. Member of the Diocese of Venice’s Race and Reconciliation Committee; and Brian Lipton, Regional Director, West Coast Florida, American Jewish Committee.



Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6 pm


The Human Rights Film Coalition of SWFL will present its annual series of outstanding documentaries for community viewing and discussion. This year, the series will be re-named "Movies That Matter SWFL - The Steve Brazina Memorial Film Series" honoring the late Steve Brazina who passed away earlier this year. Steve was instrumental in founding the series and film selections.


Each of the three films presented will include an expert panel discussion and audience Q&A. Please note: the discussion for the October 19th event will take place via Zoom - you will need to watch the film on your own prior to the Zoom discussion.


The November 2nd and November 9th programs will return to the Paragon Theater - Pavilion location (833 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34108, Phone: 239-596-0008.) These will begin at 6:00pm; please arrive at 5:45pm for seating.


Tickets are required for each film and Sponsorships are available.


Buy your tickets HERE


The Catholic-Jewish Dialogue

of Collier County



84th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

“The Night of Broken Glass”


With Guest Speaker:

Suzanne Brown-Fleming


Sunday, November 6

2:30 PM


Temple Shalom

4630 Pine Ridge Rd.

Naples, FL 34109



Please register HERE

Refreshments will be served and we need to know how many will be attending.



Jewish Genealogy
Tuesday, November 8
1:00-2:30 pm EDT, Zoom
Send your RSVP for Zoom link to
Arthur Sissman
Topic: Productivity and Efficiency in Genealogy Research - What, Where, How
Successful and efficient genealogical research involves knowing how to use your computer to your advantage. This meeting is designed to answer your questions about “stuff” that genealogists don’t talk about and learn about by happenstance!? 

Presented  by

Israel Advocacy Committee


Free Zoom Event

Wednesday, November 16

3:00 pm ET


Register Here



with speaker 

Lyn Julius


Community Wide Chanukah Celebration


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

5:00-6:00 pm

Mercato on the Lawn


Register  HERE

for this free event, so we can plan accordingly.

Annual Naples Klezmer Revival Band Concert


Tuesday, January 31


6:00-7:15 pm


South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway


Free event


In January, reserve your free tickets here


Support the event!

Reserve your seat and become a Patron. Patron tickets are $50 each.

Be a Patron today! Click here.


Celebrate Israel @ 75


Sunday, March 26

11:30-1:30 pm


at the

Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center


Free event for all!


For security purposes and planning purposes,

please pre-register HERE

The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples offers a variety of programs.

There are art lessons, books discussions, movie discussions, speakers and more.

We have a wide variety of programs.

Please consider donating towards programming.


Click here to make a donation.