Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Celebrate Israel’s 68th Anniversary




On Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 4 PM, adults and children of all ages are invited to participate in a multi-cultural celebration to honor the 68th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence. The event, sponsored by the Israel Advocacy Committee of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, will be held on the lawn area of the Mercato, near Vanderbilt Beach Road and Tamiami Trail North in Naples.

Admission is free, and everyone is invited!

There will be activities for all ages including Israeli singing and dancing, crafts, a Mount Masada climbing wall and, of course, Israeli food. All proceeds benefit the Jewish Federation of Collier County (JFCC).

Of special interest will be the often-overlooked “Stand With Us” panels highlighting the relationship between Jews and Israeli Arabs, enabling their working together in peace for their common benefit.

Speakers include U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson (9th Congressional District), U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (25th Congressional District), our community Rabbis: Chorny, Gross, Miller, Perman, Wolf and Zaklos; Pastor Gaspar Anastasi, founder of the SWFL Regional Pastors representing the Evangelical Ministers in Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties, speaking on the Evangelical’s Stand With Israel Movement; Professor Sam Edelman, adjunct professor of Israel Studies and Zionism at the University of Miami, working with Stand With Us; a representative of the Weizmann Institute of Science, highlighting Israeli technical and medical accomplishments for the benefit of humankind; and a representative from our local Hadassah Organization speaking about Hadassah Hospital in Israel.

Come and enjoy a day of fun and learn all you ever wanted to know about today’s Israel.

Volunteers gratefully accepted! Questions? Please contact Jeffrey Randall at or JFCC Community Coordinator Renee Bialek at 239-263-4205.

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