How the Jewish Federation Serves our Community

Local Jewish Education and Culture

  • Community-wide Jewish Education and Culture Programs for all ages including the Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Author Events, Israel Celebration, Jewish genealogy, Israeli folk dancing, social groups, etc.
  • L’CHAYIM published monthly to keep the Jewish community informed about local, national and international Jewish issues.
  • Community Relations activities include monitoring anti-Semitism and issues of separation of church and state in the community.
  • Israel Advocacy and Initiatives to strengthen local Jewish community ties with Israel.
  • Holocaust Education through the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida to middle and high school students in the community.



  • Funding to the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) for full-spectrum social services to Israel and Jewish communities in 60+ countries around the world.
  • Partnership 2Gether relationship with the Hadera-Eiron Region in Israel.


Local Seniors Services

  • Holiday baskets and teen visits to seniors and senior facilities for Rosh Hashanah, Hanukah and Passover.
  • Seniors & Volunteers Lunch Program.
  • Emerging and pressing needs related to senior housing, health and socialization.


Local Case Management Services

  • Non-sectarian, individual and family outreach, information and referral services.
  • Individual life coaching and support services.


Local Emergency Services

  • Food Pantry.
  • Emergency financial assistance. 
  • Education and aid associated with natural disasters.


Local Community Services

  • Support families of children with special needs.
  • SAT preparatory classes for high school students.
  • Volunteerism.
  • Organizational Collaboration.
  • Assessment and Planning.


Jewish Community Foundation

  • An endowment that ensures the long-term financial base of charitable, social and educational programs in our community.
  • Needs-based college scholarships and study scholarships in Israel.
  • Projects and programs aimed at Jewish community enrichment.

Israeli Folk Dancing
Jewish Social Club
Jewish Book Club
Mellow Mah Jongg
Rosh Hashanah Senior Visits

P2G Art Opening/Alliance for the Arts

Community Family Picnic

Holocaust Memorial Services
Chanukah Senior Visits
Jewish Community Breakfast
Major Gifts Reception
Jewish Author Event

Teen Israel Retreat - Stand with Us

Lion of Judah Reception
Jewish Film Festival
Passover Senior Visits
Pacesetters Reception
Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

Annual Meeting