The mission of the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties is to provide and support philanthropic, educational and social service programs which promote such Jewish values as Tzedakah - benevolence, Tikun Olam - repairing the world, and K’lal Yisrael - taking responsibility for one another, in order to strengthen and enrich the Jewish community locally, in Israel and throughout the world. more
2014 Jewish Film Festival
Movies will be shown on Tuesday and Thursdayevenings, from January 16 through February 11. This year’s film festival will include a children’s movie on Sunday, January 26. The December issue of L’CHAYIM will include film descriptions and ticket information. Don’t miss this wonderful annual event! See scheduled films
Mark your calendars and get ready for a busy few months. The Federation’s annual Community Breakfast takes place at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 15 at the Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club. Congressman Trey Radel will be the guest speaker. Good food, good company and a good program promise to make this an event you won’t want to miss. The cost is $12 per person. Reservations are due by Wednesday, December 11. more
Mission of discovery and solidarity to Cuba
by Larry Eisenfeld
Twelve members of the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties traveled on a Mission to Cuba in April. Cuba is a journey into the past; a country where the capital city, Havana, is striving to build a future to return to the opulence of years past. more
Federation allocates your philanthropic dollars to ensure the greatest impact across the community and around the globe. Become part of a caring community that unites in good times and bad to take care of one another and enrich Jewish life. learn more
Your gift to the annual campaign is a proud statement of your commitment to the strength of our local Jewish community and those in need around the globe. Through your gift the Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties, children, families, seniors and the most vulnerable members of our community receive critical support.click here to donate now
is designed to enhance dialogue with federations throughout the country. With it, we can share our collective thinking, challenge ourselves and share inspiring stories. read more
From Israel To You
Unique Jewelry Designs from Israel
These unique jewelry designs are from the shops of skilled artisans,crafting the precious metals of silver and gold with gemstones, into wearable works of art.
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The PJ Library reaches out to Jewish families with young children to help create stronger Jewish homes to foster children’s curiosity about their Jewish heritage and help families explore their Jewish identity. Children under the age of six enrolled in PJ Library receive Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis through the mail. learn more