Virtual Museum of Southwest Florida Jewish History

explore the Jewish experience with us

Welcome to the Southwest Florida Museum of Jewish History. We are excited to have you join us for this experience.

“I was appointed the (Jewish) historian in 1989” – Helen Weinfeld, Naples

“Marjerie and I put an advertisement in the newspaper that we are trying to start a Jewish congregation, and ten people replied,” – Elena Rosner, Marco Island

The Virtual Museum exists so that current and future residents of Southwest Florida, as well as anyone anywhere, can learn about the experiences of the first Jewish residents of the region, who helped establish the early Jewish community and continued to contribute to its further development and progress.