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MCA Calendar of Events

MCA Calendar of Events

This is a list of all MCA events. 

If you click on a 'Members Only' event you will be taken to the log on page. 

You must log on in order to see and/or register for that event. 

Upcoming events

    • August 24, 2021
    • April 26, 2022
    • 35 sessions
    • Zoom
     

    MCA Wisdom Years - Group 3

    Lead by Morris Binder

    MCA’s – Wisdom Years Groups are “a Band of Brothers,” groups that foster close long-lasting personal friendships. We all need friends to share our joys and successes, but we especially need close friends who will listen to our challenges, never judging, and who will actively help when needed. Men are very good at sharing stories. We’re not so good about sharing our feelings with other men.

    Meetings give us all a chance to move beyond this as we come together and share our joy, our concerns, and what comes up for us as we move through the current phase of our lives. Topics could range from relationships with our children, our grandchildren, our spouses; issues of health, mortality, honor, purpose, and commitment. These are not therapy groups as their license is built on the close relationships developed within each group.

    Relationships are the mission of each group, and this spirit has made it a meaningful experience for those of us in the groups. The number one rule for the group is confidentiality: “What is said in the group stays in the group.”

    Click HERE to email the group leader.


    • August 25, 2021
    • December 29, 2021
    • 17 sessions
    • Jason's Deli

    Retired Old Men Eating Out (Lunch)

    Wednesday at Noon

    Join your MCA friends at  Jason's Deli on Immokalee Road for lunch. 

    No registration required: just show up when you are available. 

    Contact Harvey Oriel if you have any questions. 


    • August 25, 2021
    • December 29, 2021
    • 9 sessions
    • Zoom (for now)
     

    MCA Wisdom Years - Group 2

    Lead by Morris Binder

    MCA’s – Wisdom Years Groups are “a Band of Brothers,” groups that foster close long-lasting personal friendships. We all need friends to share our joys and successes, but we especially need close friends who will listen to our challenges, never judging, and who will actively help when needed. Men are very good at sharing stories. We’re not so good about sharing our feelings with other men.

    Meetings give us all a chance to move beyond this as we come together and share our joy, our concerns, and what comes up for us as we move through the current phase of our lives. Topics could range from relationships with our children, our grandchildren, our spouses; issues of health, mortality, honor, purpose, and commitment. These are not therapy groups as their license is built on the close relationships developed within each group.

    Relationships are the mission of each group, and this spirit has made it a meaningful experience for those of us in the groups. The number one rule for the group is confidentiality: “What is said in the group stays in the group.”

    Click HERE to email the group leader.


    • August 27, 2021
    • August 26, 2022
    • 53 sessions
    • Regency Reserve Club House - Near Vanderbilt and Vineyards Blvd.



    Intermediate Bridge



    This group meets every friday from 12:45 PM - 4:15 PM

    Now in our 9th year, the bridge group is looking for more Intermediate Bridge players!  We're very welcoming, and always looking for more players.

    For additional information or you want to play, 

    Contact Miki Field via email or at 847-922-5948. 


    NOTE: You only have to register once for this event.  You will receive a reminder 4 days before each session and 1 day before each session. 


    • August 31, 2021
    • August 16, 2022
    • 26 sessions
    • Zoom
     

    MCA Wisdom Years - Group 1

    Lead by Mel Zahn

    MCA’s – Wisdom Years Groups are “a Band of Brothers,” groups that foster close long-lasting personal friendships. We all need friends to share our joys and successes, but we especially need close friends who will listen to our challenges, never judging, and who will actively help when needed. Men are very good at sharing stories. We’re not so good about sharing our feelings with other men.

    Meetings give us all a chance to move beyond this as we come together and share our joy, our concerns, and what comes up for us as we move through the current phase of our lives. Topics could range from relationships with our children, our grandchildren, our spouses; issues of health, mortality, honor, purpose, and commitment. These are not therapy groups as their license is built on the close relationships developed within each group.

    Relationships are the mission of each group, and this spirit has made it a meaningful experience for those of us in the groups. The number one rule for the group is confidentiality: “What is said in the group stays in the group.”

    Click HERE to email the group leader.


    • September 02, 2021
    • May 10, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom
    Register


    MCA Travelogue Series

    with 

    Jim Sernovitz 


    Travel the world through the exquisite photography of MCA member Jim Sernovitz.  

