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 Mfriedland@jewishnaples.org

 

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  • 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 register for upcoming programs.

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For any program question,

please email Renee HERE.

 

Click here to read the Jan. 30 eblast

Click here to read the Jan. 23 eblast

Click here to read the Jan. 16 eblast

 

To read the PJ Library February eblast, click here.

 


 

 

 

 

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

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

 

SPONSORS: Click HERE for more information


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please click here to become a Patron and buy tickets
 
If you become a Patron by January 25, you will be acknowledged in the
March 2023 Federation Star.

 

Upcoming Programs

 


 

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 https://collierlibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?nomobile=1&ag=842

 

Support the event!

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

Be a Patron today! Click here.

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. Upcoming sessions are

Monday, February 6,

both 12 to 3 p.m.

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 chirsch1951@gmail.com

 

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:

Thursdays, starting January 19, 2023 to February 23, 2023

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern Time Zone

Number of Sessions: 6

Adults Only, $297

 

REGISTER HERE

Jewish Book Festival

 

And How are the Children?

by Marjorie Margolies

 

Wednesday, February 1

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

 

This event is sponsored by 

Senior Housing Solutions and Women's Cultural Alliance



For more information on the Jewish Book Festival, click here.

To become a Patron or buy individual tickets at $25, click here.

The Zoom link will go out 2 hours prior to the start of each event.

Click on image for more information.

Naples Jewish Congregation

presents

 

Julie Silver

 

Thursday, February 2

7:00 pm

 

Friday, February 3

7:00 pm

Make reservations for Benefactor Preferred seating ($75.00) or General Seating ($50.00)

 



CLICK HERE to purchase with your credit card

 

or mail your check, made payable to NJC, along with your name, address phone number & email, to

NJC, P.O. Box 111994, Naples, FL 34108

 

Sponsored in part 

Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

Naples Jewish Film Festival 

It's time to subscribe!

 

Celebrating our 10th Season LIVE, 

Sunday, February 12

Film 1:00 PM

Sugden Community Theatre

 

Movies, Tickets and all important Film information can be found at

www.NaplesJewishFilmFestival.org or 239-434-1818

 

Sponsored in part by Jewish Federation of Greater Naples 

JCMI & JFGN presents

Jewish Film Festival

Schachten

 

Sunday, February 12

 

Film 2:00 PM

Reception Following the Film

Jewish Congregation of Marco Island

991 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island

 

The young Jewish Austrian businessman Victor is a witness to how the prosecution of a Nazi crime perpetrated against his family unjustly fails in the courtroom. When Victor also loses his grief stricken father and his girlfriend's family opposes their relationship and his being Jewish, Victor completely loses faith in the system and pursues matters via a different path.  110  Minutes 

To buy single tickets or series tickets, call JCMI with your credit card: 239-642-0800

Jewish Book Festival

 

Tuesday, Feb. 14

2:00 pm ET, In Person at JFGN and on Zoom

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

 

The Thread Collectors

by Shaunna Edwards and Alyson Richman

 

Sponsored by

 

Alison Craig Home Furnishings

 

and

 

Temple Shalom Men's Club

 



For more information on the Jewish Book Festival, click here.

To become a Patron or buy individual tickets at $25, click here.

The Zoom link will go out 2 hours prior to the start of each event.

Jewish Genealogy
 
Tuesday, February 14
1:00-2:30 pm EDT, Zoom
Send your RSVP for Zoom link to
Arthur Sissman genresearch13@yahoo.com
 
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!? 

Jewish Disability Advocacy Day

The Jewish Federations of North America, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies proudly present

 

The 13th Annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day, Day of Action 

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 

Kick-Off Community Virtual Program

12:00 – 1:00 PM EST 

Register Here

We will come together for a program of education, advocacy, empowerment, and impact.

JCMI presents

The 2023 Saul I Stern Cultural Series

 

Charlie Blum Sinatra’s Great American Songbook ~Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Sinatra's greatest hits return with an evening of musical memories.

“His styling and vocals are so polished and persuasive” - Chicago Tribune

 

Jewish Congregation of Marco Island

991 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island



To buy single tickets or series tickets, call JCMI with your credit card: 239-642-0800

In Partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

Catholic Jewish Dialogue

invites the community

 

Sunday, February 19th, 2:30 PM Book review with the author "The People in the Room", "Rabbis, Nuns, Pastors, Popes and Presidents" by Rabbi JamesRudin. 

Rabbi Rudin will take us inside the Vatican, Camp David and all over the

globe where he worked a lifetime of dialogue.

The book is available on Amazon.

 

Location: Pulte Family Life Center at St. John the Evangelist Catholic

Church 625 111th Ave. N. Naples 34109

 

Please make your reservation for this free program at: cjdialogue@naples.net.

CJD is a subcommittee of the JCRC of the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

"Winning the Battle Against Anti-semitic Hate on Social Media"  

Guest Speaker: Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2:00 pm

 

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center

Free event for all. Register Here.

 

Israel's leading activist attorney, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of the Shurat HaDin Law Center, will deliver a lecture presenting the legal battle she has waged against the internet giants to rein in the extremist messaging, incitement to anti-Semitic violence and Israel bashing on social media.

Ms. Darshan-Leitner will detail the behind-the-scenes story of how, in 2015, in the midst of a heinous terror wave in the Jewish State, Israeli victims launched an international courtroom struggle against the social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, to hold them legally liable for providing material support to the Palestinian extremist groups. Next month their high profile case, Gonzalez v. Google, will be heard by the US Supreme Court in what is expected to be an unprecedented decision that could bring the Big Tech companies to their knees. Come here a fascinating lecture of how the terror victims and their lawyers are finally turning the tables on those targeting the world Jewish community and Israel.   

 

Click here to register for this free event!

Jewish Book Festival

 

Rebel Daughter

by Lori Banov Kaufmann

 

Tuesday, Feb. 28

2:00 pm ET, on Zoom

 

This event is sponsored by 

Hadassah Collier/Lee Chapter



For more information on the Jewish Book Festival, click here.

To become a Patron or buy individual tickets at $18, click here.

The Zoom link will go out 2 hours prior to the start of each event.

JCMI & JFGN presents

Jewish Film Festival

Where Life Belongs

 

Sunday, March 19

 

Film 2:00 PM

Reception Following the Film

Jewish Congregation of Marco Island

991 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island

 

An ultra-orthodox Jewish family from Aix-les-Bains comes to a farm in Calabria for a brief stay every year to carry out a sacred mission: harvesting citrons. Here Elio, the farm owner, meets Esther, the rabbi’s daughter, who is tired of the constraints imposed by her religion. Through this relationship, Esther will understand the importance of freedom and find her path, and, in the same way, Elio will find the peace he had lost for a long time.  100 Minutes 

To buy single tickets or series tickets, call JCMI with your credit card: 239-642-0800

 

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

 

 

 

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

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.  

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 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.

 


 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Jan

30

HolMsm Ellaine Rosen Lecture 3 of 5 "Nazi Looted Art - Unfinished Business"

Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd.
Naples, FL 34110

Jan

30

JCMI Bingo

Melissa Kalloo 991 Winterberry Drive
Marco Island, FL 34145