Renewed JCCV Library Open

Welcome to the renewed library at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria!

Our collection consists of several hundred books organized by topic and alphabetically by author within the topics. These include: Jewish History, The Holocaust, Art and Photography, Israel, Biography, Humour and many more.

Some books are honourably old and have been instructive and entertaining to many. Others are younger. All await your interest and attention. We encourage you to drop in, browse and borrow. Borrowing is easy; it works on the honour system. Just fill in the card from inside the book, leave it in the designated box and enjoy reading your chosen material for as long as you need. Please return it to the designated basket.

Much of the collection on the shelves was generously donated. To avoid duplication, we ask that anyone wishing to donate books in good condition first send along a list of titles and authors to the librarians. To make arrangements for donations, please contact Coral Grant at or Juliet Simon at

We owe a debt of gratitude to all past JCCV librarians who have spent countless hours gathering, organizing and cataloguing these materials. Our collection is of great relevance to members of the JCCV and the larger community.

JCCV Lively Walking Group – Autumn 2016

Start the Jewish New Year in health, fitness and camaraderie with the JCCV Lively Walking Group.

Walks take place on alternate Fridays, rain or shine. If you are moderately fit and enjoy group walking, you are invited to join in. Planned and led by volunteer leader Juliet Simon, routes of approximately 1.5 hour’s duration at a lively pace take in a variety of spots around town, over varied terrain, via parks, neighbourhoods and pedestrian pathways. The goals are good health and camaraderie. After each walk there’s an optional café stop. No need to commit to the whole series; come when you can; walk at your own risk

Rendez-vous details will be e-mailed out by the Wednesday preceding each Friday walk. To be on the list, please contact Juliet at

Dates & Destinations, October – December 2016
#1: October 7th: Ross Bay to Government House (moderate, a few ups and downs)
#2: October 21st: Blenkinsop Valley and Outerbridge Park (flat, easy)
#3: November 4th: Hatley Park (easy-moderate, some stairs, forest trails)
#4: November 18th: Mystic Vale, Mystic Ponds and UVic campus (easy-moderate)
#5: December 2nd:  Bazan Bay and Sidney waterfront (flat, easy)