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An ongoing program designed for the contemporary Jewish Woman

The Jewish Women's Club brings together Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds to learn, laugh, experience and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.


Designed for the contemporary Jewish woman, the Ocala & The Villages Jewish Women's Club is an ever-growing group of women who come together to socialize, learn, and discover the power of Jewish femininity in today's world. Open to the entire community, the JWC offers innovative workshops, discussions, and creative activities, exploring current issues and relevant topics that lie at the hearts of us all. It is always a special ladies night out, rejuvenating body and soul!

5th Annual Jewish Women's Club Gala

Invite your friends & RSVP! All are welcome!

Join the Jewish Women's Club of Ocala & The Villages for the 5th Annual Jewish Women's Club Gala. Sunday, April 29, 2018 at The Chabad House 13030 County Road 103 (1 mile North of Walmart on 466)

Celebrating the Jewish Women  

An Evening of Inspiration & Entertainment 
Guest Speaker  Lieutenant Commander Laurie Lans
Dinner will be served
Couvert: $25 Sponsor $36
RSVP required - Click here 

About the Speaker: Commander Laurie has served multiple tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, and throughout the world. Along her many journeys she had erected a giant Chanukah Menorah in Saddam Hussein’s Palace in Baghdad, celebrated Passover in Saddam Hussein’s Hunting Lodge, arranged for a Kosher Megillah to be read high in the hills in Afghanistan, and so much more.

With an engaging and dynamic style of presentation, Laurie weaves stirring stories of her time in war and the fascinating people she met along the way, through humor and humility.


With sponsorship of $180 and up you can honor a Jewish women in your life. A beautiful dedication will prominently be displayed at the event highlighting her qualities and special deeds.

Help the Jewish Women's Club expand and grow! 

$100 Friend Sponsor 

$180 Chai Sponsor 

$ 500 Event Sponsor

$1,000 Woman of Valor Sponsor



Gala Committee: Rebecca Hirsh, Sonia Peterson, Shirley Gottfried, Susan Axelrod, Sue Rosenblum, Sandee Bearson, Elaine Morrison, Roni Brown, Helen Landes, Susan Harris, Bev Jacobs, Helena Stone and Natalie Soto 






Guest Speaker & Dinner 

Please let your friends know about this exciting event! If you need a ride please let us know and we will try to organize it. 

Suggested donation $8 Sponsor $18Please RSVP at:  or call Sonia Peterson - 352-307-3662 or Chanie Hecht at 352-291-2218 

Lookin forward,
Chanie & Sonia Peterson 


Upcoming events
Oct. 17, 2018
The Mob, The Jews and Israel! For more info or to RSVP visit
Oct. 17, 2018
A weekly class on the weekly Torah Portion
Oct. 18, 2018
Come play Mahjong and have a chance to braid challah to take home for Shabbat! RSVP at
Oct. 20, 2018
Join us for Shabbat Services followed by a delicious kiddish- lunch. All are welcome!