Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County


The purpose of the Catholic-Jewish Dialogue is to engage
Jews and Catholics in understanding their past history and
advancing the cause of mutual understanding and
appreciation of their differences, as well as their


This group is a subcommittee of the

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of JFGN


Upcoming CJD Program
We invite you to join us for a discussion on Sunday, March 17 at 2:30 pm on interfaith marriage: exploring the opportunities for cultural and spiritual growth.  Can it actually strengthen religious beliefs and observance for both faiths? 
Clergy from both the Catholic and Jewish faiths will be joining us to explore the viewpoints of their respective religions.  We are honored to have the Very Reverend Robert Kantor, Pastor of St. Agnes Church and Rabbi Frank Muller of Naples.
Following an overview given by each of the clergy, a brief question and answer session will be open to all attendees.  Immediately following that will be a round table discussion to include the following questions, as well as any related questions anyone wishes to discuss. 
The debate of interfaith unions has been around longer than Tevya and Fiddler on the Roof.  We hope this time together will enrich and enlighten us as we explore interfaith marriage at a time in our cultures when the number of the “faithful” may appear to be diminishing.
Please register for this free program here:





Please call (239) 263-4205 to RSVP for all events.

Free admission to most events.

Donations payable to JFGN are
always welcomed.


Previous Events



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.


2023 CJD Programs


Catholic Jewish Dialogue of Collier County


Sunday, February 19th, 2:30 PM Book review with the author "The People in the

Room", "Rabbis, Nuns, Pastors, Popes and Presidents" by Rabbi James

Rudin.  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


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

Church 625 111th Ave. N. Naples 34109



Sunday, March 5th, 2:30 PM Movie presentation "Stolen Summer" a poignant story of

two young boys, Catholic and Jewish. The Jewish one is dying and the

Catholic one believes he needs to convert him so he will go to heaven.

Location: St. William Ministry Center, Seagate Drive, directly across

the street from Saks 5th Avenue


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



Kristallnacht Commemorative Program


Sunday, November 6, 2022

Click here to watch the recording.


The Kristallnacht event story appeared in November 11, 2022 Florida Catholic, which is distributed throughout the Diocese of Venice.

Click HERE to read the article.


Sun., APRIL 3, 2022 

Rabbi Skorka Presentation

 at St John the Evangelist 625 111th Ave. N, Naples, FL

2021 Kristallnacht Commemorative Service


Watch the recording below.


Kristallnacht Commemoration Service

Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3:00 pm

The Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County invites the community to the annual commemoration of Kristallnacht. This is the event eighty-three years ago recognized by most historians as “The Night the Holocaust Began."
The event is co-sponsored by Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County; Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples; Diocese of Venice,FL, GenShoah of SWFL, and the Holocaust Museum & Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center.


Guest Speaker: 

Rabbi Micah Greenstein