~ July 27, 2020 ~ Community News~
High Holiday Greeting
Orders are due: Friday, August 7
The High Holidays are just around the corner!

Since we won't be seeing each other in person, greetings in the Federation Star are a wonderful way to share your High Holiday wishes with others in our Jewish community.

Click on the image on the right to print.
Fill it out, then scan/photo and email the form to our office at info@jewishnaples.org

Instead, you may print and mail the completed order form, or call the office at 239-263-4205 with your order and credit card.

High Holiday Greetings are due by Friday, August 7.
Tribute or Memorial Donation
Making a tribute or memorial gift is a wonderful way to honor the memory of a loved one, celebrate someone special in your life or commemorate milestones (such as a birthday, wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or anniversary). We will send an acknowledgment of your gift to the recipient(s) or their family.

TOP Jewish Foundation
is a department of the
Jewish Federation of Greater Naples
Join TOP and our investment advisor Goldman Sachs for a complimentary webinar

2020 Election Outlook
Presented by Joel Wall, Managing Director in the Office of Government Affairs at Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, July 28
at Noon

JFGN Local Programs for the Community
All of the JFGN below programs are free and are br ought to you by
Renee' , Program Director, Jewish Federation of Greater Naples.
Prior to each program, the Zoom link will be emailed to those who RSVP.

If you have an idea for a program or want to be a guest speaker,
please contact Renee, Program Director here.  
July Virtual Programs
Being a Child of Survivors: From Trauma to PhD to Resilience to The Book

With Author Bruria Lindenberg Cooperman   

Wednesday, July 29
11 AM, EST.

For This I Survived? Children of Survivors Beyond The Trauma, is about children of Holocaust Survivors but it's also more. Now talking as adults, they emphasize the trauma but also the resilience their parents experienced. They're older now and there is a renewed understanding of what they went through growing up. Some even use humour -- dark as it may be. So Jewish!
Bruria Lindenberg Cooperman was born in British Mandated Palestine. Her parents had been smuggled in with Aliya Bet. Her father served in the IDF in the '48 war for independence. The family moved to Canada in 1954. Their journeys and experiences are part of the book For This I Survived.

Q & A to follow her presentation.
You do not need to read the book to join us for the program.
If you are interested in purchasing this book, here is the link.
Baseball in Israel

Wednesday, July 29

Men's Cultural Alliance and the Israel Advocacy Committee are happy to host members of Israel’s Olympic-Bound Baseball Team: General Manager Peter Kurz, and players Dean Pelman and Tal Erel.

The community is invited to listen as they describe their incredible journey to qualify for the Olympic Games and their adventures as Jewish athletes, what it means to compete for Israel, and how they’re looking forward to representing Israel on the global stage at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.
Peter is a native New Yorker (making Aliyah 30 years ago), Dean is a native Floridian and Tal is a true Israeli and is studying at Lynne University in Boca Raton.

August Virtual Program
Plot Against America Discussion
*Please watch the series in advance.

Discussion led by: Steve Yussen, Ph.D.

Wednesday, August 5
4:00-5:00 PM

The Plot Against Americ a imagines “an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.”

Watch any or all of the 6 part HBO series, The Plot Against America, also available for streaming on Amazon Prime, and join us for a presentation and discussion, led by Steven Yussen, about the series and the 2004 novel by Philip Roth, on which the series is based.

This program is brought to you by: Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, Men’s Cultural Alliance and Women’s Cultural Alliance.
Bridges, Bridges Falling Down
by Dr. Richard W. Hertzberg
New Jersey Zinc Professor Emeritus, Lehigh University

Thursday, August 6
1:00 PM

Recent failure of the earthen dam in Midland, Michigan and the 2018 collapse of the Polcevera Bridge near Genoa, Italy that killed 43 people are two recent examples of infrastructure failures. This lecture will discuss the various causes of bridge failures. These include: crack formation and growth due to corrosion and/or cyclic loading, overloading and/or human error, non-redundancy, and resonance. Examples of each will be discussed with the aid of numerous PPT slides and video clips

This program is brought to you by the Men's Cultural Alliance and the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples.
Education in the Face of a Pandemic

Guest speaker: Richard Conrath

Thursday, August 6
1:30-3:00 PM

Education in the U.S. is facing a grim challenge as the coming school year approaches. Over 56 million students will be returning to the K-12 school system and taking classes in some form or another. The challenge, of course, is making that happen in a safe and educationally sound way. The same issues confront Higher Education as close to 20 million students will be planning to enroll for the first time or to return to college campuses. 
1.  What will the educational system in this country look like in the face of the current Pandemic?
2.  What will education look like after the virus has spent itself? 
3.  Will we be left with a virtual educational system led by corporations and elite universities? Or will the traditional systems now in place remain? 
Construction Law: How to protect yourself when you hire a contractor

Join us on Zoom for a discussion with real estate attorney Joshua Bialek about how to protect yourself when you engage a contractor to perform work on your home or business.  The discussion will address best practices for evaluating a contractor and important contract terms to ensure a successful construction project or renovation. Q & A period to follow his presentation.

