Who We Are
The Naples Jewish Congregation, founded in 1998, is a Reform synagogue in Naples, Florida that serves the spiritual needs of mature adults with warmth, fellowship, study, and participation in Jewish observances. Our congregants are an extended family. We join our Rabbi, Cantorial Soloist, and Choir for joyous Shabbat services Friday evenings at 7:00 pm.
From September through April, we hold Shabbat services every week. In May, June, July and August, we hold Shabbat services on the last Friday of the month.
We observe the High Holy Days, concluding with a “Break-the-Fast” following the Yom Kippur Ne’ilah service. We make the blessing of the Lulav and Etrog on Sukkot and we have an annual Purim-schpiel, at which we dutifully "boo" Haman at each mention of his name. We honor the Shoah, we have a gala Passover Seder, and of course, we have a popular Chanukah party.
In addition to celebrating Shabbat, annual holidays and festivals, we offer adult learning opportunities throughout the year, activities and events, and an active Sisterhood and Men’s Club. Both the Sisterhood and Men’s Club are always open to suggestions for new activities and enthusiastically welcome new members.
Committed to the inclusive principles of Reform Judaism, NJC welcomes members of every color, nationality or sexual orientation to its community of Jewish prayer, education and fellowship.