Save the date!

 

8:30 am-1:30 pm

Jewish Community Day of Learning

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

 

 

 

Thank you!!!

 

2017 Presenters

 

David Bernstein, JCPA

Cantor Donna Azu

Dr. ​Paul Bartrop

​Goldie Bertone

Betty Sunshine

Rosalie Wolfe

Cantorial Soloist Lawrence Dermer

Rabbi Jerris

Judge Norman Krivosha

Rabbi Chorny

​Rabbi Miller

Rabbi Gross

​Rabbi Wolf

Dr. Stanley Rothman

​David Rutstein

Dr. June Sochen

Ezra Glinter

Ron Levin

 

 

Jewish Community Day of Learning

(JCDL)

 

On Sunday, March 19, 2017 the Jewish Community Relations Council will be bringing a Jewish Community Day of Learning (JCDL) to Collier County. A committee has been formed to plan this event, which is modeled after Limmud, Jewish learning experiences that take place in 40 countries throughout the world.  The mission of the JCDL is to celebrate Jewish life and learning by connecting Jews of all backgrounds and traditions to their heritage.

Similar to the Limmud concept, this event will be organized and staffed almost entirely by volunteers.

Our Jewish community is fortunate to have many active, engaged and intellectually curious residents and this day of learning should be a perfect fit for this area.  In addition to two keynote presentations, there will be a great variety of talented and knowledgeable people from within and without the community who will be sharing their expertise. Attendees will have a choice of many sessions to attend. There will be something for everyone from presentations on “Jewish Perspectives on Writing an Ethical Will,” to  “Jews in the Entertainment Industry: From Yiddish Theater to Present Day,” to “Jews in Baseball” to “Bearing Witness: A Story of Holocaust Survivors as Told By Their Daughters.”

Join us at Temple Shalom on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Watch for more information on the Jewish Community Day of Learning in future issues of the Federation Star. There will be many volunteer opportunities for those who would like to become involved in this exciting day. For the opportunity to volunteer and for more information contact Betty Schwartz at bettyofnaples@gmail.com


 

JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY OF LEARNING

Let There Be Music

By Betty Schwartz

 

In the last issue of the Federation Star, we highlighted one of the presentations which will be given at the JCDL on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Temple Shalom. The presentation described was the 1936 and 1972 Olympic Games given by Dr. Paul Bartrop.

 

This issue of the Star has a special Arts & Culture section. The JCDL has something for everyone, including arts and culture. Therefore, it is fitting to tell about two of the musical-themed presentations which will be offered. Inspired by her family’s ancestry, Cantor Donna Azu will be educating us on Persian history and Jewish Music. Jews have lived in Persia, now Iran, since 600 BCE. We will explore their rich culture, traditions and their music. Though recordings and film we will learn about secular Persian music, Jewish contributions to Persian music as well as different types of Persian music and its usage. Cantor Azu will enable us to experience this ancient art form that is part of our heritage.

 

Grammy nominated, BMI award winning composer/producer, Lawrence Dermer, will present a fascinating program:  “From Tenement to Tinsel Town,” tracing Jewish involvement in all genres of American music from the turn of the century to the current Broadway musicals. The list is very extensive and will include Yiddish Theater, Broadway and popular music. Lawrence Dermer is credited with creating the globally recognized “Miami Sound” and has worked with Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Diana Ross, Cher, B.B. King, Tony Bennett and many others. He is also involved with the current Broadway musical “On Your Feet” (the story of Gloria Estefan), featuring many of his songs. Lawrence may even be persuaded to share some of his personal experiences with many of our generation’s most celebrated artists. Lawrence Dermer is an accomplished Cantorial Soloist and spiritual leader of the Shalom Life Center who is also studying for the Rabbinate.

If music is your “thing”, we have it. Mark your calendar!

JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY OF LEARNING

 

The Jewish Community Relations Council, of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, is busily planning for the first “Jewish Community Day of Learning (JCDL),” to be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Temple Shalom. The goal of this event is to celebrate Jewish life and learning by connecting Jews of all backgrounds and traditions to their Jewish heritage.

There will be presentations on a variety of topics, but all will be related to Judaism. These topics will include subjects on a broad spectrum of interests. Some of the presenters will be familiar to you, but we will be introducing many from outside our community who will share their knowledge. All of the presenters will be engaging and will shine new light on their subjects.  When participants register, they will select the sessions they wish to attend. There will be an optional parve boxed lunch available for pre-order.

In the last issue of the Federation Star, we mentioned that we were fortunate to schedule a nationally-renowned speaker to give our keynote address. David Bernstein, the President and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the representative voice of the Jewish community relations movement, will not only give our keynote address, he will also be making an additional presentation. Please refer to the article by David, “The Jewish Community Relations Imperative,” on page 10 in the April issue of the Federation Star. You can follow David on Twitter @DavidLBernstein.

Contact Betty Schwartz (bettyofnaples@gmail.com) for more information. 


 

LIMMUD, JEWISH LEARNING AND YOU

By Linda Simon

Perhaps you’ve read the previous articles about LIMMUD and The Jewish Community Day of Learning in the Federation Star, or maybe this is the first time you’ve seen anything about it and you’d like to know more.  It’s intriguing to learn about vibrant Jewish programs, and this one is especially exciting.  

Developed in 1980, LIMMUDS have been established in over 40 countries around the world.  First developed for Jewish educators, its’ original concept has since evolved to now celebrate Jewish life and learning by connecting Jews of all backgrounds to their heritage, both traditional and contemporary.  

Based on the concepts of LIMMUD, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Collier County is proud to host the very first Jewish Community Day of Learning structured to appeal to the greater Naples Jewish Community - a very active, engaged and intellectually curious group.

In addition to two keynote presentations, the program will draw from a great variety of talented and knowledgeable people from within and outside the community.  Attendees will have a choice of many sessions spanning such topics from  “Jews in Baseball” to  “Jewish Perspectives on Writing an Ethical Will,” and “Jews in the Entertainment Industry: From Yiddish Theater to Present Day,” to “Bearing Witness: A Story of Holocaust Survivors as Told By Their Daughters” and much more.

The first Jewish Community Day of Learning will be held on March 19, 2017 at Temple Shalom.  Please join us for a remarkable experience.  Be sure to look in next month’s Federation Star for more information.

To get involved contact Betty Schwartz (239-254-9086).

Jewish Community Day of Learning (JCDL)

By Betty Schwartz

 

Over the last few issues of the Federation Star, the JCFL committee has been giving general information about this event which will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Temple Shalom. Now, we would like to give you a more in-depth preview of some of the scheduled presentations.

Since the 2016 Summer Olympics just concluded, it seems appropriate to remember past Olympic Games of note. Dr. Paul Bartop will be making a presentation about the 1936 Olympic Games, aka “The Nazi Olympics,” as well as speaking about the Munich Olympics of 1972.

Most people think of Jesse Owens when they think of the 1936 Summer Olympics. His accomplishments were remarkable and certainly proved the Nazis wrong about Aryan superiority. However, Jesse Owens and Ralph Metcalf replaced two Jewish runners, Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller. Their names should be remembered. There were other Jewish athletes at the 1936 games who won medals. We will hear their stories.

The Munich Massacre at the 1972 Olympic Games was a terrorist attack perpetrated by eight Palestinians representing a branch of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team died. Recently, additional information about this incident has come to light.

Dr. Bartrop is an internationally recognized scholar of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He is the author of many books, and is currently editing a new encyclopedia of the Holocaust. He is a Professor of History and the Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. We are so fortunate to have Dr. Bartrop as a presenter at the first annual JCDL to share his knowledge with us.

Please check the website for more information at https://jewishnaples.org/major-events/jcfl

Contact Betty Schwartz (bettyofnaples@gmail.com) for more information.