The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Collier County, are proud to announce the opening of the 24th continuous season of the Saul I. Stern Cultural Series. The programs for this year are as follows:
Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM Dr. Wollschlaeger’s story is fascinating and his presentation, spellbinding. The son of a Nazi Wehrmacht Colonel, the doctor chose to convert to Judaism. He and his family are devoted to the religion.
He continued his medical training in Israel and after completing his training, enrolled in the Israel military service. He now practices medicine in N. Miami Beach. His topic: “My Father Was a Nazi- Against All Odds, Change is Possible.” Don’t miss this amazing story.
Rabbi Marvin Tokayer
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM Rabbi Tokayer is the retired Rabbi to the Jewish Community of Japan. He served for eight years. In addition, he attended life events in Hong Kong, China, India and Korea. Rabbi Tokayer is a noted scholar and historian. He has written over 20 books in Japanese. His translation of the Talmud into Japanese sold over 20,00 copies. Rabbi has made it his life work to study the history of the Jews in the Far East. His information is unknown to many and his presentation holds the audience’s attention.
Naples Brass Quintet
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM These outstanding musicians combine a program of classic and modern music. The musicians’ presentation is brilliant as is their charming introduction of the melodies. The evening concludes with a Viennese table and Starbucks tasting. Patron’s tickets are $75 for the series, which includes preferred seating. The series for members of the JCMI are $50. The series for non-members is $60. Individual tickets are $20 for JCMI members and $25 for non-members. For tickets and further information, contact the synagogue office at 239-642-0800.