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Single Social Group
Are you interested in meeting MCA & WCA singles?
Membership is required.
Hebrew Language Speaking Group
 
If you can follow and participate in a conversation in Hebrew, this group is for you!
We will gather once a month with a theme to follow or just to catch up and converse while learning new words. This group is open to the entire community.
Contact Luba here. if you are interested in joining this group.
Make-A-Will
 
August is National Make-A-Will month.
Contact TOP Jewish Foundation for a copy of a free estate planning guide: Planning Your Legacy.
Please call 813-961-9090 for more information.
 

 

Please register for upcoming programs.

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For any program question,

please email Renee HERE.

 

To read the August 8 eblast, click here.

To read the August 1 eblast, click here.

 

 

To read the PJ Library August eblast, click here.

 

 

 

Jewish Community Directory
 
Jewish Federation of Greater Naples will be publishing the 2023 Community Directory.
 
  • If your information has NOT changed from the 2022 edition, then you do NOT have to do anything.
 
  • If there are changes to be made or you do NOT want to be listed, fill out the form and return by October 10. Click on the image.
 
If we do not hear from you by October 10, we will assume we have your permission to publish your name and contact information as we currently have them in our files.

Click on image for more information.

 

Upcoming Programs

Jewish Genealogy
 
Tuesday, August 9
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!? 
Mix and Mingle
 
Wednesday, August 10 at 6 pm
Mix and Mingle will meet for dinner at Season’s 52
Each person will pay individually and meet in the private room.
Address: 8930 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL, 34108
 
 
 
This is a great way to connect with one another.
Are you 55+ up, Jewish and single and are looking to meet others? If yes, then this group is for you.
Jewish families with children
are invited to this free event
 
Sunday, August 14
3:30-4:30 pm
Tumbles Naples
 

Grace and Frankie Discussion

 

This Netflix original re-teams Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin ("9 to 5") as Grace and Frankie, respectively, bringing their chemistry to the small screen.

Watch this series at your leisure, then come together and share your favorite scenes and stories with us on Zoom.

 

Monday, August 15

1:00-2:00 pm, ET

Register Here

 

Anyone who wants to send questions or comments in advance should do so.

This event is free.

The Zoom link will be emailed 2 hours prior to the start of this program to those who RSVP.

Borgen Series Discussion

 

The Netflix series, Borgen, is about the first woman prime minister of Denmark. It takes place in the present, but pre-Covid times, so it's not historical.  Watch this at your leisure and come together on Zoom to discuss this with moderator Janet Silver.

 

Wednesday, August 24

3:00-4:00 pm, ET on Zoom

Register Here

 

The series is well-dubbed in English. It was recommended by The New York Times.

Jan Silver, moderator, is a retired NY editor/journalist (Newsweek, Mademoiselle, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Dan’s Papers) who specialized in business, the performing arts, health & fitness and travel.

 

Anyone who wants to send questions in advance should do so. 

This event is free.

The Zoom link will be emailed 2 hours prior to the start of this program to those who RSVP.

Summer Book Discussions
Come to one or come to all!

Wednesday, August 31
12:00-12:30 pm on Zoom
The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
We will meet the author on Tue. Sept, 27 at 8 pm.
 
Wednesday, September 21
11:00-11:30 am on Zoom
Join the author: R.L. Maizes for this discussion.
Ask her questions about her two books!
Other People's Pets and We Love Anderson Cooper.
 
Read these books at your leisure, then come together on Zoom to discuss it. Bring your questions, comments and thoughts. Listen to what others have to say about this book. Some authors will make an appearance!
These books can be found via the Collier County Library System or you can purchase them via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
 
Everyone is invited to the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples Summer Book Club Discussions.

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem Discussion

 

Watch Season 1 & 2 on Netflix at your leisure.

Join us on Zoom to discuss the characters, scenes, and plot.

Free program for all.

 

Thursday, September 8

Time 4:00-4:45 pm

Register Here.

 

The story flips back and forth between decades, from the Ottoman Empire era to the days of the British Mandate of Palestine, which eventually becomes the state of Israel. The series showcases Judeo-Spanish traditions and chronicles the dynamics of pre-state Jerusalem, including tensions between its Jewish, Arab and Christian residents — with dialogue in Hebrew, English, Arabic, and even Ladino, a rarity in Israeli TV.

If you would like to facilitate/moderate this program, please contact Renee'

Are you 55+ up, Jewish and single and are looking to meet others?

If yes, then this group is for you.

 

Join Instructor Raquel Austin in:

Healing breath awareness and stretching in the comfort of sitting on a chair

 

Come join us for this free introductory class.

 

Wednesday, September 14

10:30-11:00 am

Jewish Federation of Greater Naples Community Room

Limit 10.

Please RSVP to Renee here

Jewish families with children
are invited to this free event
 
Sunday, September 18
3:30-4:30 pm
Tumbles Naples
 
 
 
 
 Book Club Discussion
Free event for all!
 
Wednesday, September 21
11:00-11:30 am on Zoom
 
Join the author: R.L. Maizes for this discussion.
Ask her questions about her two books!
Other People's Pets and We Love Anderson Cooper
 
Read these books at your leisure, then come together on Zoom to discuss it. Bring your questions, comments and thoughts. 
You can purchase these via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
 
Everyone is invited to the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples Book Club Discussions.
 

Click to register!

 

Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival 

 

Preview Event on Zoom

 

Free informational event!

 

Thursday, Sept. 29 at 2:00 pm ET

 

 

Register Here

 

You will be thrilled by the talented group of authors, both of fiction and non-fiction, who will be joining us in 2022-2023. Iris Shur, Steve Yussen and many Jewish Book Festival Committee members will lead you down the yellow brick road unveiling the Festival's upcoming lineup. Wear your red slippers as you sit comfortably at home watching the JBF Preview Event on Zoom.

 

The Zoom link will be emailed 2 hours prior to the start of each event.

Presented  by

Israel Advocacy Committee

 

Free Zoom Event

Wednesday, November 16

3:00 pm ET

 

Register Here

 

THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD ABOUT ISRAEL

with speaker 

Lyn Julius

Israel Advocacy Committee presents

Israeli Journalist for the Jerusalem post

 

HERB KEINON

Israel and Its Coming Election

 

Thursday, October 20

5:00 pm, ET on Zoom

 

Register HERE

 

The Zoom link will be emailed 2 hours prior to the event, to those who register.

Click on image for more information.

Movies That Matter SWFL

 

Wednesday, October 19 at 4 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6 pm

 

The Human Rights Film Coalition of SWFL will present its annual series of outstanding documentaries for community viewing and discussion. This year, the series will be re-named "Movies That Matter SWFL - The Steve Brazina Memorial Film Series" honoring the late Steve Brazina who passed away earlier this year. Steve was instrumental in founding the series and film selections.

 

Each of the three films presented will include an expert panel discussion and audience Q&A. Please note: the discussion for the October 19th event will take place via Zoom - you will need to watch the film on your own prior to the Zoom discussion.

 

The November 2nd and November 9th programs will return to the Paragon Theater - Pavilion location (833 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34108, Phone: 239-596-0008.) These will begin at 6:00pm; please arrive at 5:45pm for seating.

 

Tickets are required for each film and Sponsorships are available.

 

Buy your tickets HERE

The Israel Advocacy Committee presents:

 

Join us on zoom. These events are free.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help the Israel Advocacy Committee bring these programs to you, please click here.

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.

 

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