    Your itinerary is: 

    • December 6  - The Balkan Countries—A Clash of Cultures
      The Balkans – Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia - is where three major religions meet and in a thousand years, the area has seldom known sustained peace. Come and visit where one of the most beautiful places in the world has such a troubled past.
      • January 18 - Faces of China 
        Visit China and experience its past, present and future as we explore this ancient land including the fabled cities of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.

      • February 15 - Mongolia-One Land, Two Worlds
        Under the leadership of Genghis Kahn, Mongolia was once the largest land Empire that ever existed. After his death, Mongolia went into a 600 year sleep and is just starting to awake. See how the people in the most sparsely populated country in the world are changing from life as nomads and shepherds into the world's fastest growing economy in a single generation.
      • March 15 - Northern India-The Heart of a Culture
        Explore Northern India, where every moment brings new stimulation! Wander through a non-tourist bazaar. Join thousands of Hindu pilgrims descending the ghats into the holy Ganges. Explore the “Golden Triangle” cities of Delhi, Agra (the home of the Taj Mahal) and the Pink City of Jaipur. Marvel at Varanasi, aflame with cremations fires! When you think things cannot be more amazing, we travel back in time to the Camel Fair in Pushkar, where thousands of camels and horses from all over India are bought and sold just as they were in ancient days.

      • April 12 - Jordan-A Biblical Land in a Modern World
        The land of Jordan is full of amazement, from the city of Petra carved out of solid rock, Ancient Roman ruins, Crusader Castles, to bustling modern cities. Abounding with many places mentioned in the Bible, Jordan is a not to be missed experience.

      • May 10 - A Journey In Southern India
        Many Americans have been to northern India, but few go to the south.  Come with us as we visit a very different part of the world that is home to millions

      So get your passport ready and register today. 

      Please Note:  You only have to register once for all sessions.  You will receive reminders (with the zoom link) one week and 1 day before each session.  

      • September 06, 2021
      • July 04, 2022
      • 16 sessions


      • September 09, 2021
      • April 14, 2022
      • 8 sessions
      • JFGN Board Room/Conference Call
      Register

      MCA Book Group

      Lead by Stan Farb

      Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 2:30 PM EST,
      usually, though not always, after the MCA Luncheon. 

      You can attend 'live' or via conference call. 

      The books we discuss which are recommended by group members may be on any subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. The discussions, led by a group member, will focus on the theme, character development and quality of writing.

      If you enjoy reading books of substance and discussing with peers, you will definitely enjoy this group.

      For additional information, contact Stan Farb.

      Books Selections

      December 9 - Killing the Mob by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

      This book traces the history of crime in the U.S. in the 20th century beginning with Depression era bank robbers ( Dillinger , Bonnie & Clyde ,etc. ); then focusing on the Mafia in NY , Cuba and Las Vegas ; with interesting insights into the personal war between Bobby Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa.

      January 13 -  People Love Dead Jews  by Dara Horn

      This prize-winning novelist  , “ often asked to write on Jewish culture in response to antisemitic events “ , realizes that these assignments have one thing in common -they relate to dead Jews.  Barrett Burka will moderate .

      Our February 10 - Checkmate in Berlin by Giles Martin

      A gripping account of hostility among former Allies when Germany and Berlin were carved up after WW II .  Larry Harris will moderate.
      • September 15, 2021
      • April 15, 2022
      • 2 sessions


      • September 23, 2021
      • April 21, 2022
      • 8 sessions
      • JFGN Board Room/Conference Call
      Register

      Men's Discussion Group

      Lead by Ron Mutchnik

      Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM EST in the JFGN Board Room or via conference call

      Each month, an expert leads a discussion about an interesting, relevant and, often, controversial topic, supported by readings that are distributed prior to the session. 

      If you enjoy stimulating discussions about topics of the day, you will enjoy this group. 

      Here the topics for our discussions for the remainder of 2021:

      September 23

      From Guns to Gay Marriage: How Did Rights Take Over Politics

      October 21

      The Last Battle Over Big Business

       November 18

      What We Get Wrong about America's Crisis of Democracy

      December 23

      When Constitutions Took Over the World


      For additional information, contact Ron Mutchnik .

