How the Jewish Federation Serves our Community

Local Jewish Education and Culture 

  • Community-wide Jewish Education and Cultural Programs for all ages including the  Jewish Film Festival, Jewish author events, Out & About Films, Israel celebration, day trips, Israeli folk dancing ,PJ Library & TRIBE, a young adult group.
  • L’CHAYIM published monthly to keep the Jewish community informed about local, national and international Jewish issues.
  • New CRC-Community Relations Council to address issues of anti-Semitism and  Interfaith Relations.
  • Israel Advocacy and Initiatives to strengthen local Jewish community ties with Israel. Holocaust education for middle and high school students in the community and a college campus Jewish life experience committee.
  • Volunteer opportunities for all ages.



  • 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. 


Jewish Community Foundation 

  • An endowment that ensures future social and educational programming and support for our community.
  • Needs-based college scholarships and study scholarships in Israel. 
  • Jewish camp scholarships.
  • Projects and programs aimed at Jewish community enrichment. 


Local Seniors Services 

  • Lunch Bunch, a monthly gathering with a free lunch for older adults to meet and schmooze.
  • Holiday baskets and teen visits to seniors and senior facilities for Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah and Passover. 
  • Holocaust survivor outreach.


Local Social Services 

  • Non-sectarian, individual and family outreach, information and referral services. 
  • Friendly Visitor Program.


Local Emergency Services 

  • Food Pantry and gift cards. 
  • Emergency financial assistance grants to families and individuals in crisis. 
  • Local disaster outreach and assistance.

Israeli Folk Dancing
Jewish Social Club
Read the Book; Skype the Author
Mellow Mah Jongg
Rosh Hashanah Senior Visits

Holocaust Memorial Services
Chanukah Senior Visits
Community Breakfast
Major Gifts Reception
Federation Hits the Road

Lion of Judah Reception
Jewish Film Festival
Passover Senior Visits

Annual Meeting


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Jewish Federation
9701 Commerce Center Court
Fort Myers, FL 33908

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Debbie Sanford