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The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI) warmly invites you to our Open House on Sunday, January 22, 2012, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. This is your opportunity to meet and chat with Rabbi Edward Maline, D.D., Cantorial Soloist Hari Jacobsen, and other members who are involved in the leadership of our temple. JCMI plays a central role for every generation of our Jewish community. From our Friday night Shabbat services, festival and holiday services, adult education, Saul I. Stern Cultural Series, and the Jewish Film Festival, JCMI is at the center of Jewish life on Marco Island and surrounding area. JCMI is here to carry on the traditions that prior Jewish generations fought and died to preserve for us. The open house is free and reservations are requested. Refreshments will be served.

For further information, please contact the JCMI office at 239-642-0800 or Harvey Brenner at 239-304-0737.


The Sisterhood and Men’s Club of the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island will jointly sponsor a wine pairing dinner on Sunday, January 29, 2012 beginning at 5:30PM. Both the wines and the five course dinner will have an Italian theme. Our wine expert is Ronald Kapon of New York City.

Ron Kapon has over 50 years’ experience in the wine and spirit field. His family’s business, Acker, Merrill and Condit was established in 1820 and is the oldest wine merchant in the United States. Ron began the wine programs at Queens College, New York Institute of Technology as well C.W.Post. He has traveled to over 150 countries visiting the wine regions and writing about them in various venues. In 1995 he organized the new wine program at the International School of Hospitality and Tourism at Fairleigh Dickinson University and since then has taught about both wine and spirits at their Hackensackcampus. In addition, he teaches the wine program at Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts in Jersey City. Ron was recently honored by the James Beard Foundation for his educational contributions. He has established the Ron Kapon Wine Library at FDU with a donation of over 4,000 books, magazines, and articles. You can read Ron’s articles in Bergen County Magazines, The Fifty Best, Sports Network, Real Travel Adventures, Everywhere Magazine, North American Travel Journalist Association, and Leisure Travel Report.

Information and reservations may be made by calling JCMI at 239-642-0800. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island is located at 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL.


Based upon the book “Gifts of the Jews” by Thomas Cahill

Join Rabbi Edward Maline, D.D. at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island for the Rabbi’s Adult Education 2012 series – “Contributions of the Jewish People to the World”.

 Schedule of classes:

Sunday, January 8, 2012, 10:00AM:

The Sinaitic Moment and its Impact Upon Humanity

Sunday, February 5, 2012, 10:00AM:

The Role of the Jewish Faith in the Revolutions in the Middle East

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 10:00AM:

Judaism As The Foundation of Christianity and Islam

Programs will be preceded by coffee and cake at 9:30AM.  There is no charge for JCMI members; $5 charge for non-members and guests.  RSVP to the JCMI office at (239) 642-0800.

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