      Please Note:  You only need to register once for all sessions of this program. You will receive monthly communication about the subject of next session, the readings for that session and the Zoom link. 

      • September 23, 2021
      • December 16, 2021
      • 4 sessions
      • Zoom 2
      Register

      MCA  Movie Group

      Join with other MCA film buffs (and their significant others) to screen and discuss current films and, occasionally, film classics. For now, we will continue to select films that are available through Amazon Prime or Netflix.

      NOTE:  If you register, you will be registering for the entire 'summer' series (June, July, August and September). This does not mean you have to commit to attending every meeting of the group.  What it does mean is that you will receive all communication regarding the films we will discuss.  You may then decide if you want to participate that month. 

      Communication: 

      • Approximately 3 weeks before each session you will receive an email with the name of the film that will be discussed that month, along with some readings related to the film.  
      • One week before the session you will receive a reminder with the Zoom link and questions we will discuss at our gathering.
      • One day before the session you will receive a reminder with the Zoom link. 

      Have questions?  Email Spencer Forman. 
      • October 07, 2021
      • April 26, 2022
      • 30 sessions
      • Zoom 2
      Register

      MCA Virtual Breakfast

      Thursday at 9:00 AM on Zoom

      (Moving to Tuesdays at 9:00 AM on November 2)

      Join us and plan on spending a few minutes meeting and talking with other MCA members. Bring your own coffee and donuts to this session.

      Important:  You should register once for the entire series (scroll down to see the Register button on the left).

      You will receive a reminder email (with the Zoom link) on Wednesday at 9:00 AM. 

      Please save the link: It is the same each week. 


      • October 07, 2021
      • April 28, 2022
      • 30 sessions
      • Various Homes around the Greater Naples Area
      Register



      MCA Low Stakes Poker

       


      As a rule, games will be played at the homes of various participants who volunteer to host. There is a $2 host fee per player for refreshments provided by the host.

      The initial Buy In is $20 (poker chips will be provided).

      House rules follow so that prospective players will have a general idea of what to expect.

      House Rules

      • The Dealer antes $1 for the table;
      • As the game nears its end time each player will start anteing $0.25;
      • Betting: with no pair showing: $0.25, with a pair showing: up to $0.50 with a final bet of up to a $1.00
      • While games played tend to be high/low split games, the dealer can elect to have a high game only;
      • No wild card games; No “numbers” game; dealers choice of game played; three raises per betting round; unless otherwise stipulated must bet or drop; and one raise only if three or fewer players remain;
      • Bets are in order, pursuant to the rules of the game played;
      • If/when a player declares high/low that person MUST win both in order to take the pot - this may in some instances allow someone to "back into" half of the pot; However, if you do declare incorrectly (meant to go high but declared low), than that is how the hand will be viewed;
      • Declaring is done by chips shown in your hand: none is low, one is high and two is high/low;
      • At the end of the evening upon cashing out, there will be a “showdown” hand;
      • Showdown - chips you have under a $1.00 will go into the showdown pot. Additionally, each player adds $1.00. A final 5/7 cards is dealt to each player with the high hand taking the entire pot;
      • Finally, Cells Phones should be on vibrate so that there will be limited interruptions.


      If you have questions, please contract Phil Sherman .


      • October 08, 2021
      • April 29, 2022
      • 29 sessions
      • Location Selected Each Week
      Register

      MCA Kayaking

      Every Friday at 9:00 AM



      MCA Kayakers paddle on Fridays, alternating between the close and beautiful Outer and Inner Clam Bays, and other locations within easy driving distance. There are so many awesome places to see from the water just around the corner.

      We accept all MCA members with some kayaking experience into our group, which usually numbers around 15-20 people each week.

      You can even borrow a kayak to start.

      On most weeks, there will be two paddling options - a longer track (> 6 miles) and a shorter track.  

      Come join us – it’s great fun, great exercise and a great way to meet people!

      For additional information contact Bob Lubin .

      Note:  Kayakers must demonstrate their ability to safely kayak before being able to paddle with the group.  

        You must only register once for this activity. 

        • October 13, 2021
        • March 23, 2022
        • 6 sessions
        • Zoom
        Register

        The MCA Virtual Speaker Series (VSS)

        These programs are specially designed to allow MCA members to see speakers who do not reside in the Naples area?  And  you can participate in an MCA event even though you aren't in Naples (or are in Naples, but don't feel like getting in your car)?

