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We Are Here For You


Hurricane Irma swept up the southwest coast of Florida and tried to blow away our beautiful piece of paradise. But she was unsuccessful- we are here to stay. Hurricane Irma did, in fact, do considerable harm to our community. We will need to begin a strong rebuilding process as soon as possible. Thankfully, as far as we know, no lives were lost.
 

Damage to homes and property were sustained locally and as a result, we anticipate many needs in the days to come. But it is the human toll that we will need to address first. And Federation is here for you. 
 

We know that it will take time for us to evaluate and assess what all the needs will be. This is when our community comes together for the greater good. In anticipation of those needs, both human and structural, we are creating the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for the Greater Naples/Marco Island Jewish community. 100% of the money donated to this fund will be utilized to rebuild the lives of our families, to help our local agencies continue their great services, and to assist congregations who serve our faith community.
 

We can only do all this with YOUR help. We need your help to rebuild quickly and effectively.
 

This is a special needs campaign, in addition to your usual commitment to Campaign 2017. This fund is separate from the annual Campaign. Please remember to support Campaign 2017, and even consider increasing your gift, so we will be able to continue doing the good work of our Jewish Federation.
 

"The whole of the community is greater than the sum of its parts" and we are a whole community. Your generous gifts keep us whole.

 

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9/15/17

Shalom!
 
Hurricane Irma swept through the shores of Florida, and thankfully has now left our immediate Greater Naples area. We hope that all of our community members are safe and sound.
 
The Jewish Federation of Collier County will be open on Monday, September 18.

We hope our phones will be working and we hope we have internet service.

 

We will begin to assess the situation in our Jewish community and the greater general community. We will work with all of our congregations, agencies, and organizations to help restore our community.
 
What we have heard from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office is the need for patience. Roads are clogged with debris and live power lines are down. They have indicated that recovery will take some time.
 
With help from JFNA we have been able to post this message on our website.
 
Please feel free to be in direct contact with us.
 
You may reach Jeffrey Feld on his cell phone: 901.299.6438
or via email jfeld1767@gmail.com
 
You may reach Jane Schiff on her cell phone: 404-307-6878 
or via email janeschiff42@gmail.com
  
This is a time when we need to come together to help each other and rebuild our community. Thank you for being committed to our Jewish community.
 

The Jewish Federation of Collier County

Federation is the central Jewish community-building organization, providing a social service network that helps Jews locally, in Israel and globally.

Jewish Education / Youth Programs

Federation provides partial scholarships for Jewish camps and teen Israel experiences; support of religious education for all ages at our local synagogues; and support for the Naples BBYO chapters of AZA & BBG.

Social Services

Federation provides major funding for Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida's case management and counseling.

Community Relations

The Jewish Community Relations Council conducts outreach through programming and education in the Jewish and general communities. A Human Needs Award and Stand Up For Justice Educator Award are presented annually.

Israel & Global Jewry

Support programs include Neve Michael Children's Village and the Sapir Community Center in Israel, the Progressive Synagogue Preschool in Ukraine, and transportation for the ORT school in Ukraine.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
 


Our thoughts and prayers go to those affected by hurricane Harvey. 
 

An emergency relief mailbox has been opened. 100% of the monies contributed to that emergency relief mailbox will go to those affected by this catastrophic hurricane. 
 

Checks may be made payable to the Jewish Federation of Collier County, please identify that it is intended for the emergency relief, and mail to: 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Suite 2201, Naples, FL  34109

Federation Campaign Video

Our Federation: photos

The Jewish Federation of Collier County support these programs. Jeffrey Feld visited Israel this past summer.

New to the area or considering a move here? Connections is your guide to Jewish living in Collier County. 
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Programs & Grants

Made possible by the generous donors of the Jewish Federation of Collier County