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Upcoming Programs





The 92nd Street Y program provides programming in the following categories: arts and entertainment, comedy, dance, literary, science and technology, business and finance, concerts, and food talks. The biggest names appear: Josh Groban, Gene Wilder, Billy Joel and Beverly Sills to name just a few. These programs will come to you in our own Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center, starting in October.

The topics and speakers will be announced approximately one month before their presentation, so you will need to pay attention to the weekly Eblast for those details, cost, and registration.


Register HERE


Our collaboration with the 92nd Street Y brings cultural events to Naples from the most cultural organization in the United States. How lucky we are that they have chosen us to present their offerings here in Naples, FL!

The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples and JDC invite you to:

The JDC & Global Crises - A Jewish Response


Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center

Tuesday, October 17


6:00-6:30 PM refreshments

6:30 Presentation


Free event for the community.

Please register so we can plan accordingly.


Please register 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 at the Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center, 4720 Pine Ridge Road. Sessions will be held on:

  • Monday, October 9
  • Monday, October 23
  • Thursday, November 9
  • Tuesday, November 28
  • Wednesday, December 20
  • Wednesday, January 24
  • Tuesday, February 20
  • Wednesday, March 6
  • Wednesday, March 13
  • Thursday, April 4
  • Monday, April 8

Each session is from 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.  

For more information contact Carol Hirsch at chirsch1951@gmail.com

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


Elliott Katz 2023 Lecture Series at the

Jewish Federation of Greater Naples


2023 Friday presentation schedule:

October 6: Oh Canada

October 13: The Universities and The Ivy's

November 3: Hooray For Hollywood

November 17: Casablanca

December 1 : Hitler's Jewish Princess

December 15: The Farhud



Presentations are 10:00-11:30 am with Q&A to follow

Series tickets: $145 pp 

Individual tickets $30 pp


Purchase 2023 tickets HERE



January-March 2024 Elliott Katz Lectures



Purchase 2024 tickets HERE



2024 Friday presentation schedule:

January 12: The United Nations Blinks, Again

January 26: Very Rich, Very Beautiful, Very Bad

February 9: These Were Not, Nice Jewish Boys

February 23: They Said It Couldn’t Happen Here, It Did

March 8: The Black Experience, under the Swastika, You Will Be Surprised

March 22: The New York Times, It Never Learns

March 29: Saluting America And the American Soldier


Presentations are 10:00-11:30 am with Q&A to follow

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center

Series tickets: $150 pp 

4 tickets: $100

Individual tickets $35 pp

Tickets can be purchased at the door, if seats are available


Movies That Matter SWFL


Poor Kids on October 18 at 4 pm on Zoom


Repairing The World on October 25 at 4 pm on Zoom


The Invisible Class on November 1 at 4 pm on Zoom


Tickets are free, but registration is required.

Click here to register.


A Magical Evening with Joshua Jay


Wednesday, November 1




Purchase tickets here




Joshua Jay is coming to Naples!


Be sure to save November first, a very special day!

A MAGIC SHOW is coming with world famous Joshua Jay!


He’ll do magic and choose helpers, maybe one or maybe two?

Such wonder and excitement - a great show just for you!


Type Joshua Jay Magician, just straight into your browser.

You’ll say he is amazing! And then you will shout WOWZER!


This is of course, quite special - something you’ll want to attend.

You can go there all alone or can go with a friend!


More details, will be on their way, very, very soon.

A show with famous Joshua Jay - we are over the moon!


So save the date which now you know is November the first!

We are all so excited, we could literally burst!


Poem by Gayle Dorio and Cathy Silver

Singles Social Group

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


Potluck Lunch

Bring food and meet new friends!


Monday, October 23 at 12:30 PM


Please bring Kosher Style, dairy or parve foods,

desserts or drinks to share.


Email Renee to RSVP and let her know what you will bring


This is a great way to connect with one another.

Are you Jewish and single and are looking to meet others? If yes, then this group is for you.

Kristallnacht Commemoration Program


Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 2:30 pm


The Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County invites all to our annual Kristallnacht Commemoration.

This year’s event will take place at 2:30 pm on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church on 5225 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, 34116.


Our speaker will be Rabbi David Maayan of Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies. Rabbi Maayan’s extensive teaching background has been dedicated to promoting understanding between Catholics and Jews.


Theologies of the Other: Catholics and Jews After the Holocaust


This program is sponsored by: Jewish Federation of Greater Naples and Diocese of Venice in Florida.


Refreshments will be served.