        The VSS meets monthly on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM.   

        Click HERE for detailed program descriptions


        You only have to register once for all sessions. 

        You will receive two reminder emails - one 2 to 3 weeks before each session and the other 1 day before a session. 


        • October 17, 2021
        • April 24, 2022
        • 28 sessions
        • Waterside Shops (Coastal Ride - 8 AM) or Logan Landings (Inland Ride- 9 AM)
        Register


        Sunday Biking

        8:00 AM - ~ 10:30 AM

        8:30 AM - ~ 10:30 AM

        9:00 AM - ~ 11:30 AM


        MCA offers

        • Coastal ride, which leaves from the Waterside Shops in North Naples at 8:00 AM and comprises Fitness Riders and Recreation Riders (see below)
        • An Eastern ride, which leaves from Logan Landings (Logan and Immokalee) at 9:00 AM and comprises Recreation Riders (the slower end of that scale) and Leisure Riders.
        • A Leisure ride, which leaves from various locations at 8:30 AM and comprises Leisure Riders. 
        1. Leisure Riders - Below 12 MPH
        2. Recreation Riders - 12 - 16 MPH
        3. Fitness Riders - 16+ MPH

        Rides are between 10 and 20 miles (or longer for those so desired).
        Other rides will be planned during the season.

        All riders must provide their own bicycles with properly inflated tires. Helmets must be worn.
        Don't forget to bring water.

        For additional information contact:

        You must only register once for this activity. 

        • November 01, 2021
        • April 25, 2022
        • 26 sessions
        • Veterans Park, Naples
        Register


        MCA Bocce - Monday

        Monday at 12:00 Noon at Veterans Park 


        Join your MCA buddies for a rousing game or two of Bocce.  No experience necessary.  

        Register once for the season, and receive an email reminder every Sunday. 

        Questions?

        Contact your Monday Bocce Master Max Weisberg

        You must only register once for this activity. 

        • November 01, 2021
        • December 30, 2021
        • 18 sessions
        • Veterans Park - 1895 Veterans Park Dr, Naples, FL 34109
        Register

        MCA Pickleball

        Monday and Thursday
        at 2:00 PM

        Veterans Park, Naples



        Join your MCA friends for a rousing game of the fastest growing sport in America.

        To see the registration button,
        scroll down to the end of the date list (on the left). 

        All MCA Pickleball players must be fully paid members of MCA and have either prior experience or taken a recent lesson.

        The estimated fee, which covers court rentals, is $50.00 for the season.

        You must pay this amount, regardless of how many times you play. 

        It is possible there will be a need for an additional fee later in the season, depending on how many courts must rented each week.  

        For additional information contact Dan Sussman .

        • November 02, 2021
        • May 24, 2022
        • 30 sessions
        • Various Places


        Tuesday Morning Walking Group



        Are you ready to get some exercise outdoors on Tuesday mornings at 8:30 or 9:00 AM?

        Want to meet some new people or reconnect with old friends?

        Join us for one of a dozen interesting walks around the Greater Naples area 
        showcasing Anhingas, Roseate Spoonbills, Beaches and Hidden walkways

        Feel free to walk at a leisurely pace or speed up to burn calories.

        Reservations are required, and space is limited.

        If interested, please contact Glenn Perrin at glennperrin1@gmail.com.


        • November 02, 2021
        • April 19, 2022
        • 13 sessions
        • The Alamo, 2390 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples
        Register


        MCA Shooters

        Bi-weekly on Tuesdays


        Join fellow MCA members at the Alamo for target practice. Learn the basics of fire arm control and safety, and then go to the range and practice your skills.

        For additional information contact: jcaragliano@gmail.com .


        Important:  You should register once for the entire series (scroll down to see the Register button on the left).


        • November 04, 2021
        • May 19, 2022
        • 29 sessions
        • The Patio, 10711 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples

        MCA Breakfast

        Every Thursday at 8:30 AM
        (or, sometimes, 9:00 AM)

        Are you ready to meet  new people, reconnect  with old friends or
        just get out of the house?  

        Would you enjoy a nice hearty breakfast with guys who love to kibitz?

        Well, come eat and schmooze with us at The Patio on Thursday mornings at 830 am (or, sometimes, 9:00 AM)

        Outside seating and individual checks available, but space is limited and reservations are required.