Monday, August 10
12:00-12:45 PM

Who is Joshua Bialek?
Joshua represents a wide variety of businesses and individuals engaged in the acquisition, development, leasing, ownership, operation, construction, financing, and disposition of real estate. Joshua is Board Certified in the area of Real Estate law by The Florida Bar. Additionally, he achieved the AV Preeminent Rating – the highest possible ratting from Martindale Hubble. Joshua a former member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples and chairs the Cardozo Legal Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples.
From Fiddler to Shtisel and Unorthodox to the New Musical Present Perfect: Telling Our Stories 

The success of Netflix’s Unorthodox and Shtisel is exposing ever-increasing audiences to the world of the ultra-Orthodox communities. Join us in an important conversation of how those involved in the creation of works can tell stories of these communities that entertain, inspire, and authentically resonate with the spirit and complexity one finds there and hear a preview of music from the new musical Present Perfect.  
Wednesday, August 12
7:00-8:00 PM

With us will be 
·     Malky Goldman, an actor (whose credits include Unorthodox, The Vigil), producer, and script consultant who has her own journey from the Hasidic community.  Click here to visit her website .  
·    Nancy Cheser, playwright and lyricist of a new musical Present Perfect with composer Jaime Lozano that tells the story of a young Hasidic woman stepping outside the confines of her Brooklyn community and finds herself as much an immigrant in a new land as the newly arrived students she teaches in her NY English class. Present Perfect web site, click here .
·    Stephanie Lynne Mason, an actor who will play the lead role in Present Perfect in its Naples performance and will give us a taste of one of the new songs. She played Hodl in the Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof at the National Yiddish Theatre in New York. Visit her website here.
- Footsteps, an organization which supports individuals and families who have left or are contemplating leaving insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in their quest to lead self-determined lives. Learn more about Footsteps here.

This program is brought to you by: Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, Men’s Cultural Alliance and Women’s Cultural Alliance.
Mix and Mingle
Meet and Greet Social Time

Are you 55+ up, Jewish and single and are looking to meet others? If yes, then this group is for you.

Monday, August 17th
5:00-5:30 PM

We will discuss favorite books and movies.
Come prepared to talk and meet each other on Zoom.
Understanding Senior Housing in SWFL

Guest presenter: Bruce B. Rosenblatt
Senior Housing Solutions, Owner/Senior Housing Expert 

Tuesday, August 18
10:00-11:00 am

Back by popular demand! Bruce Rosenblatt, a national senior housing expert and owner of Senior Housing Solutions, a local senior housing referral company will provide insight about the senior housing market in Southwest Florida including the types and costs of the various options, CCRC contract types, when to know when you are ready, pros/cons of bringing in help, how a long term care insurance applies to a senior living community, the role of a senior housing advisor, and much more.  

To learn more, go to www.seniorhousingsolutions.net 
Surviving Without Driving

Presented by Katherine Freund
Founder and President of the ITNAmerica

Tuesday, August 18
1:00 PM
In the heyday of the private automobile, surviving without driving once seemed an impossibility. But in this age of information technology, rideshare, Zoom and fast approaching autonomous vehicles, living well without driving is entering the mainstream. And just in time for older adults, whose crash risk places them in the same league as inexperienced teenagers, though for very different reasons. 

Peer into the transportation future with Katherine Freund, founder and President of the Independent Transportation Network of America (ITNAmerica), the first national nonprofit transportation network for older adults and people with visual impairments. Learn how to manage the age related changes that impact safe driving and plan the safe transition to the ever growing selection of consumer oriented alternatives.

This program is brought to you by the Men's Cultural Alliance and the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples.
Confronting Hate and Extremism in Online Gaming and Social Media

with Daniel Kelley, Associate Director of ADL's Center for Technology and Society and Lauren Krapf, National Policy Counsel for ADL.  

Wednesday, August 19th
8:00 pm

Jewish Federation of Greater Naples is excited to partner with ADL Florida on a new webinar series Empowering Our Children. The virtual series will focus on complex topics confronting families today and empower them with knowledge and tools to protect and raise global citizens. With expert facilitators in their respective fields, the series will help navigate societal issues and current challenges impacting families. 

A recent ADL study on online gaming found that "74% of online players have experienced some form of harassment and 64% of those players have expressed this harassment to severe and sustained." While we recognize that extremism and hate online is not going away anytime soon we want you and your children to be empowered and equipped to confront negative experiences.  
Art Lesson: Draw a Beach Scene

Join us for an art lesson.
Let’s learn how to draw a beach scene by following a YouTube video. Kids and Adults of all ages are welcome to attend.

Monday, August 24
1:00-1:30 PM

Bring paper, pen, colored pencils and/or crayons.
Jewish Young Professionals
Meet and Greet Social Time
Let's Meet our Neighbors!

