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Join us on Sunday, March 26


11:30 AM-1:30 PM



Celebrate Israel @ 75



Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center


4720 Pine Ridge Rd.



Please register HERE

so we can plan accordingly.


Free event for the

entire community!


Community Wide Yom HaShoah Program


Monday, April 17 


7:00-8:15 pm


Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center


Click here to make a reservation for this free program

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For any program question,

please email Renee HERE.


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Friends of Celebrate Israel @ 75

Our pride in Israel grows as we edge closer to her 75th anniversary.  Celebrate Israel @ 75 is seeking donations of $75 towards the community celebration on March 26, 2023.   Blessed with a matching gift by an anonymous donor, your support of this event doubles in value immediately.   Be among those who are helping put on a very fitting and memorable event.

Click HERE to become a Friend of Celebrate Israel @ 75


Annual Community Campaign Matching Grant

We have been given an anonymous $25,000.00 matching grant towards our Annual Community Campaign.

Your contributions will be matched by either increasing your 2023 gift from last year’s gift or by donating a new gift if you didn’t give a gift last year.

Questions - Marcy Friedland, FRD Director - 239-263-4205 or

Donate Here!


Upcoming Programs





JCRC Announces 8th Annual Day of Learning

“Vibrant Naples – Can It Be Sustained?”

1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center


Register Here for this free event


As part of its mission, the JCRC seeks to build bridges of communication and understanding 

with the broader Naples community.  Accordingly, this year’s Day of Learning will address a 

topic that will be of interest to the entire Naplescommunity: “Vibrant Naples -- Can It Be Sustained?”  

All residents of the Greater Naples community are encouragedto participate.  The Day of Learning, 

as well the Jewish Federation’s new Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center, provide aforum for 

new ideas and understandings that will enrich our entire community.  

Greater Naples and Collier County are referred to as the Paradise Coast for a reason -- 

it is a wonderful place to live.

The line-up of speakers for the Day of Learning are all specialists in their chosen fields—fields that contribute to ourquality of life here in Greater Naples

Each speaker will be sharing their thoughts and answering your questions on what 

needs to be done to keep ourrapidly expanding community at the forefront in 

each of their fields of expertise.  

In March we present four films from our ongoing original production - documentary series Southwest Florida Jewish Pioneers at the new Jewish Federation of Greater Naples headquarters to honor four outstanding individuals who are no longer with us.

March 21 Murray’s Mile, the film about Murray Hendel; most famous unelected official Naples/Collier ever had. d. 2022


March 28 The Song Meister, the film about Gene Goodman. Benny Goodman’s younger brother and a prolific music publisher. d. 2022


All presentations will begin at 3 p.m. and end at 4 p.m., except March 21 at 4:30 p.m.


Location: Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center

No fee to attend, must register by, email

Jewish Book Festival 

Two Author Event

Wednesday, March 22

2:00 pm ET, In Person at Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center and on Zoom


Individual tickets, $25 or Household Zoom ticket, $25  

Purchase tickets here

More After the Break: A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories by Jen Maxfield



Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes by Ira Rosen


Sponsored by

Men's Cultural Alliance

Wollman Gehrke & Associates, P.A.

Women's Cultural Alliance


Celebrate Israel @ 75


Sunday, March 26

11:30-1:30 pm


at the

Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center

4720 Pine Ridge Rd.


Free event for all!


For security purposes and planning purposes,

please pre-register HERE




Our pride in Israel grows as we edge closer to her 75th anniversary.  Celebrate Israel @ 75 is seeking donations of $75 towards the community celebration.

Click HERE to become a Friend of Celebrate Israel @ 75

Friends of Celebrate Israel @ 75 will be listed in the Federation Star

SPONSORS: Click HERE for more information

IAC presents


Building Partnership and Coexistence Between Jewish and Arab Citizens of Israel




Lee Gordon, Hand in Hand Co-Founder and Director of American Friends of Hand in Hand

We invite you to join us to learn about Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel



Monday, March 27, 10:00 AM

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center


Register Here for this free program




Hand in Hand has created a growing network of integrated public schools in Israel, serving Israeli Arab and Jewish children, teens, their families and the wider community. These integrated schools are a model for coexistence and partnership for Jews and Arabs in Israel and for overcoming the conflict and separation that characterizes the relationship between these communities. Now with six schools and over 2,000 students enrolled, Hand in Hand is making an important impact in Israeli society.

Great Opportunity for Fun and Giving with Beading for Betterment

with Carol Hirsch


         Whether you are an experienced “beader” or have never made a beaded necklace, please join the group for a fun beading session. All are welcome. 

There will be free sessions twice a month at the Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center, 4720 Pine Ridge Road. 


Friday, March 31

from 12:00-3:00 PM


Come to one or come to all! 

If you have your own supplies, please bring them. If not, supplies will be provided and only a donation will be requested so that more supplies can be purchased.   Donations toward the supplies, and/or gift cards to Michael’s or JoAnn’s are always accepted either by those attending the sessions or anyone who wants to contribute.

For more information contact Carol Hirsch at


This program is sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Naples and Temple Shalom


Permanent Weight Loss for Emotional Eaters

What if you could look back on 2023 and say that was the year everything changed in your life…for the better?  That you finally freed yourself from food drama, emotional eating and lost the weight permanently?

Diane Lynn did it in 2018 and is now teaching others how to do it, too.  Join us for online classes taught by Diane, a certified weight loss coach, for a 6-week journey to learn how your brain is likely sabotaging your weight loss efforts and how to retrain it so you’ll think differently about food and never gain the weight back again.

You’ll also get a personalized, healthy food protocol that fits easily into your lifestyle - no counting calories or points!  The secret sauce to Diane’s weight loss coaching is a thought framework tool based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy called the Thought Model.  Diane will teach you the Thought Model and many other concepts and tools so you’ll have a do-it-yourself way to help you manage your thoughts, feelings and actions to get to your goal weight and stay in a healthy eating mindset for the rest of your life.

If you’d like to learn more about Diane and her program, check out her brochure here


Session schedule:

Tuesdays, April 4 through May 9

4:00-5:00 pm on Zoom


Number of Sessions: 6

Adults Only, $297



Singles Social Group


Calling all single guys and gals to play canasta together


Monday, April 10

1-4 pm

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center

Free to JFGN, MCA & WCA members.

Register here


Jewish Singles who are members of the Jewish Federation, MCA or WCA are invited

Jewish Genealogy
Tuesday, April 11
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!? 

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.