        Want to register?  Please email Glenn Perrin

        • November 09, 2021
        • April 12, 2022
        • 6 sessions
        • JFGN Community Room/Zoom
        • 26
        Register

        Science Discussion Group

        Lead by Bob Davidson and Mel Kaplan

        Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM. 
        Until further notice, this group will meet 'live or through Zoom. 

        The group is designed to introduce MCA members to ideas in science and its history and to have interesting discussions. Our group is not for presenting highly technical, peer reviewed papers. It is to introduce one another to ideas in science and its history and to have interesting discussions.

        Click HERE for detailed program descriptions


        You only have to register once for all sessions. 

        You will receive two reminder emails - one 2 to 3 weeks before each session and the other 1 day before a session. 


        To register for these programs, click HERE. 

        • November 09, 2021
        • April 26, 2022
        • 13 sessions
        • The Norris Center - 755 8th Ave S, Naples
        Register


        MCA Pool

        Every other Tuesday at 1:00 PM


        Well, ya got trouble, my friend, right here,
        I say, trouble right here in MCA...
        And it begins with T and rhymes with P and stands for pool.

        Join your friendly MCA pool sharks for a friendly game of pool.  Shoot pool and the breeze with the guys, while sharing tales of your ill spent youth? 

        For additional information contact Marty Isserlis.


        • November 11, 2021
        • April 15, 2022
        • 9 sessions
        • Various Locations
        Register

        MCA Fishing

        Hosted by Steve Rozen

        Join your MCA fishing friends for one, two or more of these trips.  Indicate your interest by registering. Then reply to your confirmation to book your seat.

        Here are the trips:  

        November 11

        CAPT Phil Pica - Nearshore <9 miles - Space for 4 fishmen. 6 hours. $240 including tip.  

        December 10

        CAPT Steve/Sam (Steve Sewell) - Offshore (25+ miles). Space for 6 fisherman. 8 hours (extended trip for Grouper)! $280 including tip. 

        December 16

        CAPT Pat Gould- Backcountry. Space for 3 fisherman.
        4 hours.  
        $160 including tip!

        January 14 (two options)

        CAPT Phil Pica - Nearshore (< 9 miles). Space for 4 fisherman.
        6 hours. 
        $240 including tip.

        February 18 (two options)

        CAPT Bill Curtis - Offshore. Room for 6 fisherman. 8 hours. $260      including tip.

        CAPT Brad Brown - Back country. Room for 3 fisherman. 4 hours $200 including tip.

        March 18 (two options)

        CAPT Phil Pica - Nearshore (< 9 miles). Space for 6 fishermen.
        6 hours. 
        $240 including tip.

        CAPT Pat Gould - Backcountry. Space for 3 fishermen. 4 hours$160    including tip !

        March 24

        CAPT Steve/Sam( Steve Sewell). Nearshore to offshore. This is a special shark and permit trip. It will sell out fast!  Space for 6 fishermen. 6 hours/ $240 including tip. 

        April 15 (two options)

        CAPT Brad Brown - Backcountry. Space for 3 fisherman. 4 hours$200   Including Tip!

        CAPT Steve/Sam. Offshore.  Space for 6 fisherman. 6 hours  $ 240 Including Tip!

        • November 11, 2021
        • April 28, 2022
        • 25 sessions
        • Various Locations Around Naples
        Register

         


        Habitat for Humanity

        (scroll down to register)



        MCA members can partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a home for a family in need. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Since there is a wide variety of different jobs that are needed, the volunteer will be able to choose the job that maximizes his abilities and yet stays within his comfort level.

        With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. In the past, this has proven to be the most popular volunteer activity among MCA membership, but more help is needed!

        For additional information contact Howard Greenfield.


        • November 12, 2021
        • April 08, 2022
        • 6 sessions
        • JFGN Conference Room/Conference Call
        • 34
        Register

        Men's Financial Health Discussion Group

        Moderated by Michael Feldman, J.D, CFP®

        Meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 9:30 AM 

        Stocks and bonds, estate planning, savings, long term care and other health insurance issues, real estate, and more will be discussed during this monthly series. Listen to experts discuss financial issues facing all of us at this point in our lives. You will have the opportunity to listen and ask questions of these special speakers.

