The Federation Star, the monthly newspaper of the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, is the one publication that ties together the Jewish community of Greater Naples and surrounding areas. If something locally is happening that is Jewish-related, you’ll find out about it in the pages of the Federation Star.

The newspaper was first published 29 years ago, and has gone through several design, paper, size and editorial changes.

Each month, readers of the Federation Star get news and updates on all Jewish-related local events including the Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival, two Jewish Film Festivals, People of the Book event, Community Chanukah Celebrations, Israel Advocacy speakers, book study groups, and timely lectures. They also get updates from the area’s five synagogues and numerous local Jewish organizations. It’s the place they turn to for community news, the community calendar, candle lighting times, a business directory and much more. The newspaper also has a Focus on Youth section, Israel & the Jewish World items, commentary pieces and general Jewish interest articles.

The Federation Star is mailed to the Jewish households in the area and is also available at the Federation offices and several local synagogues. It can also be found online on this website.

The mission of the Federation Star is to represent Jewish life in the Greater Naples area by providing the voice that reports news, information, programs and events important to the local Jewish community. In accomplishing this mission, the newspaper seeks to:

  • Celebrate Jewish life in Greater Naples
  • Inform, enrich and entertain its readers
  • Strengthen Jewish identity and facilitate participation in Jewish community life
  • Provide an efficient advertising and editorial network to businesses that serve our area
  • Provide dynamic and effective outreach to the Jewish and interfaith community
  • Provide a forum for discussion to engage and educate the Jewish family
  • Assist the Jewish Federation and its beneficiary agencies to achieve community-building goals
  • Bring to its readers the joy of being Jewish

For more information and to advertise in the Federation Star, 
please call Joy Walker  (941) 284-0520.

May 2023 Issue

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