Please register for this free program so we can plan accordingly


Register HERE

Mah Jongg Lessons

Rooter will teach you how to play Mah Jongg at the

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center.


This free class is limited to 6 people and is only for those who know nothing about Mah Jongg.

The first two classes are mandatory.

If you don’t have the Mahj card, please be ready to purchase it.


6 consecutive Mondays from 9:30-11:30 am on

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6


Please email Rooter to let her know that you will be attending:  rootershop@icloud.com

Pink Challah Bake

Everyone is invited to attend this free program

Thursday, November 9

7:00 PM

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center

Register HERE so we can plan accordingly

Tech Squad is here to help you!

Tuesday, November 28

3:00-5:00 PM 

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center


Have you ever asked your child or grandchild for computer or phone help? Wouldn't you like to feel more confident using technology? How to set up your Facebook account? Face-timing? Trouble with Zoom? Well, the Neumann Tech Squad is here to help! NTS comprises high school students from St. John Neumann School in Naples who have computer, apps, and social media skills they want to share with you. No cost.


Register HERE

Christians & Jews United Against Antisemitism


A Groundbreaking Event to Inform Unite and Activate


Thursday, November 30

7:00 PM


Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center


Co-Sponsored by CAMERA's Partnership of Christians & Jews


Jewish Federation of Greater Naples



Registration coming soon

Sunday, December 3

Jewish Book Festival begins with

Mitch Albom

The Little Liar

Purchase Patron or individual tickets here

Scott Lasensky will speak about

Can 'Jewish Peoplehood' Save the Jewish People?

Everyone is invited to attend this Israel and Overseas presentation


Monday, December 4

7 PM


Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center


Register for this free program HERE



Everyone is invited!


Community Wide Chanukah Celebration


Monday, December 11

5:00-6:00 PM


Mercato on the Lawn


Please register for this free program so we can plan accordingly.


Register HERE

Kantika: A Novel

by Elizabeth Graver


Thursday, December 14, 2023

 1:00 PM


To become a Patron or buy individual tickets, click HERE

Arthritic Exercise Class

With Leslie Lilien

“if you don’t use it, you will lose it”


Leslie will be teaching classes on Mondays and Thursdays

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center


Arthritic exercise covers balance, cardio, mobility, endurance, and much more. Please come and enjoy work at your own pace bring your water wear workout clothes and good supportive sneakers bring light weights if you have them.


$5 per class, but hurry, buy a package of 10 classes now through October for just $40 (2 free classes!).

These 10 classes can be redeemed for any Mondays and/or Thursdays through the end of October 2023.

Register HERE

Permanent Weight Loss For Emotional Eaters Classes

Join us for this 8-week online series of classes 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 lose weight permanently.


If you feel you lack the self-discipline to lose weight and keep it off, then we’ve got good news for you!  Losing weight isn’t about self-discipline or relying on willpower to force yourself to never eat junk food again.  The solution is to learn how to rewire your brain’s neural pathways to train your brain to not want to overeat or eat junk food as much.  This is what actually makes weight loss easier and permanent. 


Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • If you're an emotional eater using food for reasons other than nutrition or fuel, you'll learn how to process those emotions in a healthy way without turning to food
  • If you're a yo-yo dieter, you'll uncover the thoughts that have kept you stuck in the lose/gain cycle and how to break it
  • If you have anxiety or drama about food and your weight, you'll learn how to calm your brain and be able to relax and stay in control around food


The secret sauce to this program is a mindset tool based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy called the Thought Model.  You'll learn how to use the Thought Model and many other amazing 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.  And you’ll also create a simple, customized, healthy food protocol that fits easily into your lifestyle - no counting calories or points!


The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples is co-sponsoring these classes and a portion of the tuition will benefit them.  Eight consecutive classes meet online via Zoom once a week for an hour, you pick the class series that starts on the day and time that works best for you.  Each class builds on the next, so please plan to attend all eight.  However, if you need to miss one, arrangements can be made for you to watch a recording to catch up.



Come join us for a game or two of Bingo.

FUN Prizes will be given out to the winners.

Free program for all members

Date & Time: TBD


Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center





Come join us. It's a fun game.



1:00-3:00 pm

Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center

Please send Renee an email HERE to let her know you will be attending this free program.

Super Samba Card Game

Come play!


Thursdays from 12:30-4 pm


Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center

Please send Renee an email HERE to let her know you will be attending this free program.

Jewish Genealogy
2nd Tuesday of every month
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!? 

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.