        You can attend this event 'live' in the JFGN Conference Room or via conference call.

        The conference call dial-in number is: (805) 706-5835. 

        No access code is required.

        Here is the schedule of speaker and topics:

        11/12/2021 - Edward Wollman  

        Legacy Building BlocksExperienced Trusts & Estates attorney will discuss how to design and build a lasting legacy.

        12/10/2021- Bruce Rosenblatt

        Should I Stay or Should I Go? - Bruce, an expert on senior housing. will discuss the right time to consider a senior living community, the costs and types of senior housing in southwest Florida, the pros and cons of hiring help, and how one can safely age-in-place in one’s own home.

        1/14/2022 - Howard Sosnik
        Estate Planning - Experienced Trusts & Estates attorney will discuss the basic set of estate planning documents everyone should have in place; probate, and the reasons to avoid it; estate tax considerations; basic asset protection considerations for heirs; and some state residency considerations.
        2/11/2022 - Christopher Vernon
        Detecting and Avoiding Investment Fraud Expert investor rights attorney will provide tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of investment fraud and what to do if you may be a victim.
         3/11/2022 - Dr. Jaclynn Faffer

        Naples Senior Center - CEO will discuss the senior center’s programs and services including dementia respite support, geriatric case management, emotional support services and food pantry.

        4/8/2022 - Casey Wolf

        Florida Domicile - Naples attorney has specialized in immigration law for decades. He will discuss the steps required for the resident of another state or nation to establish domicile in Florida, which has tax advantages.

        A decision regarding the use of Zoom for meetings of the Men's Financial Health Discussion Group has not yet been made. We will keep you posted.

        You must only register once for this series of programs. You will receive reminders one week and one day before each session. 

        • November 17, 2021
        • April 27, 2022
        • 24 sessions
        • Veterans Park, Naples
        Register


        MCA Bocce - Wednesday

        Wednesday mornings at 9:30 AM at Veterans Park 


        Join your MCA buddies for a rousing game or two of Bocce.  No experience necessary.  

        Register once for the season, and receive an email reminder every Tuesday!

        Questions? Contact your Wednesday Bocce Master Mike Marks

        • November 18, 2021
        • April 07, 2022
        • 6 sessions
        • JFGN Community Room/Zoom
        Register

        Men's Medical Seminar Series

        Hosted by Chuck Siegle and Mel Kaplan

        One Thursday each month at 10:00 AM from November through April
        Until further notice you may attend 'live' or through Zoom. 

        Click HERE for additional information about these programs. 

        As we get older we face a variety of medical aliments which were just passing short lived complaints in our younger days. However, medicine has continued to progress and allows us to understand many of these problems, often with logically available therapeutic options that range from natural to surgical.

        The goal of these seminars is to deal with a variety of issues affecting adult males.

        You only have to register once for all sessions. 

        You will receive two reminder emails - one 2 to 3 weeks before session and the other 1 day before a session. 


        • November 30, 2021
        • March 29, 2022
        • 18 sessions
        • Valencia Golf and Country Club - 1725 Double Eagle Trail Naples, FL 34120
        Register


        MCA Golf (weekly)

        Valencia Golf Club


        Join your fellow MCA duffers for a weekly round (18 holes) of golf every Tuesday at Valencia Golf and Country Club.

        The cost is $119 (cart included) payable at the club.  Tee times will be between approximately 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM. 

        By registering, you agree to respond to a weekly RSVP indicating you interest in playing on the following Tuesday.  

        You only need to complete this registration once. 


        • December 02, 2021
        • March 17, 2022
        • 8 sessions
        • JFGN Community Room
        • 3
        Register

        Talmud Study

        This group meets on the first and third Thursday of the month between December and March. 

        Talmud Study Group will focus on ancient Jewish civil laws, many of which formed the foundation of our modern laws. Below is a description of this year's focus: 

        Protecting our identities and private information is a growing concern. So, this season  we will focus our study on biblical sources and Talmudic principles of privacy rights and their application to our modern society.

        Participants will sit as judges and lawyers and engage in spirited debate on the merit of cases, and unravel the thinking of our sages. Knowledge of Hebrew is not a prerequisite to experience the challenges and satisfaction of these discussions.

