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These events for MCA member and their significant others. 

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COED Events

    • September 02, 2021
    • May 02, 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: 

    • June - Modern Egypt and Life Along the Nile
    • July - The Galapagos Islands, Peru and the Center of the World
    • August - Syrian Odyssey
    • September - Turkish Delight

    • October 5 - Japan: The Land of Fascinating Contrasts

    Japan is not only sushi, sake, cherry blossoms, and Mt. Fuji. From technologically advanced Tokyo teeming with people, to the beautifully preserved old towns set in remote mountain landscapes, to the fully recovered cities that were once obliterated by atomic bombs, Japan is a land of contrasts. Come along as we explore this amazing country by foot, boat and bullet train as we uncover the real Japan. You will be surprised when you see what non-tourist Japan is really like.

    • Sorry.  Out Taking More Photos.  See you in December!!

    • 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 - 3 Faces of China
    • February 14 - Mongolia-One Land, Two Worlds
    • March 7 - Northern India-The Heart of a Culture
    • April 4 - Jordan-A Biblical Land in a Modern World
    • May 2 - A Journey In Southern India
    September 02, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM2.October 05, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM3.December 06, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM4.January 03, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM5.February 14, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM6.March 07, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM7.April 04, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM8.May 02, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


    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 23, 2021
    • October 21, 2021
    • 2 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. 
    • November 02, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Temple Shalom

    Mendelsson, the Nazis, and Me

    Trailer:  Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me

    Felix Mendelssohn was a child prodigy pianist and composer who was famous from a young age. Born into an illustrious Berlin Jewish family (his grandfather was the theologian Moses Mendelssohn who began the assimilation of Jews into German society), Felix was baptised Lutheran, along with his siblings, at the age of seven, in part because at that time Jews in Germany did not have full civil rights. For the rest of his short life (he died at age 38), Mendelssohn strove to unite the two religions in his music, continuing what his grandfather had begun. He became one of Germany’s most beloved composers, and millions of brides have walked down the aisle to his Wedding March. One hundred years later the Nazis came to power, banned Mendelssohn’s music in Germany and re-classified his (mainly Lutheran) descendants as Jews, threatening their lives. One of these descendants, the filmmaker Sheila Hayman, decided to tell her family’s story on screen. Her wide-ranging and fascinating film is about the madness of labels and the unifying power of music.



    • November 09, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Beth Tikvah - 1459 Pine Ridge Road
    Register

    Israel Between the Wars

    Last November, Steve made several predictions regarding the political and economic condition in Israel, and in the Middle East in general. He looked back at events since the last war with an eye toward understanding their implications, and projecting forward through 2018. How did those predictions turn out and what will the next 6 months look like?

    Steve Schreier, a resident of Massachusetts since 2008 and now Southwest Florida, and the president of the Schreier Group, which provides consulting to non-profit organizations and philanthropic foundations. Prior to that, Steve served as consultant and Senior Vice President of the American Technion Society from 1986-2007, during which he was responsible for the conceptualization, creation and implementation of a comprehensive development structure and program throughout the United States. He has also served in executive positions in Jewish Federations and as a community and campaign consultant for the Council of Jewish Federations

    Steve's personal ties to Israel are deep-rooted. He has lived on a kibbutz for a year of work-study in 1962, and moved to Israel in 1970 to conduct research on his doctorate.


    • December 01, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • From the Comfort of Your Own Home
    Register

    Zoom Golly Golly Comedy Night

    and

    Hanukkah Candle Lighting



    Comedian David Glickman's Zoom Golly Golly proves that Jewish comedy can work virtually! The show features over 50 song parodies, observational humor, funny slides and laugh-out-loud stories that all combine for an exciting entertainment experience.

    Join the Greater Naples Jewish community for a Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony, lead by Temple Shalom's Cantor Azu, and an hysterical night of comedy, all from  the comfort of your own home.  

    Click HERE to view a personal invitation from Mr. Glickman. 

    • December 07, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Temple Shalom

    Bess Myerson: the One and Only

    Jewish Miss America

    Trailer: The One & Only Jewish Miss America

    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 29, 2021
    • February 16, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 10
    Register

    MCA Great Decisions

    Facilitated by Harvey Oriel and Gene Goldenzeil

    Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.

    The program involves reading a chapter from the Great Decisions briefing book, listening to a member of the group introduce the topic in a fifteen minute summary, discussing issues related to that topic and then answering questions suggested in the book.

    The program lasts for 8 weeks and the group may decide to continue year round with issues of that time. 

    This is a COED program. MCA members may register a significant other. 

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

    • January 04, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Temple Shalom

    A Crime on the Bayou

    Trailer:  A Crime On The Bayou

    A Crime on the Bayou is the story of Gary Duncan, a Black teenager from Plaquemines Parish, a swampy strip of land south of New Orleans. In 1966, Duncan tries to break up an argument between white and Black teenagers outside a newly integrated school. He gently lays his hand on a white boy's arm. The boy recoils like a snake. That night, police burst into Duncan's trailer and arrest him for assault on a minor. A young Jewish attorney, Richard Sobol, leaves his prestigious D.C. firm to volunteer in New Orleans. With his help, Duncan bravely stands up to a racist legal system powered by a white supremacist boss to challenge his unfair arrest. Their fight goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and their lifelong friendship is forged.

    • January 11, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Vineyard Country Club - 400 Vineyards Blvd, Naples
    Register


    MCA/WCA Couples Canasta Night



    Join with your MCA/WCA friends for an evening of dinner and canasta. 

