The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island is the spiritual home to more than 150 families of diverse ages and backgrounds, welcoming both permanent and part time congregants to its open-door policy.
In 1982 a classified advertisement in a local newspaper attracted a nucleus of 60 enthusiastic and dedicated people who evolved into today’s active volunteers who offer and participate in a wide variety of stimulating educational, cultural, and social activities. Although primarily an adult community, the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island has the staff and flexibility to offer children’s programs and tutoring as required. The current professional staff includes Rabbi Mark Wm. Gross and Cantorial Soloist Hari Jacobsen, a president and board of directors.
An overview outline to the Friday Night Service
Services are held Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, followed by a lovely Oneg Shabbat. In September, Saturday morning Torah Study begins at 9:30 AM. In January, Torah Study is followed by services and a complimentary lunch.
Something new at JCMI: for the benefit of those who may not be available to attend our regular Shabbat Torah-reading on Saturday mornings, we will be incorporating a Torah service into our Shabbat evening worship, as well as on the last Friday night of every month.