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
commonalities.

 

The Catholic-Jewish Dialogue is looking for new steering committee members. We meet once a month and plan activities that enrich the community, help to break down old prejudices and build new friendships.

For more information please contact a Co Chair:

Marty Gauthier marty@naples.net  or Leslie Wasserman leshbr@aol.com  

or Renee at JFCC: 

RBialek@jewishnaples.org or

call Renee at: (239) 263-4205

 

Sunday, October 22 - 6:30 p.m.

 

Film: “Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers”
 
Co-sponsored by Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County and GenShoah
 
At St. Agnes Parish Center, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples
 
 
Free of Charge.

You are invited to watch the film:

 

“Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers”

 

This is the story of 29-year-old Irena Sendler, a Catholic social worker, saw the suffering of Warsaw's Jews, and reached out to her most trusted colleagues for help, and outwitted the Nazis during World War II. Together, they rescued over 2,500 Jewish children. This film expertly captures the will and character of the women of the resistance against the backdrop of occupied Poland.

In 1965, Sendler was recognized by Yad Vashem as one of the Polish Righteous among the Nations.

 

Sunday, October 22 at 6:30 P.M.

At St. Agnes Parish Center, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples

 

Please RSVP to: cjdialogue@naples.net or call (239) 263-4205. Free admission.

Co-sponsored by GenShoah and Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County

 

  • Mission Statement of GenShoah SWFL

For children of Holocaust survivors and others interested in:

-Promotion of Holocaust education and human rights

-Preservation of the history and memories of the Holocaust

-Connection of the Second Generation with one another

-Support of the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SW Florida

 

  • 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 commonalities.

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Kristallnacht Commemoration

 

Sunday, Nov 5

2:30 pm

NEW LOCATION:   St. William Catholic Church
     601 Seagate Dr. Naples

 

Everyone is welcomed to attend this free event hosted by the Catholic- Jewish Dialogue of Collier County

 

RSVP: cjdialogue@naples.net

 

Rabbi James Rudin

Guest Speaker

 

Rabbi James Rudin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. He attended Wesleyan University and graduated from George Washington University with academic distinction. While in college he was a member of the wrestling and track teams and a student government officer.

He received his rabbinical ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and did graduate studies in History at the University of Illinois. The rabbi holds honorary doctorates from Saint Leo University, Saint Martin’s University and HUC-JIR. 

As a member of the American Jewish Committee’s professional staff for thirty-two years, Rabbi Rudin served as the AJC’s Interreligious Affairs Director. He is currently the AJC’s Senior Interreligious Adviser and a member of the organization’s Board of Governors.  

He is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion and Judaica at Saint Leo University and teaches at Florida Gulf Coast University Renaissance Academy. 

Rabbi Rudin served congregations in Kansas City, Missouri and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and was a United States Air Force Chaplain stationed in Japan and Korea.    


 


 

 

Previous CJD Events

 


 

Sunday, April 30

2:00 PM

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Claussen Center

625 111th Ave. N, Naples 34108

FREE event.

 

 

The Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County presents Walking God’s Paths Part 4, “Seasons of Freedom, Season of Rebirth” film and discussion.

Part four of a series of six short videos designed to discuss the differences and commonalities of a Christian and Jewish religions. Commentary by a rabbi and priest following the film, dialogue discussion and refreshments

Please RSVP to cjdialogue@naples.net so we know how many to prepare for.

Free admission. Donations payable to JFCC are always welcomed.

 

Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County presents:

Presentation by Dr. William Madges

March 5, 2017

1:30 pm

St. Ann Jubilee Center, 525 9th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102

Free admission. Reservations: cjdialogue@naples.net

 

Come learn how the relationship between Catholics and Jews has been transformed since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).  In particular, discover an exhibit—A Blessing to One Another—that highlights the steps taken by St. Pope John Paul II to dramatically improve Catholic-Jewish relations.  The exhibit was on display last year in exhibition space of the Vatican Museums on St. Peter’s Square.

 

Click here to read more.

Please Click here to RSVP:

cjdialogue@naples.net

or call

(239) 263-4205 for all events.

 

Free admission to all events.

 

Donations payable to JFCC are
always welcomed.

CATHOLIC-JEWISH DIALOGUE OF COLLIER COUNTY
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON

Theme: Building Bridges

 

Sunday, November 13 (2:30 P.M.)

78th Anniversary of Kristallnacht Commemorative Service.

Kristallnacht is recognized by most historians as “The Night The Holocaust Began”.

Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34119

 

Sunday, December 4 (2:00 P.M.)

Walking God’s Paths Part 3, “Common Texts, Different Scriptures” film and discussion.

Part three of a series of six short videos designed to discuss the differences and commonalities of Christian and Jewish religions.  Commentary by a rabbi and priest following the film, dialogue discussion and refreshments.

Beth Tikvah, 1459 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples, FL 34105
 

Sunday, December 4 (6:00 P.M.): CANCELED Catholic and Jewish Teen Program.

 

 

Friday, January 6 (8:00 pm)

Interfaith Weekend, an opportunity to witness the worship services of both religions.

Rabbi Mark Gross invites Catholics to the Friday evening Shabbat service.

Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145

 

Friday, January 6 (7:30 pm)

Rabbi Adam Miller invites Catholics to the Friday evening Shabbat service.

Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34119

 

Sunday, January 8 (5:00 pm)

Fr. Tim Navin invites Jews to the Sunday evening Mass.

San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Rd, Marco Island, FL 34145

 

Sunday, January 8 (5:00 pm)

Fr. Bob Kantor invites Jews to the Sunday evening Mass.

St. Agnes Catholic Church, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34120

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, February 12 (4:00 P.M.)

Joe’s Violin; film and discussion

This short documentary tells the story of a blossoming friendship between a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor and a Bronx 14-year-old schoolgirl, brought together by a violin that he acquired at a displaced person’s camp in postwar Germany.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Ballroom, 625 111th Ave. N. Naples, FL 34108

 

Sunday, March 5 (1:30 P.M.)

Dr. William Madges – Presentation and discussion.

Dr. Madges has been a co-director of a multimedia traveling exhibit, A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People.

St. Ann Jubilee Center, 525 9th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102

 

Sunday, April 30 (2:00 P.M.)

Walking God’s Paths Part 4“Season of Freedom, Season of Rebirth” film and discussion.

Part four of a series of six short videos designed to discuss the differences and commonalities of Christian and Jewish religions. Commentary by a rabbi and priest following the film, dialogue discussion and refreshments.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Claussen Center, 625 111th Ave. N. Naples, FL, 34108 

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