    Please sign up as a foursome with a designated Captain.

    Please bring cards and a tray.

    Each participant must be a member of MCA or WCA.

    No shorts or jeans.

    Questions?

    Contact Arlene or Michael Sobol....asobol99@gmail.com

    or

    Donna or Avie Goldstein...donnagoldstein@gmail.com


    Registration opens soon. 

    Check the eBlast. 



    • January 12, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Coastal Bingo, 28400 Bonita Crossings Blvd. Suite #120 Bonita Springs
    • 200

    MCA Bingo Night




    Join your MCA and WCA friends for a night of competitive Bingo, including friends, food, and cash prizes.  

    No experience necessary (it won't help anyway!).

    Registration will open soon.  

    Watch the eBlast. 

    • February 01, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Temple Shalom

    Determined: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter

    Trailer:  Determined: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter

    In Determined: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter, a documentary film based on the book of the same name, Keren Perlmutter, Avraham Perlmutter’s daughter, tells his harrowing story of hiding, capture, escape, and pursuing a Princeton education and life in the United States.

    Avraham is ten years old when his life changes forever. After Nazis arrive in his hometown of Vienna, Austria, his parents send him to the Netherlands. But the invading German army soon follows.

    This inspirational award-winning documentary follows Avraham as he outwits the Nazis and overcomes every obstacle standing in his way. But more than just a remarkable story of survival, his tale is a testament to human kindness, even in the darkest of hours, and to the achievements made possible through relentless perseverance.


    • March 01, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Temple Shalom

    The Windermere Children

    Trailer:  The Windemere Children

    The harrowing and ultimately life-affirming story of Holocaust children who were relocated and rehabilitated in the UK after World War II. It began with uncertainty and fear in the new land, however it eventually led to the triumph of hope and goodwill and life-long friendship and happiness that they all cherish.


    • March 05, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vineyards Country Club - 400 Vineyards Blvd, Naples

    MCA Sweetheart's Dinner Dance

    Join us for the 6th annual Sweetheart's Dinner Dance. Spend time with old and new friends, with lots of time to schmooze. The evening includes a cocktail reception, a top notch dinner, great music provided by the Girls of Motown Band, lots of dancing and surprises galore to spark your interest and participation. Everyone is sure to have a rockin' good time.

    The last five Sweetheart's Dances sold out, so make your reservation early.

    Reservations will available soon.

    Watch the eBlast for further information.


    • March 21, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • TBD

     

    MCA Keewaydin
    Island Adventure 



    We travel by boat to Keewaydin Island – a beautiful barrier island between Naples and Marco Island – accessible only by boat. You will be able to take that long romantic walk on the beach you’ve dreamed about, lounge in the sun, play beach games, or even bring your fishing gear. Or simply relax under a beach umbrella with a refreshing beverage and watch the waves. Our route takes us past the inlets of Port Royal, so this could be a side trip if desired.

    We get to Keewaydin Island by rental boats or private boats. In prior years, several dozen MCA members and spouses participated, so it's a real beachapalooza! It’s a terrific outing! Boating experience is not required, nor is beach experience.

    The price and departure point are TBD. For those who do not have access to a private boat, we’ll rent boats at a local Naples marina. We have enough MCA members with boat captain experience, so you can relax as a passenger and just enjoy the trip. We’ll share the cost of boat rentals, so the final cost will be determined by sign-up numbers. In the past, this amounted to approximately $40-45 per person.

    For more information, contact Don Belmont.


    • April 05, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Beth Tikvah - 1459 Pine Ridge Road
    Register

    Israel Between the Wars

    Last November, Steve made several predictions regarding the political and economic condition in Israel, and in the Middle East in general. He looked back at events since the last war with an eye toward understanding their implications, and projecting forward through 2018. How did those predictions turn out and what will the next 6 months look like?

    Steve Schreier, a resident of Massachusetts since 2008 and now Southwest Florida, and the president of the Schreier Group, which provides consulting to non-profit organizations and philanthropic foundations. Prior to that, Steve served as consultant and Senior Vice President of the American Technion Society from 1986-2007, during which he was responsible for the conceptualization, creation and implementation of a comprehensive development structure and program throughout the United States. He has also served in executive positions in Jewish Federations and as a community and campaign consultant for the Council of Jewish Federations

    Steve's personal ties to Israel are deep-rooted. He has lived on a kibbutz for a year of work-study in 1962, and moved to Israel in 1970 to conduct research on his doctorate.


    • April 05, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Temple Shalom

    Plan A

    Trailer:  Plan A

    Germany 1945, Max, a Jewish Holocaust survivor, meets a radical group of Jewish resistance fighters, who, like him, lost all hope for their future after they were robbed of their existence and their entire families were killed by the Nazis. They dream of retaliation on an epic scale for the Jewish people. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Max starts identifying with the group's monstrous plans...

    The post-World War II drama, based on a true story, stars “A Hidden Life” actor August Diehl alongside “Blade Runner 2049”‘s Sylvia Hoeks. Another of the lead actors in Plan A is Michael Aloni who many of our viewers will recognize as the character Akiva in the hit Netflix series Shtisel.

    The film addresses profound questions about justice, revenge and morality, dealing with the primal feelings of human nature after surviving unimaginable cruelties. PLAN A is an important and different kind of Holocaust film. Revenge is a strong primary feeling that releases a lot of destructive power and dangerous potential, even in people with a moral conscience. This conflict is the dramatic engine of that story.


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