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

The Community Yom HaShoah Program will begin at 7:00 pm 

Candle lighting and readings to be followed 
by a live performance of
REMEMBER:The Story of Abe Price
Q&A will follow this live performance



Thank you to the following Sponsor,

Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, 

along with these co-sponsors:


Beth Tikvah

Chabad of Naples

GenShoah of SWFL

Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center

Jewish Congregation of Marco Island

Naples Jewish Congregation

Temple Shalom



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Please register for upcoming programs.

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For any program question,

please email Renee HERE.


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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!

Happy Passover!


Due to the Jewish holiday, the office is closing early on Wednesday, April 5 and closed on

Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7.


Upcoming Programs



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!? 

Summer Book Discussion


Sally Koslow, The Real Mrs. Tobias, on Wednesday, June 28 from 11 am-12pm

Weina Dai Randel, The Last Rose of Shanghai, on Wednesday, July 26, 11 am-12 pm 

Rachel Barenbaum, Atomic Anna, on Wednesday, August 30 from 11 am-12 pm 

Howard Blum, The Spy Who Knew Too Much, on Wednesday, September 27 from 11 am-12 pm 


Read the books in advance at your leisure and come together for a discussion.


Each author will be Zooming in.

Attendees can attend In Person at the Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center or Zoom in


Please register for one or all book discussions HERE

Free program for all.

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.