Thursday, August 27th
6:00-6:30 pm

Calling all Jewish Young Professionals. This is a great opportunity to meet other Jewish professionals in the Greater Naples area. Join us on Zoom for a meet and greet. We will meet other people from Ft. Myers, Jewish Young Professionals called TRIBE.

Jewish Families with Children Group

Calling children of all ages: join us for
Story-time and Show & Tell on Zoom!

Sunday, August 30th
6:00-6:30 pm

The Jewish Families with Children Group is inviting Parents and their Children to join us in making new friends on Sunday, August 30th for story-time and Show & Tell. Listen to a story and bring a show and tell item to talk about.
Vote By Mail
Request your Vote-by-Mail ballot

by calling (239) 252-VOTE (8683).

For those who reside in Collier County, please click here .

For those who reside in Lee County, please click here.

Click the image to read more.
BBYO is looking for Advisors
Have you considered advising for BBYO? Advising is a volunteer position that requires about 8-10 hours of your time a month to make a huge impact in the Jewish teen community in Naples.
BBYO Naples is searching for advisors for our girl's and boy's chapters. BBYO advisors volunteer in communities throughout North America and beyond serving as positive Jewish role models working in partnership with staff members to supervise and guide chapters. It is an extremely meaningful role that will leave an impact on you and Jewish teens in your community forever.
If you are interested, reach out to Jess Zimmerman, Associate Regional Director, at jesszimmerman@bbyo.org .
Or you can fill out this form and we will reach out to you.
Local Links
Not an MCA member? Men,  click here to join.

Not a WCA member? Women,  click here to join.

Additional local organizations. Click each one to take you to their website.

BBYO is using On Demand’s global reach to launch a number of new initiatives with partners that benefit the greater Jewish community. Click here for BBYO On Demand.

Upcoming programs:
Monday, July 27 at 2 PM: See below for more details.
Friday, August 28 at 11 AM

Masterclass of Southwest Florida Jewish History

Continues on Zoom
TODAY: Monday, July 27 at 2:00 pm
20th Century Emergence of Jewish SWFL

Sign up at JHSSWF.org or email here.
Congregation Links
You, the congregation, and the Jewish community benefit when you do.
YOU GET the Jewish enrichment and spiritual nourishment you are seeking.
YOU GET the rabbinical support you need in times of joy and sorrow.
YOU RECONNECT with your community and your Jewish roots.
YOU CAN PARTICIPATE in a variety of services, classes and programs that keep Judaism alive and flourishing in Collier County.
THE CONGREGATION IS THE INSTITUTION that has sustained the Jewish people for two millennia throughout the world. Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist or Reform, the Jewish community wins when you join the congregation of your choice. 

Synagogue Services
Click on each synagogue name to take you to their website.

Additional Links & Programs

  • Coffee Break with The Deputy Consul General of Israel in Miami: Kasa Bainesay Harbor. Every Tuesday at Noon on zoom. Meeting ID: 898 2992 8070 Password: Coffee! Register here for any or all of the following:
Jul 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Aug 4, 2020 12:00 PM

  • Catholics, Jews, and the Issues of Our Time: A Conversation between Archbishop Nelson Pérez and Rabbi Abraham Skorka. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Join us for a special webinar as Philadelphia's new archbishop, the Most Rev. Nelson Pérez, and Rabbi Abraham Skorka, SJU University Professor, discuss Catholic-Jewish relations and some pressing issues facing both communities in American society today. Co-sponsored with AJC Philadelphia/South Jersey, the Anti-Defamation League Philadelphia, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.Registration is required. For full details, click HERE. 

  • Israel may be a small country, but it's one of the world's leading nations in medicine, technology and innovation. From revolutionary eye drops to futuristic cancer treatments. Watch Hananya Naftali youtube video here.

  • American Jewish Committee presents ADVOCACY ANYWHERE, which is an ongoing virtual programming series that enables viewers to engage with AJC’s leading expertise, content, and advocacy opportunities from wherever you are, using cutting-edge technology.  Click here for AJC programs.

  • Sharsheret's team of social workers is available around the clock to provide ongoing confidential and free support for women, men and caregivers facing breast and ovarian cancer. Please call 866-474-2774 or info@sharsheret.org. For virtual Sharsheret programs, click here.

  • Menemsha Films has been preparing to launch CHAIFLICKS, a streaming service dedicated solely to JEWISH themed films and entertainment. View the best of JEWISH films for a FREE 30-day trial. CLICK on the link below from your iPad, tablet, laptop, or desktop, sign up for your FREE 30-day trial, and start enjoying great entertainment. Click here.

  • iVision LIVE webinars. Join the live daily e-sessions on Israel- related topics with people from around the world. Click here to register.
2021 JFGN Annual Community Campaign
THANK YOU to all of our generous donors who helped us exceed our
2020 Annual Campaign Goal!

  Donations now being received are being credited to our
2021 Annual Community Campaign

Your generous contributions will fulfill our mission to sustain vital social, educational and humanitarian projects locally, around the world and in Israel.