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Upcoming events

    • May 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • December 14, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom

    Jewish Genealogy Special Interest Group

    Grandpa, who are the people in that Passover family picture? Is that Great-grandma Ethel? Is that Great-grandpa Max? Who are the other 12 people in the picture? Where did these people come from and why? Have you been asked these questions by your children or grandchildren? Why should you or they care? Researching your family genealogy can help you find the answers to all the above questions. And the answers to questions you don’t even know to ask yet.

    You will need a notebook and pen for this program.

    For additional information or to register contact Arthur Sissman .

    The meetings of the Jewish Genealogy SIG are always on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (12 months) from 10-11:00 am ET on Zoom.

    • May 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • December 08, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom

    Lifestyle-Health Discussion Group

    lead by

    Jerry Kumin MD and Arthur Sissman

    The purpose of this group is to discuss the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. The group will discuss and be educated in, but not limited to the following:

    • What is the Blue Zone & do I want to do it?
    • What is a Telomere? How long are your telomeres?
    • Eating healthy - how much meat, poultry, fish, white food, dairy, eggs or should I go plant-based?
    • Supplements - should I take them, what kind, where to buy?
    • Exercise - how much, what kind?
    • Health focused DNA - Promethease, 23&me, MyHeritage, J-Test - why take, what to learn, genetic counseling
    • Cooking & recipes - what tastes good that is also healthy?
    • Have you got: sugar, fat, and diabetes - what do I do now?
    • The science, art, and philosophy of all the above

    and other topics of interest to the group.

    Click HERE to email the group leader.

    • May 18, 2021
    • 10:30 AM (EDT)

    A Conversation with... Mark Danni

    Founding Artistic Director of Theatre Zone

    TheatreZone is dedicated to enriching the cultural offerings in Southwest Florida by presenting professional theatrical productions and educating students of all ages to appreciate and engage in the performing arts.

    Mark and Karen Danni brought Broadway to Naples in 2005 after they moved from New York City to Southwest Florida.

    Music and theatre majors, respectively, Mark and Karen had performed on Broadway, in off-Broadway productions and in touring companies before Mark accepted a job to launch the theatre program at the Community School of Naples, where he still works today.

    • May 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom 2

    A Conversation with...

    Tim Aten

    Naples Florida Weekly 

    'Tim Knows' Columnist

    Want to know what’s going on in Collier and Lee Counties? Ask Tim. Tim’s column explores the questions that are on peoples minds as they learn about new restaurants and businesses coming and going.

    Tim Aten, a Southwest Florida journalist since 1998, is managing editor of Gulfshore Business magazine and the author of a popular Florida Weekly column reporting on regional restaurants and developments. He also is a local social media influencer on multiple platforms at @TimAtenKnows.

    • May 20, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom 2

    Men's Discussion Group

    Issue: Private Schools vs Public Schools:

    A Breeding Ground for Discrimination?

    America has long had a two-tiered system of education: The public schools, which have emphasized preparing citizens to live in a democratic society, and private schools which have emphasized a classic liberal arts education. In an article in the April 2021 edition of The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan argues that this distinction has created, or at the least is responsible for increasing, the gulf between “rick kids and poor kids in America.” As one professor from NYU has maintained, only graduates from the elite prep schools (e.g. Exeter, Andover, Choate) and/or universities (e.g., Stanford, Harvard, Duke) are candidates to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

    Terry Weiner, Ron Mutchnik, and Richard Conrath will kick off the discussion by briefly summarizing the issues as outlined in the article by Flanagan. The cite for the article is:

    Private Schools Are Indefensible - The Atlantic

    Caitlin Flanagan: What the college-admissions scandal reveals ... This article appears in the April 2021 print edition with the headline "Private Schools Are Indefensible." ...

    • May 20, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Shiva, Baby

    Available on Amazon Prime

    Shiva Baby is about a Jewish, bisexual college senior named Danielle (Rachel Sennott) who attends a shiva with her family to mourn a family member she barely knows. (Before entering the house, she urgently asks her mother, “Who died!?”) Instead of grieving, Danielle is much more concerned with juggling her family, her ex-girlfriend Maya (Molly Gordon), and, to her shock, her sugar daddy Max (Danny Deferrari), who turns out to be a colleague of Danielle’s father (Fred Melamed). Worse, it turns out Max is married, and he’s brought along his gorgeous blonde wife (Dianna Agron) and their bouncing new baby. Uh-oh.

    • May 25, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

    A Conversation with...

    Greg Longenhagen

    Artistic Director of the Florida Repertory Theatre

    As a member of the original founding company of Florida Repertory Theater, Greg Longenhagen is especially proud of the honor of entering his third decade with the Rep as its new Artistic Director.

    An accomplished actor, director, producer, teacher, and coach Greg has enjoyed a career of more than 30 years with professional theatre, radio, television and film.

    • May 28, 2021
    • 12:01 AM (EDT)
    • May 29, 2021
    • 11:59 PM (EDT)

    • June 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • December 07, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 7 sessions
    • Zoom

    MCA Travelogue Series


    Jim Sernovitz 

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

    Join us for a new journey on the first Tuesday of the month (the second Tuesday in September) at 2:30 PM for a journey of a lifetime. 

    Your itinerary is: 

    • May - Alaska and the Klondike Gold Rush
    • June - Modern Egypt and Life Along the Nile
    • Come with us as we explore Egypt today, by foot, boat and camel. We will visit a country that is partly in a land that hasn't changed since the days of the Pyramids and partly in the modern computer age.
    • July - The Galapagos Islands, Peru and the Center of the World
    • August - Syrian Odyssey
    • September - Turkish Delight
    • October - Japan: The Land of Fascinating Contrasts
    • November - Destination TBD
    • December - Destination TBD

    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.  

    • June 10, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • April 14, 2022
    • (EDT)
    • 11 sessions
    • Zoom

    MCA Book Group

    This groups meets on the second Thursday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30, usually, though not always after the MCA Luncheon. 

    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:

    • June - The Passenger  by Ulrich Boschwitz -

    Twenty-three-year-old Ulrich Boschwitz wrote The Passenger at breakneck speed in 1938, fresh in the wake of the Kristallnacht pogroms, and his prose flies at the same pace. Taut, immediate, infused with acerbic Kafkaesque humor, The Passenger is an indelible portrait of a man and a society careening out of control.

    • February 28, 2022
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Address to be provided later
    • 20

    Shy Wolf Sanctuary Tour

    The primary function of the Sanctuary is to provide a refuge for numerous wolves and wolf hybrids, a jaguar-leopard cross, several cougars, and other small animals. The facility is licensed and inspected on a regular basis by both state and federal entities.

    A highlight of your tour will be the ability to visit with the wolves up close and personal in their pens; this will truly be a hands on experience!!

    The Sanctuary has been described as “incredible, amazing, the best, and outstanding.” Check out You-Tube videos and other reviews of the Sanctuary at www.shywolfsanctuary.com.

    Because tour dates fill up months in advance (a maximum of 12 persons per tour) reservations are required.

    For additional information contact Jeffrey Randall.

    To register for this event, click HERE.

    Because the Sanctuary is a 501 (c) (3) organization a minimum donation of $25 per person is requested.

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