        Facilitator Sid Freund has been Superintendent of Schools in New York and Connecticut. He attended eight years of Yeshiva studies in New York City, and has had a longtime interest in Hebrew texts.

        For additional information or to register contact Sid Freund.


        • December 04, 2021
        • 6:00 PM
        • December 07, 2021
        • 7:00 PM
        • Zoom
        Register

        Bess Myerson: the One and Only

        Jewish Miss America

        Trailer: The One & Only Jewish Miss America

        There will be a Zoom discussion on December 7 at 7:00 PM  with the Director and Producer of the film, David Arond. 

        Description of the Film

        In September 1945, Bess Myerson, Miss New York City, made history at the most famous beauty pageant in the world. In spite of anonymous phone calls to judges, threats from sponsors, and growing anti-Semitism, the daughter of struggling immigrants from Russia became the first Jewish Miss America. The judges could not change the point count: the beauty queen from the Bronx won the swimsuit competition, tied for first place in talent, and was top-ranked in interviews and evening wear.

        But was the country ready for a Jewish Miss America?

        “The One and Only Jewish Miss America” is the surprising story of Bess, her parents and sisters, and the Sholom Aleichem housing project that shaped so many Jewish families starting out in the United States.

        This 51-minute documentary follows Bess from her improbable entrance in her local Miss New York City pageant through her heartbreak after winning when sponsors withdrew their support and tour stops closed their doors on Jews. Then discover how Bess partnered with the national Anti-Defamation League on an educational speaking tour promoting tolerance at high schools and other groups. The tour launched Bess Myerson’s lifelong mission to promote social justice and tear down the walls of discrimination and bigotry. Directed by award-winning documentarian David Arond, the “The One and Only Jewish Miss America” features historic footage from Bess Myerson’s life and recent interviews with Barra Grant, Bess Myerson’s only daughter; Abraham Foxman, former ADL executive director; and Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University - San Bernardino. Released in 2020, the documentary marks the 75th anniversary of the triumphant coronation of the one and only Jewish Miss America.


        • December 08, 2021
        • 10:00 AM
        • 3
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        Tour of the Collier County Traffic Management Control Center

        The TMC provides continuous monitoring of the traffic signal network.

        Trained traffic technicians can view various video feeds, weather information, signal network information and real time network congestion reports to determine appropriate responses to congestion, weather delays, construction, equipment malfunctions and crashes.

        Using traffic management software the TMC can effectively manage over 215 traffic signals throughout the county through a large fiber optic communication network, Ethernet switches, wireless radio transceivers and cellular technologies.  

        Space is limited (30 maximum) and parking is limited, so car pooling will be arranged.





        • December 08, 2021
        • April 13, 2022
        • 5 sessions
        • Zoom
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        Lifestyle-Health Discussion Group

        Lead by Jerry Kumin MD

        Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM on Zoom

        The purpose of this group is to discuss the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. The monthly discussions about a living a healthy lifestyle will focus on the following:

        • December - How to Prevent Cancers, 
        • January - New Treatments for Diabetics
        • February - How to Make your Blood Vessels Healthy 
        • March - How to Improve Mental Faculties
        • April - How to Reduce Stress 


        • December 08, 2021
        • December 22, 2021
        • 3 sessions
        • JFGN Community Room
        • 6
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        Learn Canasta


        Want to learn how to play Naples' favorite card game.

        Now is your chance to learn from 2 seasoned players:

        Avie Goldstein and Dick Goldblatt

        Three dates have now been reserved for your training sessions. Sign up by yourself or with your friends (they have to register separately).

        For additional information contact Avie Goldstein or Dick Goldblatt .

        • December 09, 2021
        • March 10, 2022
        • 4 sessions
        • Various Movie Theaters
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        Gratuitous Violence Movie Night

        The Second Thursday of the Month From November - April 

        Join your MCA friends to watch a movie that others in your family may not want to see.

        We will meet for a light supper at one of the many close by restaurants one hour before the movie.

        NOTE:  The November and December gatherings will be on Zoom. 

        For additional information contact Ed Margulies. 

        You only need to register for this event once.

        You will receive two reminders for each session: 

        • 2 weeks prior
        • 1 day prior

        At that time,  you will be asked to indicate if you plan to attend the next session. 


        • December 12, 2021
        • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Sienna Lakes Sales Center, 2521 Orange Blossom Dr, Naples
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